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A sample of last year’s hottest (and tiniest) pieces of fabric, with photos and captions by Isa Giallorenzo. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Why? Hot pink. Scalloped hem. It's as cute as it gets.

Why? Hot pink. Scalloped hem. It’s as cute as it gets.

Why? Ratissia is totally representing with her American flag shorts, keeping it classy with the high waist, and keeping it cool with the rough hem.

Why? Ratissia is totally representing with her American flag shorts, keeping it classy with the high waist, and keeping it cool with the rough hem.

 

Why? Denim cutoffs can make your favorite pair of jeans virtually eternal. You can also use a cheap pair of "mom jeans" from the thrift store. The higher the waist the better. 

Why? Denim cutoffs can make your favorite pair of jeans virtually eternal. You can also use a cheap pair of “mom jeans” from the thrift store. The higher the waist the better.

 

Why? Shorts can be classy too. Just keep accessorizing to a minimum and pick neutral shades in thicker fabrics. 

Why? Shorts can be classy too. Just keep accessorizing to a minimum and pick neutral shades in thicker fabrics.

 

Why? Never before have glitter shorts looked so casual. Never a striped tee looked so glam. Everything a summer festival outfit should be.

Why? Never before have glitter shorts looked so casual. Never a striped tee looked so glam. Everything a summer festival outfit should be.

 

Why? Theodore shows a dude can be both fresh and formal. Who knew shorts and a tie could go so well together?

Why? Theodore shows a dude can be both fresh and formal. Who knew shorts and a tie could go so well together?

 

Why? These leather shorts are HOT! Chic, edgy, versatile, and somehow fresh. Leather has definitely made its way into the summer.

Why? These leather shorts are HOT! Chic, edgy, versatile, and somehow fresh. Leather has definitely made its way into the summer.

 

 

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