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How to Look Classy While Wearing Short Shorts

Updated on November 02, 2013
Shorts can look classy, regardless the weather. Here's Global-Chica in Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Shorts can look classy, regardless the weather. Here's Global-Chica in Viana do Castelo, Portugal | Source

Look Classy

Looking chick while wearing short shorts is no biggie as long as you follow some simple fashion rules.

Below you'll find tips for looking elegant while wearing shorts, easy to copy outfit and highly wearable shorts ideas for any season.

Wear Loose-fit Shorts

If you want to look classy, the first thing you want to avoid is wearing tight shorts. Tight shorts never look classy but they can also give you a wedgie and camel toe, making them a big no-no.

Also keep in mind that if you're wearing high-wasted shorts, the higher wasted the shorts, the looser they should be.

Wear Shorts With Tights

Wearing shorts with opaque tights is one simple way and the first step in wearing shorts and looking classy, rather than trashy. Particularly during the winter, tights will keep you toasty warm. And tights will enhance any outfit, making it look even more stylish.

For a dressy look, consider wearing shorts with nude pantyhose.

Wear Low Heels with your Shorts

To keep your shorts outfit looking classy, pair them with low heels. Another alternative if you want to look taller is to wear your shorts with wedged booties. It's a great look when it's chilly out.

Boyfriend Blazers

Boyfriend blazers are definitely in for 2013!

Not sure what a boyfriend blazer is? Well, imagine casually throwing on your boyfriend's blazer before leaving the house and voila, you got a boyfriend blazer. It's longer and looser then the classic blazer currently in your closet and it's in this winter.

Tip for wearing a boyfriend blazer with shorts: Keep the jacket open and show off the cute top you have underneath. As for the shorts, go for smart or denim shorts.

Shorts and Blazers

Blazer complete outfits by making them elegant. I personally love the look of short shorts with a long boyfriend blazer.

Outfit idea: Boyfriend blazer, t-shirt, a long trendy necklace, cute shorts and sexy heels.

Leather Shorts

Leather shorts are super hot right now, faux or real, and to be worn while it's chilly out. They are bold, versatile, and classy and pretty darn cool all rolled into one. Your closet needs at least one pair!

Outfit idea: You can dress up your leather shorts with a silk blouse or dress them down with a denim shirt. Or you can wear them with a sweater and a statement necklace.

Shorts in the Cold

Whoever said that shorts should be packed away when cold weather hits? They don't!

Outfit idea: The key to wearing shorts while it's cold out is layering. Wear your shorts with tights/nude stockings, boots, a button-down blouse, a blazer on top, and a scarf wrapped around your neck.

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Shorts Outfits Ideas

Below are ideas for keeping your shorts outfits looking classy:

  • Balance out your outfit with short shorts by pairing them with a conservative top and accessories.
  • For a chick outfit, put on a black boyfriend blazer and booties.
  • Wear your hair up with a low ponytail or ballerina bun.
  • Put on some stud earrings.
  • Wear low-heeled shoes or ballet flats. If it's raining out, consider wearing rain boots with your shorts. And for a night out, wear shorts with a pair of sexy shoes.
  • Get a pair of leather shorts!


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      Debbie Carey 4 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA

      Great information to help others get that chic look all the time! Voted up and interesting!

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      Anna 4 years ago from New York, NY

      Thanks prektjr.dc! I just love the versatility of shorts and hope to see more of it. I just returned from Portugal and was amazed with the number of girls wearing shorts for all occasions (i.e. shopping or dancing).

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      Kristin Trapp 4 years ago from Illinois

      This is interesting. I've noticed the trend this year of sparkly short shorts for the younger crowd (way younger than me, that is). I've seen them in stores all winter long and have noticed a few girls going out for the night in them no matter the temperature. You've got some good tips for keeping the "look" classy.

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      Teresa Becker 4 years ago from Indianapolis

      Great advice - I'm usually not very brave in new styles, but I think I can pull this look off.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      over here, nobody wears black stockings under the shorts, maybe your trend is different

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