And you thought you'd have to stash your favorite pair of shorts when the calendar changed to September, right? But as long as it's not snowing, or 30 below, you can still wear shorts through the fall, with a few minor tweaks.
One great way to stretch the wear-time of your fave pair is to wear them with a sweatshirt. Try the Maura shorts ($19.89) from Abercrombie & Fitch with the Cass pullover hoodie ($39.89), or the Rebecca hoodless pullover ($39.89). Both sweatshirts come in a wide variety of colors that you can mix and match with the basic colors of the shorts for a nice, classic, college-like look.
For a more laid-back approach, check out Hollister's San Clemente athletic shorts ($19.50), paired with a brightly colored graphic tee, such as the Surfers Knoll t-shirt ($19.50), which is available in 6 neon colors.
For a cute, casual date look, go for some dark wash boy fit shorts, such as the AE Boy Fit Dark Denim Shorts ($34.95). The subtle destruction looks like you didn't try too hard, but the elegant dark wash makes you look nice enough for dinner out. Try 'em with the AE Classic Blazer ($59.50) and the AE Lace Embroidered Tank ($24.50) for a very put-together feel, or with the AE Plaid Favorite Shirt ($39.50) for a cool vibe.
No matter which way you choose to wear them, shorts are a great, unexpected piece for fall.