4 Short Styling Tips for Summer

4 Short Styling Tips for Summer

How to Style Shorts

Shorts are a summer wardrobe essential! There’s nothing better than baring your legs to the sun, getting a light tan and keeping cool through the hottest of days. If you’re wondering how to style shorts for summer or which short silhouettes are on-trend this year, Velvet Heart has the answers. Explore our guide to styling shorts today and learn what works best for you!

1. Jean Shorts

model wearing boyfriend cut jean shorts

Afina Boyfriend Short

We love jean shorts! They’re simple, effortless and a closet essential. We especially love a destroyed denim boyfriend short. This classic mid-rise style signals that summer is here! Wear these with a relaxed t-shirt or our Zeanna Button-Up Shirt. Top with a cropped denim jacket and you are all set!

2. Paper Bag Shorts

how to style paper bag shorts

Dijon Khaki Paperbag Shorts

We love paper bag shorts. For a dressier look, and if you want to make the most of your waist, then this short is for you. Our Dijon Khaki Short comes with its own self-belt, but if you’re wondering how to style your shorts another way for variation, you can add a leather or woven straw belt for a totally different look. Paired with a tucked-in tee or lightweight printed top, dressy flat sandals, and a cute summer bag, you’ve got the perfect al fresco dining outfit.

3. Drawstring Shorts

model wearing violet drawstring shorts

Lyra Rose Violet Pull-On Shorts

Drawstring or pull-on shorts are simple go-tos when you want easy comfort. Elevate this style with a blouse or button-up instead of a tank or tee. A pop of bright color makes these a standout! Coordinate with a printed top or blouse that matches. Wondering how to style your shorts in a different way? Wear your top in a French tuck or tie a knot at the side of your waist when styling these shorts for even more visual interest.

4. Printed Shorts

model wearing tie-dye pull-on shorts

Delphi Tie-Dye Pull-On Shorts

If you haven’t noticed, prints are in this summer! A pair of printed shorts will definitely change your styling as they bring all the visual interest to your bottoms instead of your shirt. You can balance the bold patterns in your shorts with a solid top in a complementary hue or you can try a little pattern matching if you’re feeling adventurous. Prints sets are the rage.

Get Styling

Now that you have some ideas for how to style your shorts, you can get inspired to explore unique ensembles for summer. Share your style with us! Tag your posts with #VHMYWAY and maybe you’ll get featured on our socials!


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