31 Cute Outfits With Shorts

Keep cool and look cute in shorts this summer

Street style woman in denim shorts outfit

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If you love to wear shorts, you've probably already got a few cute pairs in your closet. We show you how to style them to look effortlessly chic for every occasion this summer, whether you're going to work, heading out for dinner or cocktails, hanging with friends and dates, seeing concerts, or lounging by the pool or beach. Browse our favorite outfits with shorts, as put together by fashion influencers.

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Date Night Outfit With Shorts

Woman in printed shorts and blazer
City Tonic

Got a hot summer date? Style a cute going out outfit for warm summer evenings, by layering a tailored black blazer over soft, printed shorts. Wear with your favorite pumps or high heel sandals, and a colorful clutch purse.

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Lace Top and Denim Shorts

Woman in white top and jean shorts
Cute and Little

Denim and lace go together like milk and cookies. Wear this cute summer outfit with cut-off denim shorts and a lacy off the shoulder top to festivals or the farmer's market, adding a stylish hat to keep the sun's rays off your face.

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Music Festival Outfit

Woman in tank top and jean shorts with white sunglasses
Hello Fashion

Going to a summer concert or music festival? Create a cute outfit in a knotted striped tank top, and high waist denim shorts. Wear with trendy sunglasses, an easy updo if you have longer hair, and flat sandals for walking around all day.

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Dinner Date Outfit With Shorts

Woman in white shorts and blazer outfit for summer fashion
Mirror Me

Dress up a pair of white shorts for summer date nights, by wearing them with a crisp white blazer. Add a silky tank top in your favorite color, and accessorize with a statement necklace, a great mani-pedi, and white high heel sandals.

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Pink Shorts and Ruffles

Woman in white top and pink shorts
LCB Style

Style a sweet shorts outfit for a summer date, or drinks on the patio with your girls, in a one shoulder top with ruffle detailing, and flirty, soft pink shorts. Wear with chic black sandals, and a matching purse, as shown.

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Gingham For Days

Woman in gingham top and shorts in front of graffiti wall
Simply Cyn

Every fashion girl needs a little gingham print in her wardrobe this summer. Embrace this new-again pattern, and create a cute and confident outfit, by pairing gingham shorts and a gingham top in different colors, as pictured.

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Pink and Beige Summer Outfit

Woman in pink top and beige summer shorts
Sincerely Jules

Pink can be girlish, or more grown-up, depending on how you style it. Go for sophistication in a petal pink summer top, by tucking it into beige boyfriend shorts in cotton or linen. A chic leather bag and sandals in neutral tones add elegance.

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Bold Striped Shorts

Woman in white tank top and striped shorts with red bag
Style Cusp

Put the focus on a fashionable pair of black and white striped shorts, by wearing them with a simple white tank top. Dress up your look with trendy aviator sunglasses, a colorful leather purse, and metallic ankle-tie sandals.

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Kimono and Shorts Outfit

Woman in jean shorts and kimono for summer fashion
The Sue Style File

Style a perfect beach outfit when you layer a trendy printed kimono over an easy outfit in a white t-shirt and cut-off denim shorts. Wear this look over your swimsuit to the beach or pool, with a great pair of sunglasses, and easy sandals or flip flops.

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Preppy Outfit With Shorts

Woman in striped sweater and white shorts for summer style
Penny Pincher Fashion

Create a cute, preppy-style outfit for lunch with the girls, or wearing when you travel, in crisp white cotton shorts, and a striped summer-weight sweater worn over a button-down. Leather accessories in neutral tones add extra polish.

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Black Blouse and Colorful Shorts

Woman in black blouse and colorful shorts
Oh So Glam

Soft printed shorts are casual by nature, but can be dressed up easily for dates and going out, when you wear them with a chic black blouse, as seen here. Fierce black sandals, and glamorous sunglasses, are great additions.

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Dressed Up Outfit in Shorts

Woman in white blouse and navy shorts
Girl With Curves

A go-to pair of navy shorts can be styled to look casual, or more dressed up, as shown here. Wear this chic casual outfit with a soft white blouse, statement necklace, and brown leather accessories to the summer office, or for dates and dinners out.

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High Waist Shorts

Woman in black tank top and high waist shorts with white purse
Basic Babe Lauren

High waisted shorts are popular this year and flatter just about every body type. Wear a self-belting pair with a slim, tucked-in tank top, as shown here. Nude high heel sandals elongate your legs, and dress up your outfit.

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Floral Shorts and White Shirt

Woman in red shorts, white blouse, and straw hat for summer
Blame It on Mei

Floral print shorts are a versatile option for beach vacations and weekend getaways. Dress them up for a day of sightseeing by wearing with a classic white shirt, and a cute summer hat.

