Shorts aren’t exactly the first item that jumps to mind when you think of a universal, all-occasion piece of clothing, but they’re actually a total summer staple, no matter where you’re off to! But how you ask? Now, shorts are quite easy to get wrong, because they do traditionally have a super casual connotation to them, but not to worry! Outfit ideas below! It’s all a question of buying quality, fashion-forward pieces and careful styling. Here are a few inspiring looks for you to pull shorts off perfectly at any occasions…
If your office has a strict dress code, you might have to skip the shorts and leave them at home. Although, if like most of us, you’re working somewhere with a more contemporary approach to work attire, you should definitely grab yourself a pair of tailored, Bermuda shorts! These are the epitome of chic, especially when worn with a matching oversized blazer. Add a white tee, button-up shirt or cami underneath and slide into some shining leather brogues for the perfect professional outfit. A briefcase or messenger bag and a tight ballerina bun will add the final touches of formality to this look.
A Weekend Out
A pair of linen shorts is the perfect piece to wear on your summer weekends in the city! Choose your shorts in a creamy tone and tuck in your favourite boxy white tee shirt. Next, throw on a denim jacket or crocheted cardigan and add some platform white sneakers. A tan belt will add a hint of rich classic colour. If you want to up the accessories, add bold resin accents with earrings, bangles and chunky rings. This look is incredibly cool, breezy and right on-trend.
You can dress a pair of structured, longer length shorts up for a formal affair pretty easily! For a demure look, choose a black pair of shorts and pair with a silky high neck top. Next, add black stiletto pumps, a petite clutch bag and creatively cool jewellery. Some layered choker chains paired with drop-down pearl earrings will look absolutely breathtaking against your classic black silhouette. Just be wary to keep the fit tailored but not tight, curve-hugging shorts don’t scream “formal event.”
Some gorgeously bohemian, intricate shorts are perfect for stunning at your next cocktail party. Choose a whimsical lace style in a misty neutral like a dusty pink or soft mint. Tuck in a matching flowing blouse for a flawless ensemble look. Weave your hair into a side braid or wist a few loose mermaid waves, a glossy lip and a few shining metal bangles for a glam boho cocktail look. A pair of woven espadrilles and a small basket bag will finish this off perfectly.
Night Out on The Town
Dress up a pair of sequinned or glittery shorts for a fabulous night out on the town! A sophisticated way to wear shorts at night is to add a silky, simple cami and tuck it into your sequin-studded shorts. Add a pair of pointed ankle boots, a leather jacket and a dark burgundy lip. This look is incredibly cool, contemporary and fun without going overboard.
Of course, you can wear your shorts on a sunny day at the beach! Step into some A-line denim cut-offs and add a breezy, oversized white button-up for a perfect, minimalist summer look.
There’s no much that women’s designer shorts can’t do! Dress yours up or down for endless beautiful summer outfits.