We'd never suggest denim cut-offs don't have a place in your <3 (they're in the wardrobe hall of fame, obvs), but it's loose, printed shorts which are making summer 2014 soar, and here's why. For starters, they're adaptable (Monday-Friday or Saturday-Sunday, they've got it covered), plus they fit in your suitcase/festival backpack better than any bulky jean shorts. Wearing your looser, smarter shirt for work? Look out for 9-5 friendly co-ord blazers or simple black crew neck T-shirts, then when the weekend rolls round, bring on the crop top and bomber jacket medleys. 

After another wardrobe refresh? Try mid-heeled sandals, your antidote to clumpy footwear.

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