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.
Wear knee-length denim shorts into the fall with a chic floral blazer for some extra color.
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.
Style your favorite hoodie with a pair of longer shorts to give yourself a casual athleisure ensemble.
Style a long-sleeve polo with a pair of baggier mom shorts for a cool, preppy outfit.
Dress up your denim cutoffs with a cool bomber jacket and heeled sandals.
Want to mix up your fall work wardrobe? Wear culotte shorts styled with over-the-knee boots for a bold office-appropriate ensemble.
For those lazy weekends, style your favorite sweatshirt with a pair of white shorts and chunky sandals to nail "dad" style.
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.
If you want a simple outfit to wear during the warmer days of fall, opt for a sleek bodysuit and your favorite cutoffs.
Once the temperatures begin to drop, throw on a pair of tights underneath your shorts to keep your legs warm.