I tried on Vince shorts a few weeks ago and I loved them, however shorts are something I refuse to pay a lot for. Over the past few years I have bought a few pairs of standard knee length walking shorts (no short shorts, or the dreaded "formal shorts" for me, ick), but didn't wear them so much. The new shorts seem different, more like trousers that happen to be knee length, they are nice if you have a casual workplace or want something fun to wear instead of a skirt. If I had kids and was playing on the floor or at the park a lot I think I would wear them all the time.
So, back to not wanting to spend a lot, the Vince shorts and other designer brands are well over $100 a pair. Crazy. I like these, they are adorable, interesting, and $68 -
I would wear these like I would a denim skirt, with a tank or tee shirt, fun necklace and sandals. They are shorter than what I would normally go for, but I like the volume of them, so they won't feel so short.