Wearing pretty, flowy dresses and skirts throughout the summer season is my go-to, but there’s also something I really love about a good pair of shorts. With warm weather in most places throughout the summer, shorts are easy to grab to keep you cool and comfortable. They’re also very versatile because you can dress them up or down. The top you choose to wear with your shorts sets the tone of your look as to whether it’s dressy or casual. Although I love my denim Agolde shorts, the shorts you wear don’t have to be denim. The options are endless from the color to the length to the material. So, if you’re a dress lover like me who loves classic, feminine pieces, there are still shorts out there for you! Today, I’m sharing a round-up of casual summer shorts outfits that you can wear throughout the season.

Casual Summer Shorts Outfits

Denim Shorts

casual summer shorts outfits


If you’ve been following me for long you know how much I love my Agolde denim shorts. The fit, quality, and comfort stand out from so many other denim cutoffs I’ve tried in the past. They can easily be dressed up with a floral top and wedges or styled casually with a basic tee and sneakers. My go-to this summer will definitely be these denim shorts paired with a summery top. This outfit is perfect for running errands or a picnic lunch date.

utility Shorts

summer shorts outfit


Utility shorts are generally made of lightweight cotton, so they are very breathable. Breathable is all we care about on those hot summer days, right? I love this pair because they’re easy to wear with just about anything. I recommend pairing them with this cardigan sweater top and white sneakers for a simple, but put-together, look that’s perfect for everyday wear.

stretch twill Shorts

These stretch twill shorts have quickly become another personal favorite for this summer season. This blue pair comes in 6 different colors, so the options are endless! Personally, I plan on grabbing the black shorts as well. They have a 4-way stretch design and are easy to pull on and off. I styled them with this white long-sleeved smocked top and heeled sandals for an elevated look, and also with this sleeveless mock neck top and white sneakers for a more casual look.

This pair of Spanx trouser stretch twill shorts is amazing! I love the cuffed bottoms and the back pocket design. The honorable mention here is the hidden core shaping technology that slims and smoothes everything out for the perfect tailored look. I paired these with this Airessentials polo top and my favorite pair of mules. For another casual and easy look, I paired them with this Airessential cap-sleeve tee and these raffia bow mules.

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Linen-Blend Summer Shorts

Linen is a great material for spring and summer because it’s light and breezy. This relaxed, drawstring pair of linen shorts goes perfectly with this white ruffle eyelet top and white sneakers. I also love linen-blend shorts with a fun, floral print for summer. This floral pair has an elastic back, as well as pleats in the front for a polished look. I recommend pairing it with a ruffle neck tank top and heeled sandals for an elevated look.


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Pleated Shorts

floral shorts


Another style of shorts that makes for cute summer outfits is these floral pleated shorts from Avara. They pair well with strappy sandals, slides, or wedges. Because they are on the dressier side, I prefer to tuck in the top for a more polished look. The length of these shorts is also great – not too long, but not too short. No Bermuda shorts here! A body suit would be another great option to pair with these shorts or a thin shirt you can easily tuck in without adding bulk.

Eyelet Shorts

eyelet shorts


These gorgeous high-rise shorts make a statement with their pretty eyelet detailing. Because these shorts are a statement piece on their own, you can pair them with a simple v-neck top and white bow sandals for an easy casual summer look. These shorts are perfect to pack on your next vacation. Pair them with a white top and heeled sandals for a resort-ready look.

On the hunt for travel outfits this summer? See this post for more inspiration!

Summer is the perfect time to have fun with closet staples like shorts. No matter what you’ve got going on, whether it’s a day at the beach, a backyard BBQ, or a night out, there’s always a pair of shorts that can work. The key is finding the right pair that flatters your figure and fits your personal style.

Which of these outfit ideas did you love the most? Let me know in the comments!



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