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Printed shorts: top picks summer 2014

'Printed shorts are the new denim' is ASOS shout out to Britain's young and hip fashionisers: but are printed shorts really that groovy? After denim cut-off, in fact, printed shorts have conquered the heart of every girl and woman that loves pretty and practical, sexy and comfortable and, above all, effortlessly cool.

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Cozy, a little baggy, or skimpy and high-waisted, definitely lightweight, printed shorts for summer 2014 are the wardrobe staple that you won't leave out of your suitcase, regardless if you are heading to the beach, a festival or taking a city break. In fact, these shorts will be your best friend even if you are staying in town and working at the office: they are perfect for every day use, for the week and the weekend.

Shorts are great for showing the legs and make the all attire more glam: the new breed of shorts is definitely smart and well tailored. And if printed shorts are already a statement of their own, mixing them with more print will recreate that cool, laid back effect that is the ultimate feature of summer.

Tribal, animal or pretty patterns, there is a world of choice for every taste and every poscket, on the hight street and online. Take a look, for instance, at the ASOS printed shorts collection for 2014: our best pick is the High Waist Denim Side Split Shorts in Leopard Print, in 100% cotton and raw hem with split detail. Fresh, cutting edge and sexy, yours for £30.

Top Shop, instead, offers a selection of printed shorts for summer 2014 that strikes for its elegant tone and sheerness of materials. We loved above-the-knees Leafy Print Short, with its large bold pattern, green on white background, that would match perfectly a long cream camisole and chunky wedge sandals. RPR £38.00

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Alternatively, head for a sexy and cosy runner short, like the Demi Neon Aztec Print Jersey Runner Shorts, a knock-out pair of shorts perfect for daytime effortless cool and evening glam. Available at bohoo.com for £10.

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