There’s nothing like that first balmy day after a long winter of wooly jumpers and bulky outfits, however, you might be faced with that ever familiar feeling of “oh no, I have no clothes”, sounds familiar, right? Thought so! But there’s no need to fret this year, you’ll have these fashion forward summer shorts outfit ideas tucked up your sleeve! Keep reading for a little inspiration and some professional styling tips to ensure that you have your most comfortable and fashionable summer season yet…
The boho look will always be in fashion, and it’s the perfect aesthetic to play around with for the summertime! The easy, lived in look can be achieved with pretty much any pair of shorts, but if you want to go full bohemian beach babe, then a pair of crochet shorts will do the trick! Wear with an oversized cotton tee or a silky cami top, throw a woven shawl around your shoulders and add a straw sunhat. Finish with leather sandals and plenty of layered mix metal and gemstone jewellery for a stunning outfit that’s as cool as it is simple.
Contemporary office chic is literally embodied by the Bermuda short, this style is the definition of timeless! Wear your with a cotton button up shirt in a business blue stripe and add a matching blazer for a breathable and boardroom appropriate get up. Accessorise with slick leather brogues or canvas slides and a satchel bag. Pull your hair into a high ballerina bun and keep makeup to a minimum for an androgynous edge to summer workwear.
Shorts and the weekend are a match made in heaven! Saturdays and Sundays are the perfect time to pull out those much loved denim cut offs. Wear with an oversized cream linen button up shirt, white sneakers and a basket bag for a touch of Parisian chic. Add a silk scarf to loosely waved hair and swipe on a red lip to dress this off duty vibe up a little. Alternately, wear your cut offs with a simple oversized white tee, white plimsolls and an oversized blazer, this is a summer cool girl uniform.
Bicycle shorts have been the number one trend piece coveted by fashionistas and cool girls alike, so why not give them a crack? They are a great way of playing around with street style, without having to go full tracksuit mad. Grab a black pair of bike shorts and dress up with a button up denim shirt, platform brogues, a leather backpack and oversized chunky gold hoops. If you’re feeling more casual, pull on a boxy crew neck tee, throw on a blazer cut leather jacket and slip into your leather sneakers. Cat eye sunnies and a cross body bag are this outfit’s best friends!
Power patterns are always so much fun to play around with, and summer is the perfect time to pull them out of your closet. Choose some bold toned, printed shorts and wear with a Breton stripe long sleeve tee for a classic contemporary twist. If you’re more into block dressing, try out a pair of (very trendy) millennial purple chino shorts. Wear with a mustard toned linen shirt or a navy crop top for a gorgeous look that’s sure to turn heads. Keep your accessories and makeup low key to avoid overpowering this strong style statement.
Yup, that’s right, you can wear your shorts to cocktail hour! This is one of the best fashion hacks out there, cute and comfy whilst still perfectly appropriate. Match chino, linen, cotton or lace shorts with a simple silk cami in the same shade. Wear with strappy stiletto heels and stacks of resin bangles, with hoop earrings to match. Introduce a colour contrast like black and cream or pink and cream to add some excitement to this elegant and enigmatic evening look. This one is also perfect for date night if you want to really wow.
If you don’t have your own collection of women’s shorts in that wardrobe of yours, then what are you waiting for? Get dressing and creating, great style awaits!