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10 Lace Shorts Under $40 Inspired by Taylor Swift's Leggy Alice + Olivia Look

Taylor Swift in Alice & Olivia lace shorts
Lately every time a celebrity or fashion blogger stops me in my tracks, they are inevitably wearing Alice and Olivia, a coveted brand that's always pushing the style envelope while still being totally girly and whimsical. One look at Taylor Swift's daring Alice + Olivia high-waist lace shorts ($295, and you can see what I mean. Her gorgeous graphic black and white bottoms are definitely unique but the lace short trend is something we can all attempt. The trick to making these borderline boudoir bottoms look daytime appropriate is to pair them with a demure top (think longsleeve) and chic flats for day. Ready to try lace shorts for yourself? Check out my 10 picks below, starting at just $13!

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1. LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's lace shorts (also in coral or ivory), $35

LC Lauren Conrad for Kohl's Shorts

2. No Boundaries Crochet Shorts, $12.88 at

No Boundaries Lace Shorts

3. The Limited Lace Tailored Shorts (also in navy), $35.97

The Limited Lace Shorts

4. Express Crochet Shorts in berry (also in black or white), $49.90 or Buy One Get One $19.90

Express crochet shorts

5. H&M+ Lace Shorts (also in black), $29.95

H&M lace shorts

6. Halo Lace Shorts (also in white), $22.99 at

Halo shorts at Target

7. Forever 21 Baroque Lace Shorts, $22.90

Baroque Lace Shorts at Forever 21

8. Forever 21 Contemporary Floral Crochet Shorts, $22.90

Love 21 shorts

9. Lush High Waist Lace Shorts, $39 at

Lush lace shorts

10. Paper Crane Lace Shorts (also in pink), $38 at

Lace shorts
Love the ivory F21 pair and the cobalt pair from Target! Amazing finds. I have an amazing giveaway up on my blog, I hope you'll check it out!

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#1 Heidi (Homepage) on 2015-05-12 15:23 (Reply)
I love this look! I just picked up some lace shorts last week.
#2 kris on 2015-05-14 13:42 (Reply)
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