8 Ways to Style Long Shorts Like a Fashion Person

Two women wearing long denim shorts with short-sleeve t-shirts.

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Miniskirts and micro shorts are certainly runway approved, but if you're not too keen on baring so much skin in your everyday life, you've come to the right place. Right now, long shorts are trending in a major way. There's a variety of styles to choose from if you want to test-drive this look, including baggy denim and tailored linen. When it comes to the styling options, the sky's the limit.

If you want to go for a sophisticated look, try long shorts with a matching blazer for an abbreviated spin on the pantsuit. Prefer the casual route? We have options for you too. Baggy linen shorts and a tank top work perfectly for hot summer days ahead. Oh, and if you want an outfit that's a dash polished and a smidge laid-back, there's also an outfit idea that combines the best of both worlds. Scroll down for eight ways to style long shorts like a fashion person.

1. With High-Heel Sandals

a woman wearing a long-sleeve beige top with long beige shorts and black heeled sandals

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2. With a Matching Blazer

Woman wearing a black blazer and matching long shorts with heels

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3. With a Baby Tee

Two women walking toward the camera wearing long denim shorts and t-shirts.

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4. With a Sweater Cape

A woman wearing a beige cape over a white t-shirt with long black shorts.

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5. With High Socks and Loafers

A woman wearing a tank top, long denim shorts, high white socks, and black loafers.

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6. With Tonal Pieces

A woman with short hair wearing a brown t-shirt and brown long shorts.

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7. With a Tank Top and Cardigan

A woman wearing a tank top and cardigan with baggy, long shorts.

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8. With Colorful Heeled Mules

A woman taking a mirror selfie wearing long denim shorts.

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Erin got her start as a Who What Wear intern over 12 years ago—back when the site only published a single story per day. (Who What Wear has since increased that number twentyfold.) She graduated magna cum laude from USC, which is how she ended up moving to Los Angeles from her hometown of San Diego. In college, she also interned at Refinery29, where she was promoted to editorial assistant and then assistant editor. After nearly three years at R29, she came back to WWW in 2016, where she currently holds the title of Associate Director of Fashion News (as well as the unofficial title of resident royal expert—in case you haven't noticed her numerous Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton stories). She spends her days trying to incorporate her idols, Anna Wintour and Roger Federer, into as many stories as possible. Outside of work, she loves tennis, classic rock, traveling, and smothering her dog with affection.