This Is How to Pull Off Shorts for Fall

Fall outfits with shorts



While the incoming fall season has us thinking about building our capsule wardrobes and stocking up on the best sweaters, we still have a handful of warm weeks ahead of us. (Depending on where you live, of course, that period could actually be even longer.) If you think shorts are reserved for 90-degree days and spring break, think again. You can pull off fall shorts outfits, and we'll show you how.

Whether you want to extend the wear of your favorite vintage cutoffs or want to put together something a little more weather appropriate, wearing shorts during the fall is easier than you might think—not to mention a chic (and unexpected) alternative to a skirt. To give you an idea of what we mean, we gathered up some of the best looks from fashion girls who know how to do it best. From culotte shorts to denim shorts, you'll find the transition from summer to fall that much easier.

Ways to wear shorts in the fall



Wear knee-length denim shorts into the fall with a chic floral blazer for some extra color.

You'll stand out in this.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

These look so comfortable.

Available in sizes 10 to 22.

We'll never get tired of leather shorts teeming with rock 'n' roll vibes. Contrast the look and feel of leather with a comfortable hoodie.

A classic black hoodie will go with anything.

Available in sizes 14 to 24.

Wear a pair of tights under these when the weather gets colder.

Available in sizes 34 to 40.

How to wear shorts for fall



Style your favorite hoodie with a pair of longer shorts to give yourself a casual athleisure ensemble.

Sweatshirt, but make it fashion.

Available in sizes XS to L.

You'll feel so chic in these.

Available in sizes 36 to 42.

Style a long-sleeve polo with a pair of baggier mom shorts for a cool, preppy outfit.

Polos have returned to the surface of trends.

Available in sizes XXXS to 3X.

Outfits with shorts to wear for fall



Who said shorts can't be polished? We love a suit with a pair of shorts. Wear a pair of "dad" sneakers to give the outfit a cool edge.

Dress up your denim cutoffs with a cool bomber jacket and heeled sandals.

This will add a cool edge to your look.

Available in sizes 4 to 10.

These look so flattering.

Available in sizes 23 to 32.

Chic shorts to wear during the fall



Want to mix up your fall work wardrobe? Wear culotte shorts styled with over-the-knee boots for a bold office-appropriate ensemble.

You can't go wrong here.

Available in sizes XXS to XL.

Wear these to the office this season.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

For those lazy weekends, style your favorite sweatshirt with a pair of white shorts and chunky sandals to nail "dad" style.

We can't get over this color.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Long shorts for fall



Yes, you can wear pull off the below-the-knee length shorts. Style it with a classic white tee and a belt to give your outfit more shape.

Can you ever have too many white T-shirts?

Available in sizes 12 to 26.

These are so chic.

Available in sizes AU 6 to AU 12.

If you want a simple outfit to wear during the warmer days of fall, opt for a sleek bodysuit and your favorite cutoffs.

Wear this for all your nights out.

Available in sizes XS to L.

If you take a closer look, you'll see classic Off-White details.

Available in sizes 24 to 31.

Cool fall outfits with shorts



Looking for a slightly dressier approach to fall shorts? We love a colorful pair styled with a classic striped button-down and kitten heels.

A striped button-down will never get old.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These are so cheery.

Available in sizes AU 4 to 10.

Minimalist fall outfit with shorts



If you want to take the bike shorts trend in the fall and dress it up, a pair of Bermuda shorts will give your athleisure-inspired look instant polish.

Wear these to your next brunch.

Available in sizes 38 to 42.

We love chic white mules for fall.

Available in sizes 36 to 40.

Once the temperatures begin to drop, throw on a pair of tights underneath your shorts to keep your legs warm.

We've been loving Nanushka lately.

Available in sizes XS to L.

These are so stylish.

Available in sizes 34 to 42.

See? Wearing shorts for fall isn't as hard as you might've thought.

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