8 Ways to Wear Shorts

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8 Ways to Wear Shorts

Hello! Hello! And happy Fashion Friday!

With summer officially here, I’m excited to be diving head first into my favorite fashion season.  I’m a sucker for light summer dresses, white eyelet, shorts and all things colorful!  To inspire your outfits for this new season, I’m teaming up with several other fabulous fashion bloggers today to showcase 8 ways to wear shorts.

8 Ways to Wear Shorts for Summer

BonBon Rose Girls / Momma in Flip FlopsLemon Lane Style

The Chic Mom / Running in a SkirtDude Mom

8 Ways to Wear Shorts

Now I’m the first to admit the older you get the harder shorts are to pull off.  Growing up in Florida I basically lived in shorts almost year-round and had dozens of pairs even through college.  Not sure I should admit this, but way too short shorts and a tank top was my uniform at UF.  Luckily my fashion tastes have grown since then.

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I still love wearing shorts, but now I try to find a more refined way to pull them off.  They certainly need to be bit a longer and actually have some style.

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This summer I’m pairing my white shorts with a vintage v-neck t-shirt and my denim vest.  I got the denim vest late last summer (seen HERE & HERE) and I can’t get enough of it. It’s a great way to make a simple outfit look current and I love the way it pairs with my favorite summer dresses.

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To add a pop of color I pulled out my pink canvas espadrilles and turquoise earrings and bracelet.  I wanted to add some color without making it too matchy-matchy.

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As I mentioned, I know shorts can be hard to pull of, but I believe that if you find a pair that fits right and is the appropriate length almost anyone can wear them.  I’ve put some suggestions below for some shorts in different lengths.  Pick ones that match your body type and personal comfort level.

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Also, never underestimate the power of a good heel to make your legs look better.  And if shorts really, really aren’t your thing – this outfit would also look great with a pair of white cuffed jeans.  Either way, this is my favorite current ways to wear shorts.

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Shop the Look:

Denim Vest: Target, similar HERE or HERE <– Old Navy, less than $25

White Shorts: Banana Republic, similar HERE or HERE or HERE <— swoon! With the scallop hem. Longer versions HERE <– 7″Chino or HERE <—Bermuda Shorts.  Cuffed Jeans HERE or HERE <— less than $20

V Neck Shirt: LOFT, similar HERE or HERE

Shoes: White House Black Market, similar HERE or HERE.

Earrings: Similar HERE

7 More Ways to Wear Shorts

Make sure to check out these other bloggers for more great summer shorts inspiration!

BonBon Rose Girls / Momma in Flip FlopsLemon Lane Style

The Chic Mom / Running in a SkirtDude Mom

And to round up the 8, check out these posts from my site…

Pink and White Board Shorts

Pink Shorts 4

Black and White Polka Dot Shorts

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So nice to see you today. Have a great weekend and come back Monday for some thoughts on how to sleep better when you travel and on vacation.

This post is not sponsored, but contains affiliate links. I do make a small commission for clicks and purchases. It cost you nothing. Thank you for supporting Running in a Skirt.

I’m linking up with: Nicole for the Fit and Fashionable, Jolynne Shane for Fashion Friday, Turning Heads Tuesday. Thank you so much for the lovely linkup ladies

Your turn!

Do you wear shorts?

What’s your favorite thing to wear in the summer?

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:00-04:00 June 3rd, 2016|Fashion, Summer, Trends|41 Comments


  1. Hahah I hate to admit that was my uniform at UF too… we live and we learn. I love love love the pink espadrilles! So cute!

  2. Julie Bonner June 6, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

    That denim vest is perfect! I keep telling myself I’m going to get one. Love this outfit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Tina June 5, 2016 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Great post, great tips!

  4. [email protected] June 4, 2016 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    That’s a cute look pairing the shorts with a vest. I recently purchased a blue jean vest and am enjoying wearing it. You gave me a new idea for wearing it!

  5. Kristin June 4, 2016 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Seriously cute shorts style lady! I just love that denim vest!

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:36 am - Reply

      Thanks Kristin! It was a lot of fun doing this with y’all!

  6. Gladys June 3, 2016 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Seriously love the way banana republic shorts fit! These are so cute on you. ?

  7. Nicole @ Fitful Focus June 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    You are ROCKIN’ those shorts!! What a fun roundup!

  8. Tiffani at Breton Bay June 3, 2016 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Great looks!!! I love how you added the pop of color with your shoes, so cute. And you’re right, once you find the right pair, you will fall back in love with shorts again. It took me a while, but I’m finally there ??


    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Thanks Tiffani! So glad to hear that. Happy weekend.

  9. Carly June 3, 2016 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Great tips! You look FAB in all the looks. I used to HATE wearing shorts in the summer…but slowly I tested different styles and have become a shorts lover. You are right, its all about finding the right FIT!
    Hop e you have a fabulous weekend.

  10. Farrah June 3, 2016 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    Yay for shorts! I have no idea why the hecks I didn’t bring more than two pairs with me to Hawai’i. What was I thinking!?

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:32 am - Reply

      I have no idea! You must pack better than I do! I always bring so much.

  11. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition June 3, 2016 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    Great tips! You look so cute in shorts! I totally agree, finding a good pair of heels really makes legs look better!

    Have a great weekend!

  12. [email protected] June 3, 2016 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    Cute shorts! I am not a big shorts fan. They have to be the perfect length bc I am so short.

  13. Blane Sherer June 3, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Yep, Summer is here ( smile ).
    Nice shots and advice with the shorts.
    Seems like you darkened your hair ?
    Usually ladies lighten their hair either
    themselves or from the sun in summer.
    Are you going darker now to later go lighter
    deeper into the summer ?

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Must be the light! I don’t color my hair it just does what it wants to ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Andrea June 3, 2016 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Such a cute look, I did this one quite a bit last year with the vest. Now I have to wait to be able to fit into those fun pieces again.
    Loving the pop of color with the sandals.

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Thanks Andrea! You’ll be back soon enough! ๐Ÿ™‚ You look fabulous now!

  15. Susie @ SuzLyfe June 3, 2016 at 9:50 am - Reply

    I am a shorts queen .I LOVE me some patterned shorts!

  16. Amy June 3, 2016 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Cute look! Love the vest!

  17. Ellen That Chic Mom June 3, 2016 at 9:08 am - Reply

    Such cute looks!!

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  19. I love how you pair your vest with lots of outfits. I need to pull mine out more and pair it up. Happy Friday

  20. Shelley Marcy June 3, 2016 at 7:14 am - Reply

    As I have gotten older, I have worn less shorts and more skirts. Same length, but I think my legs look better in skirts….plus, they are comfortable, dressy and very feminine. You make me want to go shopping for some new shorts though now?

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:19 am - Reply

      I def wear more dresses and skirts, but it’s nice to mix it up too!

  21. Annmarie June 3, 2016 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Gosh you look adorable and shorts. I cannot lie, I have a big butt so shorts aren’t always my friend ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • JulieWunder June 5, 2016 at 9:18 am - Reply

      I feel ya ๐Ÿ™‚ I depends on where I am in that oh so constant weight fluctuation :-)))

  22. Mary Beth Jackson June 3, 2016 at 6:14 am - Reply

    I wear tons of shorts during the summer – I too dress them up and add heels and I am good to go! Enjoy the weekend!

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