25 Cute Summer Outfits with Shorts

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Shorts are a popular outfit choice for keeping cool in the summer. Here are 25 excellent summer outfits with shorts you’ll love.

We’re speeding through the spring and it’s only a matter of time before the hot summer season comes around. Dressing for summer can be a chore, as it’s difficult to dress elegantly while ensuring that you don’t cook yourself in the heat.

Fortunately, you don’t have to come up with unique outfits in the summer. If you find an outfit that works for someone else, you can also copy it for an elegant look.

In this post, I’ll compile 25 top summer outfit ideas you can wear with a pair of shorts to look chic.

25 Cute Summer Outfits with Shorts

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1. Black Blazer with Crop Top + Denim Shorts + Sneakers + Sunglasses

As long as the blazers aren’t covering the crop top completely, this outfit should leave enough breathing space to feel comfortable in the summer. Add a pair of sneakers to the mix and there’s no better way to style denim shorts.

Blazer with Crop Top + Denim Shorts + Sneakers + Sunglasses
@shop.maryandmarie

2. Line Striped Top with Denim Jean Shorts + Sandals + Sunglasses

A simple top with jean shorts is a popular summer clothing combination because it works every time. Sunglasses and a pair of sandals will completely steal her look.

Line Stripped Top with Denim Jeans + Sandals + Sunglasses
@real_momlifestyle

3. Long Sleeve Sweatshirt with Lace Shorts + Sneakers

Long sleeves aren’t naturally a favored outfit in the summer, but when it’s a cropped white sweatshirt, it works well. The white bag, sneakers, and shorts, all combine to make this outfit very cohesive.

Long Sleeve Shirt with Lace Shorts + Sneakers
@brittneyhaitsuka

4. Sleeveless Crop Top with Black Shorts + Heels + Handbag

Who needs sleeves during the summer when all it does is add extra warmth? Pair a sleeveless crop top with a pair of shorts to see why the model below looks exceedingly gorgeous without even trying.

Handless Crop Top with Denim Shorts + Slippers
@siennadiaz

5. Plain Loose Fitted Vest with White Shorts + Sandals + Sunglasses

You can get freer than a sleeveless crop top, and this plain loose-fitted vest with shorts is exactly proof of that. Add a pair of sunglasses to the mix and you’re ready for any casual outing.

Plain Loose Fitted Vest with White Shorts + Sandals + Sunglasses
@zoeytee

6. Off-Shoulder Crop Top with Denim Shorts + Slippers

It even gets better when your crop top doesn’t go over the shoulders. This way, you’ll leave enough skin to keep comfortable, while looking chic in the denim shorts.

Handless Crop Top with Denim Shorts + Slippers
@eliesparzaa

7. Oversized Sweater with Black Shorts + Sneakers

An oversized sweater isn’t usually what you want to wear on a hot summer day, but there are exceptions. Especially when you’re pairing it with shorts, there are only a few outfits that look better than what she depicts below.

Oversized Hoodie with Black Shorts + Sneakers
@michellee_stanley

8. Floral Blouse with White Loose Fitted Shorts + Sandals + Maxi Handbag + Sunglasses

For a visit to the grocery store or any other casual outing, a floral blouse and loose-fitted shorts are a great option. The sunglasses and her cute smile illuminate the outfit, making it more difficult to replicate.

Floral Blouse with White Loose Fitted Shorts + Sandals + Maxi Handbag + Sunglasses
@piavibekegrace

9. Crop Top with Black Shorts + Black Trench Coat + Heels + Midi Handbag + Hat

Light-colored dresses are generally favored in the summer, but chic black outfits aren’t totally out of the question. Especially when the black is as elegant as her all-black outfit, you can certainly make an exception to the rule.

Crop Top with Black Shorts + Black Trench Coat + Heels + Midi Handbag + Hat
@midolcevita

10. White Vest with White Long Sleeve Shirt + Denim Shorts + Sneakers + Handbag + Sunglasses

White is one of the smartest colors to wear in the summer, and this model has demonstrated how to wear it excellently. When you pair a vest with denim shorts, the only possible outcome is a chic look.

@caryslouisebrandon

11. Striped Shirt with Yellow Shorts + Heels + Handbag

If shorts were to be accepted as workwear, this would be the perfect work outfit. The colors don’t seem very special individually, but they magically come together to create a visually alluring outfit.

Striped Shirt with Yellow Shorts + Heels + Handbag
@stylist_anastasiia_vakareva

12. Flannel Shirt with Red Vest + Denim Shorts + Slippers

A flannel shirt is a good summer outfit idea if you’re looking to be a bit conservative with your dressing. While it covers a bit too much for the summer, the denim shorts make up for that, leaving enough skin to make you comfortable.

