9 Non-Dated Shorts Outfits Fashion People Are Wearing

As someone who's from the South and has actually returned to the South in recent years, I think I'm well-equipped to speak on the subject of shorts, the number one summer wardrobe essential in hot and humid weather. Sure, I could just wear denim shorts and a T-shirt every day, but I've seen so many interesting outfit ideas lately that involve shorts. Now, I'm inclined to try just a little harder.

Of the nine outfits I selected below, only three feature denim shorts. The rest run the gamut, from bike shorts to paper-bag shorts to lounge shorts. All of these outfits are simple, comfortable, and casual, because that's what I believe shorts outfits should be, and they're all fresh for next season. Since summer doesn't even technically begin for another month, we all have plenty of time to give them a try.

Scroll for nine non-dated outfit ideas to copy and shop the shorts you need to make them happen.

Sweatshirt + Lounge Shorts + Flip-Flops
Cute shorts outfits

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@emilisindlev

This is the most casual of shorts outfits, but you can make it feel cool and elevated with subtly trendy accessories.

Crisp White Top + Denim Shorts + Sneakers
Cute shorts outfits

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@annabelrosendahl

A cool white top tucked into denim shorts feels fresh and clean in the summer. Just add sneakers.

Oversize Sweatshirt + Bike Shorts + Sporty Sandals
Cute shorts outfits

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@babba

This is one of my personal favorite outfits thanks to its effortlessness. l love to wear bike shorts with something loose on top to balance them out.

Button-Down Shirt + Tank Top + White Shorts + Sneakers
Cute shorts outfits

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@claire_most

This casual summer outfit is one that could easily be worn every weekend. Adding a button-down shirt makes it feel "non-dated."

Denim Jacket + Sports Bra + Bike Shorts
Cute shorts outfits

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@raeannlangas

Denim jackets are back, and bike shorts never left, so why not wear them together?

White Top + Colorful Shorts + Platforms
Cute shorts outfits

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@alyssainthecity

Nothing says summer like a pretty white top paired with a bit of color.

Cropped T-Shirt + Denim Shorts + Flip-Flops
Cute shorts outfits

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@slipintostyle

This one's a classic: a cropped white tee and denim cutoffs. Bonus points if you have some fancy flip-flops to wear with them.

Striped Pullover + Gym Shorts + Clogs
Cute shorts outfits

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@lucywilliams02

It's kind of giving coastal grandma, and what's not to love about that?

White Button-Down + Elastic-Waist Shorts
Cute shorts outfits

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@annabelrosendahl

When you don't know what to wear this summer, just wear this.

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