9 Fresh Ways to Wear Shorts This Summer

No matter where you live in the world, you're probably going to want to wear shorts during the summer. But as far as summer staples go, shorts aren't exactly the easiest item to style. There are many different types of shorts, and figuring out what to wear with them can take a bit of trial and error. 

Shorts trends don't change all that often (just consider how long bike shorts and cutoff denim shorts have been a thing), so coming up with fresh ways to wear them is of the utmost importance as the weather warms up. Since spring is in full swing and shorts are on the cusp of coming back into our outfit rotations, now is the perfect time to think about how to put together shorts outfits that aren't just the same old thing.

To avoid looks that seem a bit dated, I found nine new ideas for you, as worn by some of Instagram's most stylish. Keep scrolling to find out how to try them for yourself and to shop similar shorts to wear on repeat. 

1. KEEP IT TONAL

Stylish Short Outfits: @aimeesong

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@aimeesong

Pair beige shorts with a vest and sweater draped over your shoulders. Complete the look with classic trainers. 

2. INVEST IN MATCHING SETS

Make boxer shorts street appropriate by pairing them with a tank and a shirt in a matching hue. The Frankie Shop makes it easy with its best-selling co-ord.

3. ELEVATE YOUR DENIM

Make your long denim shorts feel more elevated by pairing them with items including vinyl slides and a cute cardigan. 

4. TRY WHITE ON WHITE

Stylish Short Outfits: @raeannlangas

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@raeannlangas

The chicest way to wear white shorts is with other white pieces. (Just be sure to avoid the espresso and red wine.)

5. SWITCH UP YOUR LENGTHS 

Long, fitted denim shorts are best worn with heels (trust me), and something simple and polished like Lucy's knit top will never look dated.

6. DON'T LIMIT YOUR FOOTWEAR

It’s easy to assume wearing shorts means sandals need to be worked into the formula, too. However, as Imani proves, this isn’t the case. In fact, her loafers make her look all the more directional and cool. 

7. ADD A BLAZER

Stylish Short Outfits: @femmeblk

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@femmeblk

A blazer makes everything better, even cycling shorts, which are considered to be one of the more relaxed shorts styles out there. 

8. CLASH TEXTURES

In Britain, it rarely gets too hot for denim and vegan leather, particularly when you wear it in short-and-shirt form. 

9. NEUTRALISE BRIGHT STYLES

Bright shorts might seem like something you wear solely on holiday, but they can work just as well on home soil worn with a simple tee and classic accessories. 

Next up, the biggest spring/summer 2022 fashion trends to know. 

This piece originally appeared on Who What Wear U.S. 

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