This ’90s Shorts Trend Will Be Everywhere This Summer

This being the year of 90s revival, brands are looking for new iterations to play in the decade. One such 90’s trend we are so excited to endorse is the printed short.

A Kelly Kapowski favorite, this playful trend has made a serious comeback, if its sell-out rate at ASOS, ShopBop, and Reformation is any indication.  And with the warmer months ahead of us, the trend is arriving right in time for summatime.  That said, we’re well aware that wearing printed shorts can be a bit of a head-scratcher when it comes to styling.  You want to pair them with pieces that are the right color and proportions so as to be playful yet still sophisticated.  To show you how it’s done, we leave you with our best-printed shorts advice: When in doubt, simply pair your shorts with a solid color top.  If you rather don a printed top with printed shorts, then it is good to wear a more subtle print on either the top or the bottom so that your outfit doesn’t appear too embellished or loud.

Scroll through to shop our favorite printed shorts for this summer.

Kimchi Blue Valentina High-Rise Bubble Short
Kimchi & Blue Kimchi Blue Valentina High-Rise Bubble Short ($54)
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Kimchi Blue Tropical High-Rise Short
Kimchi & Blue Kimchi Blue Tropical High-Rise Short ($49)
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Out From Under Flutterfly Short
Out From Under Out From Under Flutterfly Short ($29)
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High-waisted short in postcard print
J.Crew High-waisted short in postcard print ($59.50)
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Mid-Rise Patterned Everyday Shorts for Women (3 1/2
Old Navy Mid-Rise Patterned Everyday Shorts for Women (3 1/2″) ($22.94)
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Tie-waist short in Ratti® painted pineapple
J.Crew Tie-waist short in Ratti® painted pineapple ($98)
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Stretch Dolphin Cut Ultra Soft Shorts for Women with Pockets - Drawstring Waistband - Tribal Olive - Small/Medium
Stretch Dolphin Cut Ultra Soft Shorts for Women with Pockets – Drawstring Waistband – Tribal Olive – Small/Medium
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Simplicity Junior's Floral Pattern Lace Summer Beach Shorts Black/Pink/Green L
Simplicity Junior’s Floral Pattern Lace Summer Beach Shorts Black/Pink/Green L
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brand Gotcha Gotcha For UO Neon Mid-Rise Board Shorts
brand Gotcha Gotcha For UO Neon Mid-Rise Board Shorts ($49)
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ASOS Curve ASOS CURVE High Waist Checked Shorts
Asos ASOS Curve ASOS CURVE High Waist Checked Shorts ($40)
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Sunm boutique Women's Shorts Beach Shorts Pom Pom Shorts Tassel Shorts Casual Shorts Summer Beach Shorts (Small, Green)
Sunm boutique Women’s Shorts Beach Shorts Pom Pom Shorts Tassel Shorts Casual Shorts Summer Beach Shorts (Small, Green) ($19.99)
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Embroidered Casual Shorts
Tommy Hilfiger Embroidered Casual Shorts ($31.99)
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Angie Women's Tie Waist Printed Shorts, Navy, Small
Angie Women’s Tie Waist Printed Shorts, Navy, Small
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Women's Casual Pompom Tassel Lace Trim Mini Beach Shorts, Lace_1, Small
Women’s Casual Pompom Tassel Lace Trim Mini Beach Shorts, Lace_1, Small
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MeshMe Womens Jillian - Black White Paisley Print Patterned Tasseled Drawstring Loungewear Summer Beach Cover up Active Lounge Pajamas PJs Flounce Bounce Mini Cover-up Booty Short Shorts Small
MeshMe Womens Jillian – Black White Paisley Print Patterned Tasseled Drawstring Loungewear Summer Beach Cover up Active Lounge Pajamas PJs Flounce Bounce Mini Cover-up Booty Short Shorts Small ($39)
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Tinseltown Juniors' High-Waisted Floral-Print Cutoff Denim Shorts (13, Mint)
Tinseltown Juniors’ High-Waisted Floral-Print Cutoff Denim Shorts (13, Mint)
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Clinamen Clothing Women Plus Size Jaquard Patterned Elastic Waist Short(ZB4239) (XXXLarge, Blush/Beige)
Clinamen Clothing Women Plus Size Jaquard Patterned Elastic Waist Short(ZB4239) (XXXLarge, Blush/Beige)
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Patterned Mini Skorts
COCOLEGGINGS Patterned Mini Skorts ($13.99)
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HDE Womens Plus Size Shorts Patterned Casual Pull On Elastic Waist Dress Shorts (Black and White Tribal, 1X)
HDE Womens Plus Size Shorts Patterned Casual Pull On Elastic Waist Dress Shorts (Black and White Tribal, 1X) ($10.98)
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Modamix Women's Plus Size Printed Pleated Crepe Short, Black/White Floral, 24W
Modamix Women’s Plus Size Printed Pleated Crepe Short, Black/White Floral, 24W
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OURS Women's Boho Flower Printed Slim Tight Beach Shorts (S, Type2)
OURS Women’s Boho Flower Printed Slim Tight Beach Shorts (S, Type2) ($18.99)
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Relipop Women Sexy Hot Pants Summer Casual Shorts High Waist Short Beach (Medium, Blue)
Relipop Women Sexy Hot Pants Summer Casual Shorts High Waist Short Beach (Medium, Blue)
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Allonly Women's Casual Flower Digital Print Relaxed Fit High Waisted Shorts Pants With Zipper Back
Allonly Women’s Casual Flower Digital Print Relaxed Fit High Waisted Shorts Pants With Zipper Back
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High Waist Tribal Bodycon Shorts
LOSRLY High Waist Tribal Bodycon Shorts ($10.99)
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Asatr Women's Summer Casual shorts Pants, Leopard Print Shorts
Asatr Women’s Summer Casual shorts Pants, Leopard Print Shorts ($7.89)
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POGTMM Women's Floral Printed Drawstring Plus Size Casual Beach Shorts (XXXL, Navy Blue)
POGTMM Women’s Floral Printed Drawstring Plus Size Casual Beach Shorts (XXXL, Navy Blue)
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