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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faith on


no, i am not vanessa’s publicist. the comment i made stemmed from a posting about vanessa about a week ago where almost all the comments were mean and/or catty. check it out if you like and you will understand why i said that.

j on

vanessa looks cute. to the blogger that said she has ‘fat knees’ & saw a pic of her with a birthmark, veins, and cellulite: go back to the planet where you came from to spare us any futher ignorant comments. omg, so she’s a real person. no one is completely flawless, honey. NO ONE!

alia on

Yep…Faith, I was about to say the same thing!…

Jones on

Isn’t this suppose to be about the shorts? And they are very cute, btw. I would definitely wear then once I lose a few pounds from my back end, otherwise, the plaid would be quite distorted. But what is this about Vanessa?? Fat knees, cellulite, veins, her boobs are too far apart and God forbide, she has a birthmark too?? OMG. lets just
put that poor women out of her (our) misery NOW!!
Why do you guys dislike this woman?? She’s beautiful, sweet and loves her man. What is wrong with that? Don’t you guys remember that Jessica left Nick? Not the other way around. Jeez…

angel on

I agree that they look like boxer shorts. My 13 year old daughter has a pair that look like Tawny’s that she bought as bed shorts. They aren’t bad looking, but just remind me of my daughter’s pajamas.

Ashley on

Wow, Vanessa looks great in the pic! Little hottie!!!!

Kayla on

vanessa looks adorable. the other girl not so much. vanessa is gorgeous, and its nice to see a celebrity be thin without looking gaunt… finally!

Tammy on

Vanessa is starting to dress better now that she’s in LA. She is trying to keep up and get attention. She’s always too matchy like she tries too hard.

D-Lister on

Wow, Vanessa’s head actually looks normal sized here! No, not jealous or a Jessica fan I just think she’s fug and annoying.

Tracie on

I think Vanessa looks adorable! Love it! I for the life of me cannot understand why people do not like her? I think she is beautiful. Also, for those of you talking about “her chubby knees”, let’s see your knees and compare!!!

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