Shorts are the new skirts this summer, and we’re 100% here for it. From athletic shorts to long shorts and hot pants, there is a plethora of styles and silhouettes to suit every sartorial taste. So what exactly should we wear with our shorts this season? On the S/S 20 runways, we saw shorts styled with everything from blazers to bodysuits, ribbed tanks to cropped blouses, and as we head into the warm-weather season, fashion girls have been sporting similar iterations all over the ‘gram. If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to wear with your shorts this season—whether it’s cutoffs or sweatshorts—scroll below as we share some of the coolest summer items to team with your trusty bottoms for an easy and chic summer ensemble.
From puff sleeves to sweetheart necklines and milkmaid silhouettes, fashion girls are wearing charming and romantic blouses with contrasting casual denim, linen, and even sweatshorts.
For Love & Lemons Jackson Crop Top ($143)
H&M Crêped Blouse ($18)
The “ugly” sandal trend is here to stay—and cool girls have been teaming their chunky pairs with all types of shorts—from athletic styles to more tailored silhouettes.
Who What Wear Axel Flatform Sandals in Black Croc ($76)
Dr. Martens Nartilla Sandals ($100)
Cool girls love to contrast the boxy silhouette of an oversize blazer with shorts. Whether it’s part of a shorts suit or with bike shorts or hot pants, the duo always looks modern and fashion-forward.
H&M Straight-Cut Jacket ($50)
& Other Stories Linen-Blend Blazer ($129)
Tube Socks & Retro Sneakers
One of the most popular trends of the season (thanks in part to staying home through quarantine) is tube socks—Nike socks, in particular. Just one scroll of Instagram and you’ll see fashion girls wearing theirs with all types of shorts along with retro their sneakers.
Nike Training Crew Socks ($18)
Nike Air Force 1 Sage Low Platform Sneaker ($100)
New Balance 530 Sneakers ($90)
Short-Sleeve Button-Down Shirts
The style set have been embracing elevated, short-sleeve “tourist” shirts with their shorts this season—usually worn unbuttoned with a tank, crop top, bikini, or bra peeking through underneath.
Solid & Striped Cabana Printed Voile Shirt ($118)
Faithfull the Brand Charlita Linen Shirt ($169)
& Other Stories Linen Button Up Shirt ($69)
Ribbed Tank Tops
Ribbed tops are a fashion-girl favorite this summer—pairing particularly well with trending long tailored shorts—proving that simple can also be striking.
H&M Ribbed Camisole Top ($13)
Agolde Rib Tank ($68)
Charming and versatile, this season’s trending cardigans come fitted and cropped with unique and captivating fabrics and details. Fashion girls have been styling them with knit and denim shorts alike.
Tach Clothing Floral Knit Cardigan ($244)
Urban Bliss Plus Knitted Top With Buttons ($45)
Paige Hudsen Cardigan Fragrant Rose ($83)
Along with short-sleeve shirts, oversize button-down shirts are having a major moment this season. The Insta set are styling them with their sweatshorts and denim shorts over tank tops and crop tops.
Violeta by Mango Nacre Buttoned Shirt ($80)
H&M Oversized Poplin Shirt ($50)
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