The warm weather is well underway, so it’s shorts season. Even though micro miniskirts, 1990s trends, and slip dresses have been enjoying some limelight lately, no one can deny the power of stylish summer shorts.
Fortunately for all of us, shorts have made significant leaps since the early naughts. They’re now bolder, more stylish, and more inclusive than ever. And there are plenty of shorts styles to choose from, no matter the occasion and your sense of fashion.
We forgive you for thinking summer shorts for women are similar, but you’d be utterly wrong. If you know where to look, you can find summer shorts in an assortment of colors, fabrics, patterns, and lengths.
You can expect to snap up a nice pair for every occasion, from bike shorts to Bermudas. So keep reading to discover all the summer shorts trends you’ll want to wear daily and enjoy the warm weather.
– Faux-Leather Shorts
It might seem counterintuitive to wear leather shorts during the hot summer weather. Still, faux-leather pieces are super comfortable and breezy. They’re also so cute and versatile.
Faux leather shorts for women look snazzy when paired with t-shirts and tank tops but can also look fab with sweaters and button-downs. Finish off the look with your favorite pair of sneakers or sandals, although boots and heels can also fit the bill.
Celebs and fashionistas like Megan Thee Stallion have proved time and time again that leather shorts can be sexy and sleek, regardless of the season and occasion. If you opt for a micro pair, you can spice things up further by wearing a matching top.
– The Return of Bermuda-Length Shorts
You don’t need an excuse to wear Bermuda shorts to the office, beach, or anything this summer. The short trouser trend has made a massive comeback for another warm weather season, and we love it.
Generally, Bermuda shorts should reach at least two inches above the knee to be chic and sexy without looking shabby and frumpy. But, of course, there’s a subtle art to styling trouser women’s shorts.
The trick to wearing the Bermudas is to create a balanced, well-pulled-together look. But, of course, you also want to be purposeful with your trouser shorts. These longer-length beauties usually go well with oversized t-shirts, feminine tops like bralettes, and structured tops. As for footwear, you won’t go wrong with a pair of nude sandals, platforms, or low-top sneakers.
– Tailored Shorts
If you’re not a big fan of waistbands on shorts, the tailored shorts trend will be massively appealing. Tailored shorts are all the rage and will be some of the most versatile items in your summer wardrobe. They boast all the positive attributes of a pair of pants without the extra heft in fabric.
These tailored babies are an excellent way to keep yourself cool and airy while maintaining a flattering yet office-appropriate fit. They’re also versatile and practical, especially if you plan to jet off on a city break this warm season.
Want to nail the tailored shorts style? You can dress down your tailored shorts with a simple tee. However, if dressing them up is your thing, you can’t do better than a crew-neck sweater and some sandals or an oversized blazer for a super-casual ensemble. For bold matching accessories like a handbag, necklace, or watch.
– Satin Shorts
Satin shorts also enjoy a moment this summer, which is not surprising. Sleek and sexy, satin shorts feel like a soft kiss on your skin, plus they’re incredibly breathable, elegant, and comfortable.
This summer, look for pieces adorned with the cutest floral prints in beautiful warm-weather-friendly colors like blue, yellow, and green. If you’re lucky enough to land a pleated pair, you can rest assured your summer will be full of unforgettable moments.
Tank tops, patterned shirts, and printed tees are a great combination with satin shorts. But, of course, you can also opt for a matching set, and you’re golden. Regarding shoes, pretty much anything goes with satin shorts, including heels, pumps, sandals, and even boots.
– Bike Short
We’ve to admit we were somewhat confused when cycling shorts debuted on runways a couple of years ago. But we’ve come to embrace and love bike shorts, thanks to their coziness and elegance.
Bike shorts are also remarkably versatile when it comes to styling. You can wear them for a grocery run or dress them up for a date or night out with the girls. But don’t overthink it – keep things casual and comfortable!
The most effortless way to wear bike shorts is to pair them with a graphic t-shirt. Then, finish the look with your favorite pair of platform sneakers, a mini tote bag, and retro sunglasses.
Another way to go is a cropped tank top. You can then layer a blazer over the top and complete the get-up with a pair of heeled sandals. A colorful crop top or a matching set with a baseball cap can also do the trick in our book.