How to Style Shorts For Every Summer Occasion
We know what you may be thinking. Shorts for summer? Groundbreaking. But hear us out — there's a reason shorts are the first thing that come to mind when you think of summer fashion. They're the perfect blend of comfy and cute. It's practically impossible to get too hot while wearing shorts — plus, there are more different styles to choose from than ever.
Old Navy is our current one-stop shop for every kind of shorts you can imagine. Classic denim cutoffs? Old Navy has them. Flowy linen and patterned options? Check and check.
It's a common misconception that shorts can only be worn as part of a casual look. However, they don't have to be inherently less formal or less stylish just because of the hacked hemline. Sure, shorts are great when you're heading to the beach or just running errands around town, but they can also be dressed up.
In case you don't believe us, we created this comprehensive style guide on how to wear shorts for different summer occasions. We have your beach and shopping outfits covered, but also a brunch look and a party look. Keep reading to check out how we would style some of Old Navy's most adorable shorts.
For the Farmers' Market
The Old Navy High-Waisted Railroad-Stripe Linen-Blend Shorts ($25) are easy like a Sunday morning. We love these super-soft, flattering bottoms with this cropped jersey top from The Range ($145). The tie front pulls the whole look together. Take home your fresh groceries in the Filt French Net Market Bag ($48) in the color of your choice. We're personally into the sage-green option. (Pro tip: it makes a great beach bag, too.) Wear this simple 'fit with whatever shoes you're most comfortable in.
For a Party
Do you prefer your cocktails shaken or stirred? Regardless, this outfit will resonate with you. Pair the Old Navy High-Waisted Linen-Blend Shorts ($25) in Fired Clay with a satin, lingerie-inspired top like the LoveShackFancy Lisanne Crop Top ($245). As far as shoes go, cowboy boots go with every look. Accessorize with the Jeffrey Campbell Blade-2 boots ($265) and the Susan Alexandra Martini Bag ($325).
For the Beach
In case you haven't heard, shorts with a longer hemline are all the rage this season. Make sure to grab the Old Navy High-Waisted Slouchy Straight Medium-Wash Cut-Off Non-Stretch Jean Shorts ($40). This neutral-wash denim will pair well with any swimsuit, like this Triangl bikini ($99). Depending on the activity you have planned, we suggest Birkenstocks. The Franca sandals ($145) are our pick.
For a Weekend Brunch
You don't actually need a specific occasion to wear these shorts: the Old Navy Higher High-Waisted Button-Fly Sky-Hi A-Line Ecru Cut-Off Jean Shorts ($35) go with anything and everything. Contrast the eggshell shade with the lagoon-blue fabric of the Reformation Karina Linen Top ($148). Throw your keys and accessories into a medium-size bag. The Cult Gaia Malfi Shoulder bag ($428) will fit everything you need and then some. Finish the look with the Schutz Nity Leather Sandals ($98).