I don't know about you, but I'm ready to ditch the big coats and gloomy winter colors for shorts and brighter, lighter colors! If you're on the same boat but those resolutions aren't quite working for you in eliminating some of that holiday pudge, Boston Proper has a great line of bottoms that will help you don a sleeker silhouette this season. Each of the six styles in their new Slim and Shape Side-Zip Collection features a hidden, slimming tummy panel, 4-way stretch fabric, and a flattering side zipper and seamless front and back. Plus, did I mention they're on sale now through the 13th of February? To get you ready for the new season, here are five Slim & Shape styles and ways to incorporate these pieces into your wardrobe for spring and summer.

1. Slim & Shape Side-zip Crop Pant

It seems like nautical looks never really go out of style for the warmer months, but the fact that colored pants are definitely in this season makes the classic look even more fun. Here, I've paired the Slim & shape side-zip crop pant in "fiery" red with this comfy and casual Lurex stripe crewneck sweater and a pair of Classic cat eye sunglasses to perfect it for outdoor excursions. In any color, the Pump cork wedges finish off the nautical look, but I think the navy pair makes for a nice contrast against the red, white, and tan.

2. Slim & Shape Side-zip Boot-cut Pant

If your every day routine requires a little more dressing up, consider the Slim & shape side-zip boot-cut pant. Available in four classic shades, I've combined the black pair with Boston Proper's Button front blouse in tan for a buttoned-up look that exudes plenty of class and professionalism. Because the big pieces are simple, you can add a little more personality in the accessories; I've picked the Pyramid stud bangle and Black sparkle clutch to inject a little edge and glamour into the ensemble.

3. Slim & Shape Side-zip Skort

Want a look for Valentine's Day that incorporates practical separates? The Slim & shape side-zip skort and Polka dot lace inset top are both basic black pieces that can be worn countless ways, but paired together make for a sleek and sexy outfit. The addition of the Quilted chain bag adds a pop of color and romanticism, and the leopard Day-to-night pumps are an easy way to sport this sultry print — but they're available in red, black, rose gold and nude if you're not so bold.

4. Slim & Shape Paris Side-zip 7" Short

Spring and summer mean warmer weather and hopefully a vacation; these Slim & shape Paris side-zip 7" shorts are perfect for sightseeing, beachside walks, or just lounging around. Keep the look fashionable and fun by sporting them with this Colorful geo surplice top and a pair of Colorblock heel wedges in navy. Since the top has so much interest to start, you can keep the jewelry simple; these Hammered metal disk earrings complement the outfit without being too distracting or dressy.

5. Slim & Shape Paris Side-zip 5" Short

And if you're going on vacation, you might have the pool in mind. Boston Proper's Slim & Shape Paris side-zip 5" short is sharp and fresh looking for summer jaunts and would easily pair with any bathing suit. I like the way the white shorts look with the giraffe print on their Exotic animal one-piece. Top off the whole look with the oversized Gold chain hat and a pair of Thong sandals in rose gold to keep your head and toes safe from the elements.