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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Kassandra on

Vanessa looks great in these shorts and she has great legs. Stop gulping down all that haterade!!! Jealous Breezy’s…… lol

Angie on

I really like the outfit, but geez…this was in May, and people are talking about plaid shorts? I picked up shorts exactly like those (but a little cuter) for $15 in February…get with the program. We should have had five more trends since then. A lot of people in LA and NYC (myself included) are over the plaid trend. Get it together, People magazine!

2good4u on

oh yah plaid is the way 2 go!

Becca on

I really hate this trend, everyone is doing it! These shorts are usually too short or chaotic. I think people should try to be more individualistic instead of just blindly following the “in” trends which can sometimes be just downright ugly.

Elle on

I love plaid shorts, they are so cute! Vannessa looks much better, more summery. But the other girl’s outfit is really strange, from the waist down it’s summer, and from the waist up it’s fall… what was she thinking?

Camaro on

Kim Kardashian hairstyles trend is going on these days.

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