Shorts — a staple outfit we rely on to beat the heat every summer has just received added attention on the runway. Even Queen B wore a pair of denim cut-offs for her iconic Coachella performance, and we all know that if Beyoncé does it… it will trend. From the 80s cropped trousers to bermudas, fashion mavens from across the world are taking this surprising ‘blast from the past’ outfit for a spin. Some of the less favoured variants like the 90s cycling shorts, now has a space in fashion’s good books all thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, as well as fashion houses namely Fendi, Saint Laurent. Endgame? This favourite summer piece is here to stay. So pay heed to our style advice on ways to style shorts in summer without looking basic.
Linen Shirt + Printed Shorts
Contrasts can be fun (especially in style) and you need not limit experimenting with just the colour palette of your ensemble. Think glossy fabrics offset by the subtlety of linen, and prints along with solids. Style a pair of silk shorts with a bralet and layer it with a white linen shirt. You can also replace the bralet for a one-piece swimsuit (or bodysuit). This ensemble is best completed with a pair of slides. Wear it to a poolside party or by the beach without putting in too much effort.
Floral Blouse + High-waist Shorts
Do you ever wonder what to wear to an event that calls for something dressy but not ‘too dressy’? We suggest you give feminity a twist by pairing tailored high-waist shorts along with a floral surplice blouse. Accessorise this look with fuchsia sandals, a crossbody bag, and hoops for earrings. Not only is this a well put-together outfit, it’s also elegant without seeming overdressed.
Checkered Shorts + Matching Jacket
Mean business in a pair of checkered shorts and style it with a witty slogan t-shirt as well as a matching jacket. Add a casual vibe to this look by finishing off with a pair of white sneakers. This outfit is apt for brunches and daytime outings.