16 Outfit Ideas When Shorts Are All You Want to Wear

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If you’re a fan of shorts, we guarantee you have a full arsenal of the summertime staple and have already figured out how to wear them to just about every type of event on your calendar. Once that temperature gauge reads about 60 degrees, you’re out and about in full-legged glory. The only problem is that styling the same type of apparel can get tiresome, as you are less and less inspired to venture past your go-to looks for morning, noon, and night. With summer nearly upon us, it’s time to bust out of the mold and add a few more short outfits to the rotation.

We’ve got something for everyone: the denim cutoffs lovers, those who find a short suit office-appropriate, and more still who love a tailored bottom that isn’t a pair of pants or a miniskirt. Wearing shorts feels equal parts easy and classic, as well as different and rebellious, depending on the setting, and they’re pretty much the most effortless item to wear that it’s easy to understand why they wind up making up the basis of most people’s summer wardrobes.

This summer, allow us to inspire a few other short outfits that you’re sure to fall in love with. We’re styling ours with silk camisoles, mixing the denim pairs with tailored blazers, and trying a more nighttime-appropriate look on for size as well. Scroll through our favorites here.

Show a little skin on and off the beach with a colorful button-down tied at your natural waist.

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Pair your shorts with a silk camisole for day or night.

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Make the style more tailored with the addition of a blazer.

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For the office, try out a button-down, blazer, and loafers with your shorts this summer.

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With printed shorts, keep it toned-down with the addition of a classic Oxford button-down.

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There’s nothing more essential than a white shirt and sneakers when slipping into your favorite denim shorts.

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No matter where you’re headed, a black T-shirt will always serve you well.

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With a pair of silk shorts in a longer silhouette, consider matching your top for a modern take on suiting.

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Add a statement jacket and shoes to any denim shorts look to make a statement.

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In transitional seasons, we love longer shorts paired with a colorful chunky knit.

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Mix up your proportions by pairing mini jean shorts with a longer-line coat.

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Keep it loose, styling slouchy shorts with an oversize blouse. Mix the look with heels for a dressier take on the look and sneakers when you want to be more casual.

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No matter what you have on top, consider a pair of statement shorts that will take you anywhere this summer: morning, noon, or night.

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Colorful shorts are always a whimsical addition to your wardrobe, especially when styled with two-tone tops and metallic heels.

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Keep it casual while still adding a little something extra by opting for a plaid top instead of a solid one.

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If you’re headed to a more conservative environment, consider tailored everything with a pair of chino shorts and silk blouse.

Keep scrolling to shop some of our favorite pairs of shorts.

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