When it comes to summer dressing, most of us have our go-to outfit formulas that work for our style aesthetic. I personally tend to reach for breezy dresses more than anything else when the temps hit above 70 degrees. While shorts are certainly a part of my wardrobe rotation in summer, surprisingly, I don't gravitate towards them all that much. Perhaps because of their uber casual nature I never quite feel 100% put-together when wearing them—or, perhaps it's simply because I haven't found the perfect pair.
My preconceived ideas about shorts suiting me have slowly started to change thanks to these exceptionally cool outfits I recently discovered on Instagram. These ensembles not only make the summer basic feel fresh but they're also perfect for keeping cool in the swelteringly hot season. In short, they are renewing my faith in shorts!
Whether you love shorts (or you don't) take a peek at these cool outfit ideas that will get you inspired for the summer season ahead.
I love the idea of dressing up a pair of casual, loose denim shorts for a summer evening out. A tweed jacket or a shimmery bouclé topper will always dress up denim. Chic ballet flats will add a classic touch to the outfit.
You cannot go wrong with a pair of high-waisted linen shorts in summer. Lean into the "coastal grandma" aesthetic and team it with a crisp white button-down. Black accessories will add contrast to the classic look.
Nothing looks as chic as an all-white outfit in summer. Go for lightweight linen shorts, a minimalist top, and chic beige accessories to complete your expensive-looking ensemble.
Black biker shorts can look chic if styled with the right pieces. For a city look, pair with a minimalist black top and an oversize white button-down. Accessories are important—a polished handbag and cushy leather sandals are the perfect complements.