Those long, warm summer days are oh-so-here and they were so worth the wait. Now that temps are well up there, getting dressed often involves considering how to keep cool as you enjoy your day, and that means shorts are in heavy rotation! Whether you’re a classic cutoffs fan or into something a little trendier, there’s a shorts style for you out there. Flip through the looks here to find your favourite, and some ideas for styling your shorts this summer.
If jean shorts are your jam, remember that there are lots of ways to style your favourite jorts that will take them beyond walking the dog or wearing over your swimsuit. A pair of great heels and a casual summer blazer will go a long way to getting even a distressed pair patio-ready.
The paperbag-waist is an interesting trend to try if you’re looking for something a little more dressed-up. We love this to wear this style with a crisp button-up – buttoned all the way to the collar – and heels to lengthen the whole thing.
Shorts in soft, flowy fabrics are the summer’s most comfortable and cool options, whether you’re going for ultra-casual florals or a chic black.
Once you’ve got your basic look down, have some fun with your accessories – the acrylic block-heel is everywhere and worth a whirl around the block. Finishing off with a swipe of your favourite matte red lipstick never hurts either.
We’re having all of the fun with summer style these days: see our favourite festival-ready accessory, watch us slide into and out of and back into a collection of our favourite slide sandals, and get some ideas on how to break free from the basic ponytail when the mercury spikes. Happy summering!
See something that caught your eye? Visit St. Vital Centre to shop the slides featured in this post (check stores for availability):
Jean shorts look:
Ripped jean shorts: American Eagle Outfitters, $54.95
“Amour” white graphic tee: Dynamite, $24.95
Striped blazer: RW&Co., $149.90
Acrylic-heel slip-on heels: Hudson's Bay (Design Lab), $120
Cognac-brown handbag: Boes (Matt & Nat), $140
Cat-eye sunglasses: Dynamite, $16.95
Floral shorts look:
Floral shorts: Garage, $24.95
Striped tank with embroidery and ties: RW&Co., $65.90
White and gold sneakers: Browns (Michael Kors), $188
Pink sunglasses: Boathouse, $20
White shorts look:
White paperbag-waist shorts: RW&Co., $69.90
Navy polka-dot short-sleeved button-up blouse: Reitmans, $36.50
Floral pumps: Hudson's Bay (Nine West), $130
Red ball earrings: Le Chateau, $9.95
White circle handbag: Boes (Matt and Nat), see store for price
Tortoiseshell sunglasses: Reitmans, $14.90
Black shorts look:
Black high-waisted shorts: Dynamite, $39.95
White and grey tshirt: Garage, see store for price
Black block-heels with acrylic heel: Hudson's Bay, $120
Faux diamond flex hoops: Le Chateau, $15