Trend Worth Trying: Plaid Shorts

05/31/2007 at 05:00 PM ET

Vince Flores / celebrity photo; London Entertainment/Splash News online

Staying stylish in the summer can be a challenge — less clothes can definitely translate into less effort. But shorts are always a great way of keeping cool, and adding in a dash of preppy plaid is just enough to take them from functional to fun. Pair them with a trendy summer scarf like Heroes‘ Tawny Cypress or with layered tanks like Vanessa Minnillo. Here are a few of our favorites to get you started:

Splurge with Joie “Little Thoughts” Plaid Shorts, $160 at or Vince Laundered Plaid Cuffed Shorts, $109 at

Go straight to the preppy source with these Sconset Patchwork madras shorts, $58 at

Get the look for a steal with these Madras Rollup Shorts, $35 at %20womens&productId=2331_3791″ target=”_blank”>, or these Plaid Shorts, $18 at

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Canadian, eh? on

Not into plaid myself but Vanessa looks great.

Kimberly on

Love both looks! Tawny could’ve been out later in the day…maybe it was a little chilly.

k on

hhmm i dont like this…its too 90s…they kinda look like a teenaged boys boxers…

Lolly on

Vanessa’s outfit is cute but her legs really should be covered up. Her knees are too fat. I saw a back view on another site and she has cellulite, a birthmark and veins. I still don’t know why she gets any attention.

Tyra on

Vanessa’s boobs are very far apart. I think they are fake.

Jemma on

Vanessa looks SO CUTE! I love her entire outfit, it is so casual but still adorable and put-together. A perfect summer look!

evelyn on

wow, faith and alia, who are you guys? her publicists?
why do you assume everyone is going to “bash” her? Take it down a thousand. I feel like saying I hate her just to stir you

the look is dumb, looks like you are wearing boxer shorts!

Softballer on

I recently got some from A and F. Love the trend!!! Vannesa looks better. The purple scarf doesn’t match at all!

shopoholic on

i own about five pairs of plaid shorts!! they are so cute!

aortega on

love these how vanessa is wearing them not so much the other chic.

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