Going away on vacation and planning on taking some shorts? There are dozens of styles of shorts, and hundreds of ways to wear them, so what’s a good look for a gal our age? Here are 21 stylish shorts outfits to inspire you.
1. Bell Sleeved Beauty
A soft flowy tunic with billowy bell sleeves is a chic carefree look with tailored dark shorts.
2. Ruffles add Charm
Delicate ruffles at the neckline and sleeves of this flowery tie-neck top add a very feminine touch to a classic pair of shorts.
3. An Off the Shoulder Top Dresses Up Shorts
This romantic off the shoulder blouse is perfect for those times when you want to dress up your shorts and wear them off the beach. Add crisp white accessories for a knockout shorts outfit.
4. Cute Paperbag Shorts
Add a sleek, sleeveless shirt to a pair of flowery shorts, and you have a pretty, ladylike look. Beaded tassel earrings are fun and modern to pair with casual shorts. The purple crossbody bag is sporty and ties the whole look together.
5. Look Vibrant in Bright Bermuda Shorts
Bermuda shorts are back, and the newest ones have built-in stretch, which gives them a super comfortable fit and sleek look. Wear them with a longer top and a cute pair of slides for a sophisticated summer look.
6. Gingham Shorts Say Summer
Gingham is a natural choice for shorts. Pink or baby blue denim can look a little sappy over 40, but these black and white gingham shorts make up for that. They’re cute but not over the top.
7. Sporty Cargo Shorts
When you want to create an adventurous, active summer look, cargo shorts are a perfect choice. Top off a pair of khaki utility shorts like these with a simple cotton tee in a bright color to add some punch.
8. Short Shorts Can Work
Short, colorful shorts are always in style, and if you have the legs for it! This cute outfit looks smart because it appears well thought out. Everything coordinates, the sandals are adorable, and we’ve added jewelry and a jacket to make it look a little more polished than just wearing it with flip-flops and a plain tee.
9. A Wrap Top Shines with Bermuda Shorts
Bermuda shorts can look classy and modern styled with a summery wrap top. Add a pair of cute wedge sandals and a relaxed tote, and you have a great vacation look.
10. Pretty in Pink
Pink is a hot color this spring. These soft pink blush shorts are elegant and feminine and look lovely when you team them up with something equally as feminine such as a pretty floral blouse. A chic pair of snakeskin flats, gorgeous earrings, and a sleek tote take a basic pair of shorts to a whole new level.
11. Chambray Shirt Chic
Are you a sporty type who also likes to look chic? Then a pair of relaxed cargo and a soft chambray shirt is a winning combo. This kind of outfit looks great with a more casual bag, like this backpack style, and is perfect with a pair of comfy statement sneakers. This is what you might call a chic adventurer look!
12. Peasant Style Pieces are Trending
Gauzy peasant style tops with lace and ethnic embroidery add boho charm to basic khaki shorts. Add a pair of lace-up sandals for a touch of summer glam. A chic bag pulls this cool shorts outfit together.
13. Good Lookin’ Gingham
Checks have been trendy in the last couple of years, especially for those who like more a classic look. This ladylike outfit is pretty and conservative, but still very modern. Gingham always looks great with natural materials like this raffia bag. Classic sandals and stud earrings with a modern twist finish the look.
14. Paperbag Shorts + a Preppy Polo
Paperbag waist shorts that are high waisted and tie at your tummy are feminine and flirty. This is a cute teamed up with this floral polo, and summery wedges is fresh and modern.
15. Red Hot
These firey shorts give new meaning to the term hot pants! Bright red look sporty and fresh worn with a classic white shirt with a twist- cutouts at the shoulder.
16. Artsy Vibe
A geometric print in an unusual mix of bold colors is like a piece of art when worn with inky black Bermuda shorts.
17. Soft Off the Shoulder
Slouchy, relaxed, and super comfy. This off the shoulder tee with the fancy trim looks right at home with your favorite denim shorts.
18. High Waist Shorts
These cute perforated shorts with the ultra-high waist take has a sweet retro vibe that’s almost pin-up girl. How fun when worn with a darling blue chambray blouse with sweetest elbow tie sleeves.
19. Breezy Scarf Tie Look
Here’s a perfect beachy look that’s light and breezy! Wouldn’t this be perfect for a day of sand, surf, and sailing?
20. Scalloped Edge
Pretty details like scalloped edge shorts lend a feminine feel to these sleek mid-length shorts. A cute blouse and colorful, classy bag give this shorts outfit a chic look.
21. Gold Standard
A great pair of gold sandals is all you need to uplevel shorts to a dressier look. Go for the gold!
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