Flannel with Red Vest + Denim Shorts + Slippers
@soniamalik04

13. White Shirt with Denim Jeans + Blazers + Slippers + Sunglasses

As evidenced by multiple outfits in this collection, a white shirt with denim shorts is a killer combination, and this outfit inspiration only drives the point home. The sunglasses and the blazer are chic extras that make the outfit even more interesting.

Oversized Shirt with Denim Jeans + Oversized Blazers + Slippers + Sunglasses
@yasmin_asare

14. Strapless Vest with Leather Jacket + Denim Shorts + Heels

Here’s a classy idea you should try before the turn of the summer. Admittedly, the denim shorts aren’t the star of the show here, since the leather accessories seem to create a more beautiful look.

Strapless Vest with Leather Jacket + Denim Shorts + Heels
@midolcevita

15. White Shirt with Shorts + Heels + Maxi Handbag

Due to the extreme temperatures of the summer, there’s probably nothing better than a white dress. While I’ve shown multiple pairings of white with denim jeans, why not try something different in this?

White Shirt with Shorts + Heels + Maxi Handbag
@styleswithwine

16. White High Low Shirt with Jacket + Black Shorts + Black Boots + Midi Handbag + Sunglasses

If you’re gunning for a fashionable look in any event, here’s an excellent way to show up. While it’s only a dual-tone outfit, there’s no doubt that it’s the most cohesive in this collection.

White Shirt with Jacket + Black Shorts + Boots + Midi Handbag + Sunglasses
@stefanovaviktorie

17. Lace Vest with High Waist Shorts + Heels + Clutch Purse + Sunglasses

Compared to the other ideas here, the lace vest is totally novel. While it matches the color of the shorts perfectly, it takes nothing away from the fact that the shorts aren’t of a popular color either.

Lace Vest with High Waist Shorts + Heels + Clutch Purse + Sunglasses
@maryjay_at

18. White Vest with Blazers + Matching Color Shorts + Heels + Midi Handbag

We’ve seen blazers and we’ve seen shorts, but what about a blazer with matching color shorts. Frankly, it looks excellent and I’d choose this over denim shorts any time of the day.

White Vest with Blazers with Matching Color Shorts + Heels + Midi Handbag
@danielaliepertw

19. Body Tight Long Sleeve Top with Denim Shorts + Sneakers + Midi Handbag + Sunglasses

When going on a night out with the girls, there’s an unspoken requirement to look elegant. A tight-fitting long sleeve top with denim shorts and a pair of sunglasses is the perfect way to nail the elegant look.

Body Tight Top with Denim Shorts + Sneakers + Midi Handbag + Sunglasses
@lisaaramos

20. Crop Top with Shorts + White Sneakers

There’s no doubt that a crop top is the best way to style shorts in the summer. However, the question only comes down to how. This model answers that question in this excellent outfit idea.

Crop Top with Shorts + Sneakers
@ali_willson

21. Black Turtle Neck Long Sleeve Shirt with Leather Shorts + Combat Boots + Midi Handbag

A turtle neck might sound a bit too limiting in the summer, but who cares, as long as you’re comfortable. With how she looks here, it’s just impossible to not be comfortable in such a fashionable outfit.

Turtle Neck Long Sleeve Shirt with Leather Shorts + Boots + Midi Handbag
@deliriarose

22. Puffed Hands Blouse with Pink Shorts + Heels

If crop tops are out of the question, why not try a puffed hands blouse with shorts. It gets even chicer when the colors are exactly what she’s illustrating below, which is simply endearing.

Puffed Hands Blouse with Dark Pink Shorts + Heels
@pinjapotasev

23. Sleeveless Top with Yellow Shorts + Slides + Small Handbag + Sunglasses

When partying around with friends in the summer, a sleeveless top with simple shorts is all you need. Utilize the proven black and yellow combo and you should’ve replicated her elegance.

Handless Top with Dark Yellow Shorts + Slippers + Small Handbag + Sunglasses
@alinashved.stylist

24. White Top with Oversized Blazer + Denim Shorts + Trainers + Body-cross bag + Sunglasses

Wearing an oversized blazer over a white top can never go wrong, especially when you pair the combo with denim shorts. Add a cross bag and a pair of sunglasses and you have a chic look that everyone envies.

White Top with Oversized Jacket + Denim Shorts + Sneakers + Midi Handbag + Sunglasses
@paulinaplandowska

25. White Spaghetti Strap Top with Black Shorts + Thigh-High Boots + Clutch Purse

Finally, a spaghetti top with shorts and thigh-high boots. Depending on the temperature, you may want to keep those boots lower; remember, it’s the hot summer!

White Vest with Black Shorts + Thigh Knee Boots + Clutch Purse
@suesproject

And that’s all for my post on the most adorable summer outfits with shorts. Want some more outfit ideas? Then you might want to check out these blog posts.

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