I Think These 4 Shoe Styles Make Shorts Look Way Chicer

As we head deeper into June, shorts will continue entering the sartorial spotlight more and more. Yes, of course, as a practical solution to keep cool, but also as a forward way to bring a modern spin to a summer look. As we've covered over the last few weeks, sweatshorts, denim silhouettes, and long, tailored cuts are particular front-runners in the shorts realm. And while fashion people are styling their favorite pairs in a variety of ways, there seems to be a select offering of shoe styles many are opting for.

Honestly, I think incorporating one of these said shoe silhouettes into your shorts ensemble could potentially up the chic factor even more. Curious? Keep scrolling to check out the shoe styles I think will make shorts look even sleeker this summer. And if you're shopping at the moment, you'll also find product recommendations for each outfit in question. 

Fancy Flip-Flops

How to wear flip flops and shorts



Heeled flip-flops elevate this shorts-and-tank vibe even more.

There's something just cool about teaming flat flip-flops with leather shorts.

Retro Sneakers

The best sneakers to wear with tailored shorts



Nike tube socks combined with old-sneaker sneakers feel especially "right now" with tailored shorts.

The best sneakers to wear with white shorts



Keep it chill yet chic with denim shorts, a slouchy sweatshirt, and retro sneakers.

Flat Sandals

Birkenstocks and other two-strap sandals are a fashion-person staple at the moment—especially worn with sweatshorts and the like.

All about the comfy vibes here with the flat sandals and relaxed separates.




Amp up knee-length shorts or bike shorts with sleek mules.

The best mules to wear with shorts



Colorful mules with Bermuda shorts and a cropped sweatshirt is an outfit formula that's effortless and of the moment.

Feeling this polished ensemble with faux-leather knee-length shorts, a bodysuit, and heeled mules.