16 New Ways to Wear Shorts This Summer

Shorts might not be anything new when it comes to our favorite summertime staples, but this year, we’re wearing them like never before. As trends have gotten more head-turning, we’re looking to our warm-weather bottoms to ground all the crazier tops we can’t wait to wear. Instead of investing in bottoms that louden our overall vibe, we’re seeking tailored classics and vintage-inspired denim to serve as the base to nearly every look we’re styling this summer. And we really do mean every look. From office-appropriate styles that are crafted of tailored silk to more weekend-ready denim pairs that might have very well have belonged to someone else before you proudly called them your own, we can’t quit the shorts trend.

For those looking for an elegant look, consider going monochromatic. More of a sporty girl? We’re wearing our colorful denim with graphic tees. And for those of you who love suiting, why not wear shorts with your blazer? Be inspired by all that and more, right here. Then shop some shorts styles below that are sure to fly off the shelves before long.

Go classic with vintage Levi’s, but top them with an equally vintage-looking blouse.

Go long when it comes to your denim cutoffs, pairing them with a vintage tee and matching denim trucker jacket.

Go for a super-casual take on suiting with a matching pair of shorts and jacket in a colorful chino.

Tuck a sophisticated blouse into high-waisted paper-bag waist shorts for a look you can take to the office during hot summertime days.

For an easy look, opt for all black with a tee and bomber to match your denim shorts.

Elegance is everything with this shorts suit, which is complete with a matching knit top and tucked into the pleat-front bottoms.

Stripes are always a go-to, even when it comes to shorts. Amp up your classic look with a bold awning stripe when shopping for shorts this summer.

Pair your off-duty denim shorts with a statement top for a look that will turn your vintage favorites into your next party look.

Sometimes all your favorite pair of denim cutoffs needs is that perfect one-piece swimsuit.

Play with proportions by pairing an oversize button-down shirt with your shorts, tying the look at the waist for added dimension.

Don’t just opt for a shorts suit this summer—make it even bolder by seeking a striped or colorful style.

Be bold with not only color but also prints, as you style your gingham shorts with an equally bold top.

We love a tailored waist belt on shorts, as it will make them more transitional than ever as you move through morning, noon, and night.

With a paper-bag waist, be careful not to get too bulky; instead, opt for a slimmer bodysuit that seamlessly tucks into the top of your shorts.

Go boho with a printed or embellished top tucked loosely into your favorite pair of vintage denim.

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With the above outfit ideas, you might just never take your shorts off this summer!