A clothing item that’s scant on fabric will tend to have a summer reputation, but in the country’s tropical climate all year long, there is no wrong time to wear shorts! Forget about what other people say about shorts being too short to wear, as you’ll never run out of reasons to wear shorts: they’re stylish, comfortable, an easy piece to layer on, take up little space in your luggage, and they’re not a struggle to wear. Plus, shorts are one of the few pieces in your wardrobe that will never, ever go out of style.
We give you the lowdown on the best ways to wear shorts, whether in hot or cool weather, worn by your favorite celebrities and influencers.
Dressed head to toe in basics, Anne Curtis shows that it’s possible to still look chic even in plain earth tones as she explores the sights of Africa on foot. Look like you’re ready for the safari like Anne and pair subdued hues like this olive T-shirt with khaki shorts, plus a pair of work boots (think Doc Martens) for that utilitarian vibe.
Model off-duty! The 22-year-old Victoria’s Secret stunner and Sports Illustrated Rookie of the Year kept things light and breezy, strutting the streets of New York in a linen combo that’s summer-ready. Kelsey Merritt still keeps things feminine with a crop top and an adorable bow tie detail! Look effortlessly chic like Kelsey with just-got-out-of-bed waves and sunglasses.
Shorts will always add a girly detail to an otherwise tomboyish outfit. Trading her typically sweet and feminine look for this rugged, biker-inspired outfit, Elisse Joson keeps the look interesting by matching her denim jacket and shorts together and tying her hair back in a messy ponytail.
Kryz Uy looks absolutely ethereal in this photo where she dons a look mixing comfort and style, pairing a flowy crop top with black tasseled shorts and finishing off with nude heels.
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! Always our fitspo, Coleen Garcia looks absolutely ready for the beach pairing a swimsuit top with high-waisted denim shorts, just showing off enough skin to bare that midriff. Even on hotter days, this summer outfit can look appropriate even in the city by covering up with a beach kimono. Top off the look with tassel earrings for a bohemian vibe.
This young model and influencer is pretty experimental when it comes to her style choices, and Kaila Estrada hasn’t disappointed so far. In this outfit, Kaila adds a tailored update to an otherwise typical athleisure outfit with an oversized plaid sport coat. To keep things mobile without overwhelming the look, she chose to wear all-white sneakers.
Shorts don’t always have to be denim—even shapewear can be chic enough to be worn outside of the gym if you have the right pieces to pair them with. Camille Co takes these cycling shorts and makes them ready even for a meeting or power lunch by pairing them with luxe pieces, like this polished satin top and oversized animal-print earrings.
Graphic tees always pair well with denim shorts, but An Estrada looks effortlessly cool in this outfit as the bucket hat adds a subtle but transformative detail. Plus, it totally gives her an excuse to rock that fanny pack!
Always classic and feminine, Verniece Enciso proves that timeless combos will never go out of style. Wearing a flowing, long-sleeved top, she tucked them in high-waisted denim shorts, an outfit that can take you from running errands at the mall to meeting up for coffee.
Look at this adorable duo! Andi Eigenmann and Pauline Suarez had an adorable twinning moment while vacationing in Bali. Take a style tip from this pair and rock white shorts with a vibrant print on top to make it really stand out.
Here, Patricia Prieto is channeling some real Alicia Silverstone Clueless vibes in a plaid cropped button-down, and scarlet drape shorts for a stylish, schoolgirl-inspired look. Pinning her hair to the side in a barrette is also a nice detail! Don’t be afraid to pair a solid color with muted prints.
Take a masterclass on color coordination from Laureen Uy as she rocks three different pieces at once: a mustard bandeau, pastel-hued high-waisted shorts, and a loose pinstripe shirt as a coverup. The secret? Look for matching colors even in the tiniest of details—the yellow from the top is also a stripe on the shirt.
Who says you can’t wear shorts to the office? Look ready for a meeting like Janina Manipol and look for high-rise shorts in crisp, tailored fabric. Her long-sleeved top already looks business ready, and the shorts in cream satin look more dressed up than its denim counterparts. Heels already add a polished look to the outfit, but she pulls it together by making sure she matches her shoes with the belt.
When wearing shorts, you can contrast the lack of fabric against the top by compensating through layers! Here, Aly Baña looks every bit a '90s baby by layering her animal-print top over a long-sleeved tunic. It’s a look that’s fun and playful!
Martine Cajucom takes on the shapewear trend and gives it a chic twist by pairing her cycling shorts with a black spaghetti top, making them look like co-ords! The white buttons add some contrast to an otherwise bland, all-black look, but the Sunnies boss makes the look even more “Martine” with a headband and bag in her signature nude pink color.
The rule that you can’t wear denim on denim is so outdated, and even so, Lissa Kahayon adds a playful touch to this style move. Here, she’s rocking an adorable Pringles-printed denim jacket in a light wash, and plays up the color even more with a '90s-inspired triple-color cap.
Yet another style inspiration on color blocking! Model Jess Yang takes a style risk right here: Instead of toning down her vibrant, multi-colored shorts, she actually pairs them with another multi-colored top—and the move pays off. Again, try to match hues in different pieces—patches of blue, red and orange show up on her shirt, her shorts, the denim jacket and her sneakers.
Sofia Andres looks adorable in her pinstripe co-ords, and the subtle contrast of vertical and horizontal lines on her top and bottom add an interesting detail to her look.