How To Dress Up Shorts For Summer

How To Dress Up Shorts For Summer

With summer officially arriving in just a few days, shorts are becoming one of our best go-to bottoms. I personally wear a lot of shorts this time of the year. I think they just take the place of my everyday jeans which I live in the rest of the year.

Most of us think of shorts for casual looks, and that is perfectly fine. However, today I am showing you how easy it is to dress up your shorts for special outings. All you have to do is add a lightweight jacket, kimono or cardigan, some heels and a few accessories to take you casual shorts look to another level.

As a base outfit, I have started off with my dark denim wash shorts (which used to be jeans that I cut off myself) and our Ivory V neck Short Sleeve Top. For the first look I am wearing our brand-new Blue Leopard Border Print Kimono, as my light weight jacket.

The blue color combo for this leopard print is such a fun way to do leopard for summer. It also has a small geometric border print in the bottom and the sides. The fabric is a really nice quality rayon. The body is loose with kimono style sleeves and a small ruffle detail in the bottom of the sleeves.

This leopard Kimono also has a matching small neck tie to go with it. You can use it as a neck tie like I have done for today or you can even use it as a tie around your pony tail for your hair.

For today’s second look, I am wearing our Blue Tropical Print Tie Front Kimono Jacket, which I first styled for you here.

The fabric for this piece is a soft 100% rayon that is printed in a pretty tropical leaf print in shades of blue and turquoise with a touch of lilac. It’s an easy body to wear with kimono style sleeves and a tie in the front that you can wear a few different ways.

For today’s look I have shown you how you can tie this piece in the front or warp it around and tie it in the back.

For accessories I am wearing our Gold Hoop Earrings with One Teardrop Rhinestone and Gold Sea foam Cream Three Piece Bracelet Set.

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Blue Leopard Border Print Kimono – Click Here

Ivory V Neck Short Sleeve Top – Click Here

Blue Tropical Print Tie Front Kimono Jacket – Click Here

Blue Leopard Print Small Neck Tie – Click Here

Gold Hoop Earrings with One Teardrop Rhinestone – Click Here

Gold Seafoam Cream Three Piece Bracelet Set – Click Here

Dark denim short – Old Rag & Bone jeans that I cut off into shorts myself

Sandals – Botkier

Clutch – Calvin Klein (old)

How do you like my look?






Posted by nora minassian

Jacket Society was launched in the fall of 2013 by fashion designer Nora Minassian. Jacket Society is about Nora’s passion for classical and stylish easy to wear women’s fashionable jackets and blazers. Nora earned her BA degree in fashion design and merchandising from Otis College of Arts & Design and has worked in the fashion industry for many years, travelling to the fashion capitals of the world to keep up with current fabric and style trends. Nora started this website and fashion blog to showcase and sell her favorite jacket styles that are all designed and manufactured in Los Angeles, California. On this site she will share her experience and knowledge of women’s fashion and present her unique sense of style by giving her fans and customers an opportunity to follow her jacket styling tips and secrets, emphasizing her favorite current and past classical jacket styles and be able to offer selection of her favorites for sale here on her Jacket Society website.

  1. I love the colors in these beautiful kimonos! And they look so great paired with Bermuda shorts. I am really starting to appreciate longer shorts now that I have figured out how to properly style them. I need to try them with my kimonos now. Thanks for the inspiration!



    1. Hi Shelbee,
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I’d love to see your longer shorts with kimono look!


  2. Those two toppers are so pretty: love the color and print. Amazing how accessories can dress up a look!


    1. Hi Mireille,
      I know … accessories are everything! Thank you so much for stopping.


  3. Hi Nora
    I really love the blue palm print top! So fabulous on you and with the tee and jean shorts, such am elegant look. I love the neck scarf as well!
    jess xx


    1. Hi Jess,
      Thank you so much for stopping by!


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