Best Ways to Wear Shorts This Upcoming Fall

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So Summer might be dwindling down, but that doesn’t mean you should put away your summer gear. Shorts in particular,  are not a one-season type of wear – on the contrary, they can be one of the most versatile pieces in your wardrobe. Dress them up or dress them down, shorts continue to be a fabulous pants-free alternative year round. And with Fall just a little less than a month away, what better time to show you some great fashion tips on how you can make the most out of your shorts this coming season.

Recycle Your Summer Shorts

Now you may think that you need to go out shopping for some amazing shorts for fall, but we recommend you search your current wardrobe first and see what you can use again. If you’re on the West Coast, chances are the weather may still be fairly warm in the early fall so you may not have to cover that fabulous tan you got going on your legs. Show off your own style by combining your summer shorts with button-up shirts and fall inspired pieces. 

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If the weather is a little chilly, tights are your best option. Wear a fun pair of tights under the shorts and easily transform a summer outfit to a great fall fashion ensemble. 

Rock the Day to Night Combos

Back leather has been a trend the last few seasons and it seems like it’s going to stick around for a little bit longer. We’re not surprised! A great pair of leather (faux) shorts are amazing, versatile pieces you can easily transition from day to night. For a great combo, take your black leather shorts, add a basic black blazer, don pumps or over-the-knee boots and finish off with statement earrings or an edgy nail color, and you’re good to go for a 9-to-5 job and beyond.

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Pulling off this perfect all-black outfit is so easy and works year round. But why stop there?  Consider adding a pop of color. One of the shades we’re currently loving (and so is Kermit the frog) for Fall 2016 is kelly green and different hues of blue. The pop of color can also come in fun statement pieces that can be easily switched out depending on the occasion.

Celebrate Your Glam

Even if your style is more classic glam, you can definitely incorporate shorts in your fall line up. The trick is in choosing the right color and cut. Shorts in neutral shades like beige, gray, or navy work fantastically when putting together a polish look.

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Also, matching well-tailored shorts with elegant ladies jackets and booties can give you the boost of confidence to ace any important meeting. 

Layer like a pro

Fall nights can get a bit chilly, but the good news is that layering is a big fashion yes. You can stay warm during those chilly mornings, take off a layer in the warmer afternoons, and then add a layer again in the evening.  

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If you’re making your summer print shorts the focal point, then make sure to keep your layers neutral or at the very least solid colors. Or vice versa. We love layering a crewneck sweater over a simple shirt with our shorts because it is so incredibly easy to put on and pull off depending on the weather. 

Look like an off-duty model

Don’t worry, jean shorts are more than welcome in the fall season. The so-called off-duty model look is easy to recreate – put on a pair of jean shorts, slouchy T-shirt, sneakers or slip-ons, and a leather bag. The Colder day version of this look requires simple black tights, a leather jacket and a scarf. 

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Summer may be all about enjoying the relaxed life, but that doesn’t mean we can’t embrace our casual selves in the Fall.  

  • Sabrina Barbante

    I generally don’t wear shorts in winter/fall also if I like them actually so much. Next fall I’ll try to, folloing your tips, since I already miss my summer short just thinking that I have to keep them away soon 🙁

  • These are great advises! I think I should try wearing tights under shorts for a fall edition! It looks so cool, thank you!

  • These are all great looks. I am not a shorts type of girl, my legs just don’t fit, but my daughter will love these ideas!

  • Vanessa

    I love shorts with tights 🙂 What a great reminder that shorts can extend past the heat of summer!

  • Jacki Quinones

    I love all these looks! The day to night look is badass!

  • Tania Potter

    Oh wow, these all look great. Summer is on it’s way here and maybe it is time for me to get a bit adventurous with some new pairs of shorts.

  • Subhadrika Sen

    These ideas are great. I had recently been to Primark (which is probably the only place in my budget hehe ) and found some great new stock of shorts. Will get one soon. 🙂

  • I always feel like an old mom when I wear shorts. But your suggestions make shorts look so outstanding! I better get to shopping tomorrow…

  • I will definitely be wearing shorts most of the fall this year. I’m in my third trimester and it is supposed to be a hot fall season in Alabama. I love these ideas!

  • I dont have great legs for shorts but these surely look good!

  • These are super cute ideas. I love shorts. I rocked a pair of shorts with an oversized cardigan last fall and I’m dying to repeat the look when it gets cooler out.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  • Amanda | Maple Alps

    All of these are super fun. I love wearing shorts – even in fall!

  • I have worn shorts in the fall, especially paired with tights. I love these ideas that you featured! – HilLesha

  • Jolina

    I love all these looks! TBH though I hardly wear shorts in the fall…it’s just too cold for me.

  • Oh these are some really cool ways to rock shorts. I think it’s always good to reuse the summer ones when you can.

  • Love these ideas for fall! It’s always awesome to still be able to use clothes from the last season. The day to night ideas are my kind of outfits!

  • Lorrin Sell

    i wish we could wear shorts in the fall here. it usually gets cold so fast. loved these ideas!

  • Beth Shankle Anderson

    What a timely post given fall is so close on the calendar. I live in Florida where shorts are always ready to wear!

    xo
    Beth || http://www.TheStyleBouquet.com

  • These are great! I am in AZ where it almost always feels like summertime so, shorts are perfect almost all season long!

  • Sophia Smith

    Thank you, I’m glad that you liked my advice 🙂

  • I am definitely a classic glam type of girl! Love these tips for the fall and all the outfit posts!

    Felicia | http://www.prettychicpink.com

  • I never wear shorts but will have to consider it when the weather cools off. I get sun poisoning if I go outdoors and not fully covered. Your style choices are so stinkin cute.

  • I love to layer and leather shorts are always so versatile to style as well. Fab trend list.

  • I adore shorts and always hate putting them away at the end of summer. I’ll have to try some of these ideas!

  • Fatima Ali

    Shorts are perfect for hot weather. I do own a few pairs but I just wear them at home.

  • Greta Hollar

    I love leather shorts for fall! Love these ideas!

    Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com

  • gme

    its a little bit hard to wear short when you have thick thighs but still love it.Down here in south florida its almost a must to wear short in this weather.

  • Lizelle Cruz

    I love wearing shorts!! Your outfits on this post are really stylish

  • Very nice ideas! I love recycling summer shorts for fall, maybe with some tights underneath.

  • Rosie Heather Roman

    Love the leather shorts look, it’s very edgy. Great outfit post!

  • Mary Welby

    I’ve never been one for shorts but some of these looks are adorable. I’ll have to check them out

  • Great suggestions! I like the off-duty model section 🙂

  • Katie Harrington

    I love wearing shorts! No reason they should be kept just for summer!

  • Simona Šiušytė

    I’m not a big fan of shorts, but all these ideas are very cool, all outfits are very beautiful and stylish! Thank you for good post!

  • Cătălina-Iuliana Nini

    Great tips Sophia !! I love skirts more than shorts but I do have fun layering shorts with fluffy sweaters.http://stylishconfidence.com/

  • LOVE shorts in the fall! Paired with the right booties, it’s a perfect look.

  • Claudia

    Haha, very cool and funny ways! The photos and the looks look sexy. Love skirts more that shorts as well!

  • Sophia Smith

    Thank you, I love shorts especially if combined with some edgy pieces 🙂