Regardless of your body size or shape, with the right styling inspiration, short shorts can be a summer wardrobe mainstay—we promise!
Whether you’re pairing them with a t-shirt and jean jacket for a weekend road trip, or styling them with a silky blouse and blazer for a sexy date night ensemble, rest assured, there are plenty of ways to incorporate this alluring staple into your closet this season.
Tip #1: A shorts roundup wouldn’t complete without a tomboy-inspired look, and we’re swooning over this one. Pair your short shorts with a short-brimmed hat, draped blazer, and heeled oxfords for a totally on-point look.
Tip #2: Be the envy of fellow farmer’s market-goers in this polished look. Tuck a pinstripe button-down shirt into your shorts, and add for flat strappy sandals and a fringe bag.
Tip #3: Elevate your evening attire by pairing leather shorts with a crisp shirt and a simple sweater tied around the waist. Finish the look with a low ponytail and a cross-body bag.
Tip #4: Looks like we’ve found what we’ll be wearing this weekend! Style a pair of bright shorts with your go-to t-shirt and denim jacket, and you’re destined for lazy Sunday style greatness.
Tip #5: If you have an upcoming bridal or baby shower, try this tweed shorts and romantic blouse combo. It’s feminine, flattering, and all-around awesome!
Tip #6: Inspired by the model-off-duty look? So are we. Emulate this cool-girl vibe, and try a pair of short denim shorts with a slouchy t-shirt, layered necklaces, and a leather bag.
Tip #7: Is it just us, or does this outfit have Alexa Chung written all over it? Luckily, the recipe is simple: wear a white crochet or lace top with leather shorts, and you’re set! A little bit of bedhead helps too.
Tip #8: If you dare to bare your midriff, this is the look for you. Snag a pair of tribal-print shorts and wear them with a blazer, crop top, and a woven belt. Where to wear this eye-catching outfit? We suggest the flea market!
Tip #9: Purchased a pair of statement shorts and don’t know how to wear them? Go for a look inspired by this off-duty model, and wear them with a simple, tucked-in long-sleeved shirt. Voila!
Equipment Lewis Leopard-Print Washed-Silk Shorts ($180)
French Connection Laguna Linen City Shorts ($128)