Where chic ensembles are concerned, shorts are usually out of the picture, as they’re seen as “throw on and go” pieces for errands or lazy days. However, shorts have much more sartorial power than we often think. To convince you that this casual piece can serve as a base for a tres chic ensemble, we enlisted the help of five influencers, who styled the piece themselves.
Each outfit was unique and showed their personal aesthetic—from luxe, retro, playful, to relaxed. If there’s any key takeaway we could get from their on-point looks is that you shouldn’t be afraid to pair shorts with more polished pieces, like a puff-sleeved blouse and a ruched top, and don’t be afraid to go for fancy footwear like leather mules and lace-ups. They’ll elevate your look while retaining its casual flair, and who wouldn’t want that?
So the next time you decide to venture out, or even just feel extra cute at home, take a few minutes to consider what your shorts outfit could be like. You’ll feel good afterwards, we swear!