From the street to the beach, shorts are a go-to in summer. While you can find this warm-weather staple in a variety of colors and styles, they can be tricky to wear stylishly — without falling into the shorts-and-t rut, that is. If you’re struggling to put together interesting and creative shorts outfits, we’re here to help. Get inspired by these fun and fashionable summer looks on Instagram.
5 Shorts Outfits to Copy
1. Shorts with Kimono
Every woman has at least one pair of denim shorts in the closet. Instead of throwing on a basic tee, reach for a patterned kimono. Wear a neutral colored tank top underneath to keep the focus on the kimono and add extra details in the form of jewelry, a scarf worn on the arm, or a signature bag. You might even take a pair of scissors to those shorts to give them hemline some extra fringe.
2. Shorts with Mixed Patterns
This next look is super chic and easy to replicate. Once again, this outfit is anchored by your go-to pair of denim shorts. Tuck in a long-sleeve striped shirt and sport a belt with a different pattern around your middle. The contrasting patterns in the same color family look fabulously creative.
3. Shorts with Light Cardigan
For those cooler morning commutes, a lightweight covering like this dusty rose cardigan is perfect. This stylish layered look also includes a pair of linen shorts with bow and a polka dot cami. Slip on a pair of strappy sandals and your look is complete.
4. Shorts with Check Blazer
This look includes several pieces that you wouldn’t normally pull together. The loose-fitting graphic tee, tucked into denim shorts by itself feels like the outfit of a rebellious teenager. But, topping it with a structured blazer elevates the ensemble to fashion girl status. Add a watch and some dangling earrings for even more impact.
Sweet and simple, this shorts outfit is a lovely, feminine addition to your spring and summer wardrobe. Recreate this breezy look by sporting a pair of floral patterned shorts with a solid tank top or halter in a complementary color. Keep the rest of the outfit simple with a just a bracelet or necklace.
Spring is finally here! Why not enjoy it by adding a few new pieces to your collection? These stylish Instagram looks are ultra-chic and easy to recreate on a budget. What new looks will you be trying this summer?
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