5 Ways to Wear Shorts This Summer and Still Feel Like a Grown-Up

As someone who generally prefers trousers over dresses and tailoring over loose silhouettes, you'd think that shorts would be a given in my summer capsule. But I find them unbelievably hard to style. Perhaps it's something to do with their school sports days connotations or the way they can cut your legs off at an awkward point. It seems as though shorts are making a storming return this season (from cycling shorts to belted iterations), so I've had to face my fears. Luckily, there's plenty of inspiration on Instagram, and the likes of Alyssa Coscarelli and Enis have shown me that it is possible to wear this trend and still look like a grown-up. If you're struggling as much as I am with this summer-ready trend, I've rounded up five easy outfit ideas. From safari-style separates to tailored co-ords, scroll down to see and shop my favourite shorts outfits.

1. Knotted Shirt + Pink Shorts

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@wethepeoplestyle

Style Notes: A pop of colour never goes amiss, and we love how Jessie Bush keeps her hot-pink pair looking timeless with a knotted white shirt. 

2. Denim Shorts + Blazer

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@eniswardrobe

Style Notes: Denim city shorts can be a scary prospect to most people, but Enis makes it look effortless with her dark grey pair, which she styles with a classic tuxedo blazer and a black tank top.

3. Cream Shorts + Workwear Jacket

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@pernilleteisbaek

Style Notes: If in doubt, go tonal. Pernille channels safari chic with her white workwear jacket and a pair of cream shorts. We also like the addition of chunky sandals.

4. Belted Shorts + Crew-Neck Knit

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@shotfromthestreet

Style Notes: If the English weather isn't playing ball, take inspiration from Shot From the Street and throw together belted shorts with a colour-matching crew-neck knit and brogues.

5. Shorts Suit + Slogan Tee

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@alyssainthecity

Style Notes: Shorts suits are the unexpected trend that the fashion crowd have fallen for this season. It's super easy to put together, and all it needs is a slogan tee and sneakers.