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How to Wear Colorful Shorts


Summer is here and that means tank tops, sandals and shorts galore. But if you’re looking to ditch your classic jean shorts for something a little different, you are in luck. Colored bottoms have been a popular trend for the past year, and it’s easy to carry the trend into summer with a fun pair of colorful shorts.

So how do you style a pair of colored shorts? The options are limitless. Here are three outfit ideas to try as the weather starts to warm up.

1. With bright colors

 River Island, Fashion Union, Modcloth, Pac Sun

Summer weather is a great excuse to work a little color into your wardrobe. Pair your favorite colored shorts with a contrasting bright top, like a pair of orange denim shorts and a bright yellow top. Add a geometric necklace and strappy sandals for an up-to-date and polished summer look. You could also add a little color with accessories, shoes or a bright bag. Either way, don’t be afraid to embrace a slightly brighter look this summer season.

2. With a printed top

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You can easily dress down a pair of colored shorts with a fun, printed top, whether it be floral, stripes or any other print you might have hanging in your closet. A pair of mint shorts would look adorable paired with an Aztec print top, sweet floral earrings and sandals for a day out and about.

3. With a chambray top


Dorothy Perkins, River Island, Wet Seal, Modcloth, Wallis Fashion 

A classic chambray shirt is just as much of a staple in a college girl’s wardrobe as a good as a pair of colored shorts is. That makes the two a match made in sartorial heaven. Chambray is great for warm weather since the material is made out of light and breathable cotton. Pair your favorite colored shorts with a chambray button-down, wide belt and metallic sandals for a preppy and polished look for summer.

Colored shorts are a great way to add a little color to your summer wardrobe and an alternative to your boring, old denim cut-offs.

How are you styling your favorite pair of shorts this summer? Let us know by posting a comment!

By: Callie Gisler | Images: Forever 21, listed retail stores

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