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Yellow and Stripes

Woman in yellow tube top and striped shorts
Color Me Courtney

Yellow is a cheerful primary color that matches well with black and white. We love how this fashion blogger has styled this color combination for easy summer style, pairing a yellow, off the shoulder ruffled top with soft, high waisted striped shorts.

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Two Piece Shorts Set

Woman in two piece shorts set for summer fashion
Upbeat Soles

Want to get dressed in a snap this summer? Look stylish for concerts, music festivals, and outdoor events in a boho-style shorts set with matching tops and bottoms. Wear with cross-body bag to carry your must-haves, and wearable flat shoes.

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Colorful Kimono and White Denim Shorts

Woman in white shorts and top and blue kimono for summer style
Where Did U Get That

Add style to an easy summer outfit in a white t-shirt and white denim shorts, by layering on a colorful robe-style kimono, as seen here.

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Red Top and Jean Shorts

Street style woman in red blouse and jean shorts
Just a Tina Bit

Style an all-American summer outfit for 4th of July cookouts and pool parties, in a pretty red ruffled top and denim cut-off shorts.

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Shoulder Baring Blouse With Shorts

Woman in off the shoulder blouse and pink shorts
Velvet and Vino

Going to a pool party, or want to impress with your style at backyard cookouts this summer? Pair a flirty shoulder baring white blouse with a pretty pair of belted pink shorts (we love the bow detail seen here), and a fabulous statement necklace.

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Leather Shorts

Woman in sweatshirt and leather shorts
Bisous Natasha

Want to stand out from the crowd at a summer party? Put together an unexpected, stylish outfit with leather shorts and your favorite graphic sweatshirt. Wear with sky high heels as pictured, or opt for flats if you'll be standing on grass.

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Tiered Layers

Woman in tiered shorts set for summer style
Bedazzles After Dark

Matching seersucker shorts and a pop-over top create a cute, tiered look that feels easy and breezy for hot summer days.

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White Blazer and Denim Shorts

Woman in white blazer and denim shorts
Fashion Jackson

Dress up denim shorts for evening by wearing them with a polished white blazer, black tank top, and chic black sandals, as pictured here.

Get more inspiration here for styling a white blazer

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Summer Scarf and Shorts Outfit

Woman in shorts outfit and summer scarf
See You In a Porridge

Add a colorful summer scarf to your t-shirt and shorts outfits this summer, for an effortlessly chic casual style. Matching your scarf colors to your shorts, as shown, helps you look pulled together.

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Black and White Shorts Outfit

Woman in black top and black and white shorts
Shapely Chic Sheri

Dressing for a summer date, or cocktails with the girls? Style a chic going out outfit like the one shown here, in black and white print shorts, and a sleek black top. Wear with delicate gold jewelry, black heels, and a mini purse to hold your essentials.

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Navy Stripes and Jean Shorts

Woman in striped t-shirt and denim shorts outdoors
Style Elixir

A nautical-inspired, navy and white striped tee looks cute for summer days, tucked into belted denim shorts. Wear with easy white sneakers for weekends, or dress up your shorts outfit by adding cute leather loafers and a chic purse.

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Lace Top and High Waist Shorts

Woman in lace top and blue shorts outdoors
Lace and Locks

High waist shorts are great for wearing with crop tops, when you want to look classy and not show off too much skin. Copy this fashion blogger's outfit with belted blue shorts, and a waist-baring lacy tank.

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Fringed Top and Raw Hem Shorts

Woman in black tank top and jean shorts
Natalie in the City

A casual pair of raw hem denim shorts looks super cute for easy weekends, with a fringe hem top, as shown here. We love this fashion blogger's addition of a fringed purse, to maximize the trend in her outfit.

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All-Black Shorts Outfit

Woman in black t-shirt and black shorts at the beach
Take Aim

Create an easy, casually chic outfit for beach days and sight-seeing, in a simple black t-shirt and matching soft black shorts. Add matching black flats and a stylish summer hat, for trendy style.

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Casual Weekend Outfit With Jean Shorts

Woman in white t-shirt and ripped jean shorts outdoors
Michelle's Paige

What could be easier for summer weekends than this simple outfit with a white V-neck tee and distressed denim shorts? Style it with white accessories, as pictured, for a fresh and easy daytime look.

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The Shorts Suit

Woman in blue shorts suit for summer work style
Viva Luxury

If your summer office allows shorts, here's how to wear them and look professional. A shorts suit with a lightweight blazer and shorts in matching shades looks super chic for work, especially worn with high-quality, neutral-toned leather accessories.

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Denim Shorts With a Button-Down

Woman in white button down shirt and jean shorts
Brooklyn Blonde

Dress up a go-to pair of denim cut-offs by wearing them with a white button-down shirt this summer. Add a cute hat and easy flat sandals for a fashionable look that works for pool parties and shopping with friends.