When asked what my go to summer item is, I always have to answer J.Crew shorts. They look pulled together but casual when paired with a button down and a skinny belt or they can look just a tad bit dressy when put with a cardigan and flats. They come in a whole slew of pretty pastels and whimsical brights, and while I usually opt for the 4″ or 5″ because I think they look a little more sophisticated, they also come in a 3″ inseam. Everytime they go on sale (like they are now!), I can’t resist adding a pair or two to my collection.