June 13, 2012 | Style & Beauty
What’s the easiest item to pair with a plain white tee for instant chic? It’s a shorts story. Glimpse our favorite patterned cropped bottoms from top East End shops.
Shoot for a super-chic look in multi-colored, arrow-printed shorts. A Navajo-inspired palette of sunset yellows and oranges alongside pool and clear-sky blues is summer-perfect.
Multi Arrow Short Multi Color, $138, Current/Elliott. 25 Park, 2415 Main St., Bridgehampton, 537-7525
Laid-back shorts go upscale in fit-for-a-queen colors like deep gold and red. The flouncy layers only add to their fanciness.
Khaki/Crimson shorts, $165, Mike Gonzalez. Blue & Cream, 60 The Circle, East Hampton, 329-1392
Neutral hues balance out stripey shorts and mesh material. Dress up with wood wedges and a crisp white shirt or down for a day at the beach.
Striped Crochet and pointelle short, $225, Haute Hippie. 66 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 287-8763
Even in the jungle that is the Hamptons party scene, everyone will take notice of these wild bottoms. Your party spots are subdued just a bit with black-and-white colors and a swingy, carefree fit.
Butterfly Shorts in Safari Print, $187, Alice + Olivia. 58 Jobs Ln., Southampton, 204-0164
Embrace traditional nautical style—and take printed shorts for a tomboy twist—with a longer, red-and-white pair.
Striped long short - white & red, $225, pret-a-surf. Surf Bazaar @ The Surf Lodge, 183 S. Edgemere St., Montauk, 668-8131