Whenever summer comes around, I can’t help but think about white shorts. There are so many styles, from athletic to ruffled to belted, and each type can coordinate with a myriad of outfits.Let’s take a look at some of the many possibilities with these cute outfits with white shorts.
1. Black Tank Top and Platform Heels With White Pleated Paper Bag Shorts
One super simple yet stylish combo is to pair white shorts with an all-black outfit.Shorts that have some sort of flair to them — like these belted and pleated shorts — are best for this. Because of the contrast, they draw attention to the most interesting part of your outfit. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
2. White Concert Tee and Distressed White Shorts and Sneakers
I love how effortless this outfit is. It seems like something you could just pull out of your closet and put on for a no-fuss morning.
At the same time, the colors coordinate well, and the distressed look of the white shorts gives the outfit a bit of an edge that goes well with the Led Zeppelin tee. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
3. Red Ruffled Floral Tank Top and White Distressed Shorts With Blue Heels
If you’re ever stuck on ideas, floral tops make a great basis for any outfit. Oftentimes they have multiple colors in them — in this case, red, white, and blue.Adding elements that match these colors is an easy way to build a coordinated look, like these white shorts and blue heels. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
4. Beige Ribbed Tank Top With White Paper Bag Shorts and Sandals
One simple way to create a soft, minimalist look is to pair white shorts with other light neutrals like beige or ivory. There’s no bold contrast or bright colors, just a classy outfit. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
5. Blue and White Lacy Top With White Distressed Shorts and Blue Strappy Heels
Cute lace tops like this one can be dressed up or down.I love how these distressed white shorts and simple strappy heels make the look more casual. It’s something I could see myself wearing just about anywhere. Buy these shorts at Lulus
6. Pink Ribbed High-Neck Top With White Paper Bag Shorts and Pastel Blue Loafers
I love how unique this look is. Red and blue are generally seen as opposing colors. But the contrast is less stark since they’re in their lighter shades of pink and pastel blue in this outfit.The white shorts then bring the whole light-colored look together. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
7. Light Brown One-Shoulder Tank Top and White Denim Shorts With Cream Strappy Heels
I loved this outfit when I first looked at it. It’s still casual enough to wear most anywhere thanks to the white shorts, but the heels and the off-the-shoulder top doll the look up a little bit. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
8. Light Brown Tie-Front Crop Top and Strappy Heels With White Denim Raw Hem Shorts
If you’re not interested in distressed shorts with holes in them, but you still like the look, raw hem shorts work as a great compromise.Pairing them with a cute top and some strappy heels works as a great weekend look. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
9. White Ribbed Crop Top and Matching Shorts With White Sneakers
Pairing some comfy white shorts with a crop top and sneakers is a simple look that’s great for a morning jog or just lounging around with friends. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
10. Blue Off-The-Shoulder Top and Heels With White Shorts
I mentioned earlier that pairing other neutrals with white shorts makes for a soft, elegant look.But the flip side makes for a great outfit as well, like this bright blue off-the-shoulder top and matching heels. Against the white, it really stands out, giving the whole outfit a more colorful and fun vibe. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
11. Bright Yellow Tank Top With White Denim Shorts and Sneakers
One way to add a stylish twist to a casual white shorts outfit is to wear a brightly colored top. You’re sure to stand out whether you’re heading to lunch with friends or walking around town. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
12. Yellow Short Sleeve T-Shirt and White Denim Shorts With Strappy Sandals
Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple, and one of the best ways to do that is with a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals. It’s the perfect casual look for staying cool during the summer. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
13. Beige Satin Tank Top With White Ruffle Shorts and Brown Strappy Heels
Many of the looks I’ve covered so far are casual, but you can dress up a white shorts look a bit, too.Pairing some ruffle shorts with a satin top and heels is the perfect look for when you want to add some subtle elegance to your everyday wear. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
14. White Tie-Front Top and Matching Paper Bag Shorts With Woven Heels
Another way to dress up a white shorts outfit is to wear a cute blouse, just like this girl’s cropped, tie-front blouse.They work well with woven boho accessories like this girl is wearing, or you could add some black accessories for some dramatic contrast. Buy these shorts at Lulus.
15. Green Crop Top and Denim Jacket With White Tie-Front Shorts
When the weather gets a little cooler, you can pair your white shorts with a crop top and denim jacket. Add some sandals and simple accessories like stud earrings to finish the look. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
16. Blue Ribbed Tank Top and White Belted Shorts
If you want a little something to make your outfit pop, try tucking a tank top into belted white shorts. It makes the belt visible and gives your otherwise plain outfit a little bit of sophistication. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
17. Green Sports Bra and White Athletic Shorts With Black and White Sneakers
Pair your white athletic shorts with a sports bra and some sneakers for a classic athletic look. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
18. Coral Knit Tank Top and White Belted Shorts
I love this outfit. Not only does the coral stand out against the white shorts, but the knit top also adds some texture to the whole look. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
19. Black and White Gingham Cropped Blouse With Belted White Shorts and Black Platform Heels
I mentioned before that floral tops make a great basis for outfits, but the same is true for virtually any multicolored top.All this black and white blouse needed was some white shorts and some black heels to make a perfectly coordinated outfit. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
20. Green Halter Top and White Button Fly Shorts With Beige Sandals
If you want a perfect summer look, try pairing some white shorts with a halter top and sandals. Just add some shades and a sun hat, and you’re ready to hit the beach. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
21. Pastel Yellow Puff-Sleeve Cropped Blouse With Belted White Shorts and Platform Heels
Any pastel color goes great with white. It creates a soft color palette that’s elegant, just like this pastel yellow blouse and white shorts. I would add a pretty nail design to complete the look. Buy these shorts at Pink Lily.
Summary and Top Picks
White shorts aren’t the most common type out there compared to their blue jean counterparts, but they are still fashionable enough to stand out all their own. I hope this list helped save you time trying to find the right outfit for you.
Out of all of these, my favorite looks were 3 (Red Ruffled Floral Tank Top and White Distressed Shorts With Blue Heels), 10 (Blue Off-The-Shoulder Top and Heels With White Shorts), and 14 (White Tie-Front Top and Matching Paper Bag Shorts With Woven Heels). They all had their own elegance to them, which was enough to shake up the standard casual white shorts look.
What do you think about this, though? Which looks were your favorites and why? Did you have any questions? Let me know in the comments below.