Some people love a great summer dress, some love a pair of shorts. As a denim lover, and someone who is very casual, it’s no surprise I also love my denim shorts for summer. I find myself reaching for shorts in all fabrics. From denim, linen and everything in between, for easy summer dressing. I’m a sucker for casual summer outfits that are cute with shorts. This can just be a tank with shorts and a pair of sneakers. A floral tank paired with a cork heel. And really, anything in-between. Just like my denim, I think shorts can be dressed up or down, and worn for just about any occasion.
11 Cute Summer Outfits With Shorts
Denim Shorts With A Tank And Sneakers
The easiest and most comfortable outfit that I often reach for. Easy denim shorts with a cotton tank and sneakers. I picked up these Madewell mom jean shorts and have been loving them with just about everything. But a fitted tank is my go-to as I think it works nicely with the super high waist of the denim. Easy summer tanks are meant for summer shorts.
Black Denim Shorts And A Graphic Tee
For heading to a summer festival, patio drinks or weekend hangs, black denim shorts are a great choice. They’re a little edgier than classic denim. And a graphic concert tee is my guilty pleasure so this is a no brainer! Paired with summer white sneakers like Converse and you’re ready to go! See the original post here.
Olive Pull On Shorts
Probably my most worn shorts of summer 2021. I’ve been living in these cotton pull-on shorts. So much so I needed to add them to my wardrobe in a few other colors. I love olive shorts for summer though as they go so nicely with neutrals and pops of color. So if you prefer a more neutral and minimal wardrobe, you’ll want these. And if you love bright fun colors, you’ll also find so many uses for olive shorts. I paired these olive shorts with a pretty printed blouse for dinner with friends. See the original post here.
Dressed Up Denim Shorts
When I need to be cute for a summer outing, this is usually my go-to outfit recipe. Denim shorts paired with a pretty summer top and a summer heel. I love a little printed tank like this ruffle strap tank from Madewell. It’s dressy, but still kind of casual. And a cork heel is a must. I love these Steve Madden cork heels for summer. They easily dress up any outfit! See the original post here.
Colorful Printed Shorts
Leave it to my friend Shelby to always have an outfit that’s full of fun prints and colors. Printed shorts for summer is such a fun way to infuse some color and prints into your wardrobe. You can go simple with everything else and just pair with a white tee and denim jacket. Or pull out the colors from the print like Shelby did here with a sage top and leopard sandals. This look is great for a night out with friends or weekend patio cocktails! View the original post here.
Cotton Twill Shorts Casual And Layered
Cotton twill shorts are a more put together version of shorts for summer. They’re usually more tailored and feel a little nicer. You can still dress them down (or up if you want!). These sage ones from LOFT have been a favorite. Styling them with a casual tee and denim jacket is perfect for summer. I also styled these with espadrilles and a linen button up which you can check out here.
Classic White Button-Up With Denim Shorts
My go-to vacation outfit, my favorite summer combination, the no brainer, always works outfit. Denim shorts, linen button up and neutral accessories. This look works year after year no matter what’s in style or trending. It’s classic, simple yet feels so put together and stylish. I find myself wearing this when I feel like I have nothing to wear. And it’s always something I pack for warm-weather vacations. See the original post here.
White Linen Pleated Summer Shorts
No summer outfit roundup is complete without some white linen! Camille of Charmed by Camille styled these pretty white linen pleated shorts with more white linen. A matchy matchy set that’s summer perfection. Add in a few neutral summer essentials like a brown leather sandal and sunnies and you’re good to go. Easily dress this outfit up with a nude heel and a clutch. See the full post here.
Dressed Up Denim With A Blazer
To dress up your denim, add a simple top and blazer to pull it all together. A lightweight summer blazer is a great closet essential to have. Whether it’s in linen or a crepe fabric, these are a great way to layer without dying from the heat. I love this crisp white blazer that’s slightly elongated. It pairs perfectly with denim shorts and a striped top. See the original post here.
Business Casual Summer Shorts
For a more business casual inspired look with shorts, opt for more tailored pieces. I’m loving these black shorts paired with a minimal neutral blazer. This look from Fashion Jackson screams cool city business casual meeting. With the job or clients, you can get away with wearing shorts of course!-
Denim Cut Offs With Pretty Blouses
The thing I love most about easy denim shorts is how you can pair just about any top with it. Dressy tops, casual tops, you name it. You just have to adjust your accessories and you’re usually good to go. With these dark wash denim shorts I add a pretty puff sleeve blouse that feels a little nicer than just a cotton tee. Simple nude sandals finish off the look. See the full post here.