Simple Styling Tips for Summer Shorts

Hi there -wishing you all a great start to the new week!

Summer, vacation, hot…it’s clear the next word almost has to be “shorts” right- smile.

Bag Longchamp, Shorts Vintage Zambesi, Shirt Made in Italy

Even as we get older with the right styling shorts can be a stylish summer wardrobe staple – I promise! Whether dressing up or down there are a few simple tricks to making sure your shorts outfit looks fab on you this summer!

Milan Street Style Fashion Week Summer 2016


Simple Styling Tips for Summer Shorts:

1. Match skimpy shorts with a wider fun top.

The wider top over smaller shorts will make your legs look slimmer.

image3xxl-6River Island Embroidered Off The Shoulder Blouse

image3xxl-7Vila Broderie Bardot Top …I love this so much, think i’ll have to order one myself!…In case out of stock here similar.

2. Try high waisted shorts.

Sounds odd but these actually have the effect of making legs look longer.

image3xxl-8Monki Denim Shorts

image3xxl-9ASOS Tailored A-Line Short in Linen

3. Wear a cropped wrap top or floaty top tucked in with your high waisted shorts.

This has the effect of making your waist look skinny.

DSC_0863Similar top here…and for those of you looking for exactly this top – it is actually part of a dress – you have to buy as a dress but it can be worn separately – see here

MS43S08TBLK_Zoom_P_1 Daisy Cutwork Top and High waisted shorts

4. Wear a sheer shirt partially tucked into hipster shorts with a belt.

Makes for a casual yet styled look. Also perfect for those that don’t like things tight on the waist.


TS13Z21JIVR_Zoom_M_2Long Sleeve Frill Back Shirt

image1xxl-20ASOS 2 Pack Studded And Plain Western Belt

5. Wear a long linen blazer or khaki shirt over your shorts.

The blazer will dress up your outfit whilst shirt keeps the look casual but both take emphasis away from your middle.

image1xxl-21Missguided Gathered Sleeve Tailored Blazer

image3xxl-10Glamorous Tall Pom Pom Coin Detail Utility Shirt

6. Match outfit with heeled sandals.

Any heels worn with shorts have the effect of making your legs look longer – chunky heels are perfect this summer.

image2xxlASOS HALFWAY Heeled Sandals

image1xxl-13 (1)ASOS TALENT Tie Leg Wedge Sandals

7. Always – and I mean ALWAYS make sure your shorts are loose around your thighs.

Tight fitting shorts (unless for sports) almost always have the effect of any legs looking thicker than they are.


On that note I wish you all loads of fun styling your shorts! Have a fabulous day and see you again soon!DSC_0855


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Hi! I’m Yvonne, a 40 something (wink) Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – believing chocolate will cure almost anything!

  1. Thanks for this great post Yvonne! I have shorts but never been brave enough to wear them but this really helped! 🙂

    Sharron x

  2. Great tips! I could use that because I just bought my first shorts, well to wear more then only around the house, and did not realy know what would look good on them. So Thank you! And the wrapp top you are wearing is gorgious! I love everything wrapped! ……also with chicken and veggie! Lol😂

  3. Some great advice here Yvonne! I don’t particularly like my legs so hate that I have to show them off in shorts in the summer lol. But it’s too hot here in the Algarve to wear trousers all the time!
    Have a fun week!
    Suzy xx

    1. Hi Ada,

      Thank you so much for your comment and letting me know – super nice of you to feature me last week (xxx).
      I submitted 2 pictures to your link up this week to make up for last Thursday – hope you’ll forgive.
      Have a lovely week ahead!
      xx Yvonne

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