8 Outfits With Striped Shorts For Cool Summer Looks

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Striped shorts are a must-have in your summer wardrobe for a chic look – if you’re wondering what to wear with striped shorts, you’re in the right place as here are 8 stunning striped shorts outfits.

A pair of striped shorts are an excellent way to add a little print and pattern to your summer look and ensure an effortlessly stylish nautical aesthetic that is always trendy during the warmer months. There are many different varieties of striped shorts available, with linen options for the beach or more tailored shorts that would look perfect during summer in the city.

With so many different styles available, it can be difficult to know how to style a pair of striped shorts – that is where we come in with our guide on what to wear with striped shorts! In this article, you will find 8 different striped shorts look in a range of styles so you are bound to find one that suits your personal style!

We have beach looks, travel look, weekend brunch looks, and holiday look so there is something for everyone. So this article is perfect for you if you already own a pair of striped shorts ready to be styled into an incredible summer look – or perhaps we can inspire you to pick up some striped shorts to create a stylish, nautical chic outfit!

What To Wear With Striped Shorts

1. White Button-Down Shirt

Whether you are abroad on holiday or are just at the beach for a weekend away, this striped shorts look is just what you need. The navy blue and white horizontal stripe shorts pair perfectly with an oversized white shirt, with the sleeves rolled up and plenty of buttons undone down the front.

To finish this outfit, you need a pair of tan flip-flops or slide sandals, tortoiseshell sunglasses in a silhouette that suits your face shapes, and a couple of pieces of gold jewelry that add a touch of glamour.

We love that this is a great outfit to wear your swimming costume underneath, so you are ready to jump into the pool or the ocean at any moment! This is also a lightweight outfit that is easy to pack into a suitcase or duffle bag.

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White Reformation Women's Will Oversize Stretch Organic Cotton Button-Up Shirt

Will Oversize Stretch Organic Cotton Button-Up Shirt

At Nordstrom

Striped shorts

The Megan 100% Cotton Short

At Kule

Brown and rose gold Havaianas You Flip Flop

You Flip Flop

At Nordstrom

2. Bikini and Linen shirt

This shirt and shorts look is one of the easiest ways to style a pair of stripy shorts! The paper bag style waist on these buttery yellow striped shorts is so flattering and would look incredible on so many body types, and then looks stunning with an open linen shirt in a matching color.

Underneath, just wear your bikini or a cute bralette if you are exploring the local town while you’re on your summer break. The linen shirt can then be buttoned up and tied at the bottom if you are heading for lunch or it’s getting a little windier – such as versatile look!

Oversized, statement sunglasses, gleaming gold earrings, and a couple of gold necklaces are the perfect finishing touch for this effortlessly chic look. A pair of white sandals or flip-flops are the ideal shoes to complement this outfit.

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Yellow and white stripe Faithfull the Brand Elva Shorts
Faithful The Brand

Elva Shorts

At Revolve

Yellow Faherty Laguna Relaxed Fit Linen Button-Up Shirt

Laguna Relaxed Fit Linen Button-Up Shirt

At Nordstrom

Black Dior Wildior S3U 55mm Square Sunglasses

Wildior S3U 55mm Square Sunglasses

At Nordstrom

3. Graphic t-Shirt

Pairing tailored shorts with a relaxed, oversized t-shirt ensures a sophisticated yet comfortable look. These polished and elegant tailored, high-waisted yellow and white striped shorts have been worn with a dark red, graphic tee, which is tucked in at the top of the shorts to accentuate the waistline and guarantee a flattering silhouette.

This casual outfit is finished with square sunglasses, a crossbody bag, and tan leather ballet flats for a demure aesthetic. The eye-catching yellow, orange, and dark red shades are really complemented by the tan leather accessories and a touch of gold that really emphasize the warm tones in this summer outfit.

We think this outfit would be ideal for those hot, sunny days in the city or a relaxed stroll around the local town while you’re abroad.

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Beige and white stripe Sezane Cedric Shorts

Cedric Shorts

At Sezane

Brown Sezane Low Anya Ballerinas

Milo Classic Bag

At Sezane

Brown Sezane Milo Classic Bag

Low Anya Ballerinas

At Sezane

4. Vest and blazer

If you are looking for a great way to smarten up your striped shorts – this outfit is just perfect for you. The expert layering on this sophisticated look is a surefire way to add a high-fashion touch to your summer look.

Here, you will see that the horizontal striped shorts, with a casual drawstring waist, have been styled with a white waistcoat, with only the top button done up, and a long black blazer. The statement, luxe black accessories, including the platform black sandals, cute leather shoulder bag, and black cat-eye sunglasses, ensure a striking finish to this look.

The gold hardware on this Saint Laurent bag works well with layers of gold necklaces and glittering gold hoop earrings for a glam touch. This outfit is just what you need for summer evenings or dinner out with friends!

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White Rag and Bone Priya Linen Vest
Rag & Bone

Priya Linen Vest

At Neiman Marcus

Black Saint Laurent Le 5 à 7 Leather Hobo
Saint Laurent

Le 5 à 7 Leather Hobo Bag

At Nordstrom

Black All Saints Sofia Satin Blazer
All Saints

Sofia Satin Blazer

At Revolve

5. Co-ordinating Tee

Coordinating sets are super popular at the moment and are the best way to effortlessly style striped shorts that are guaranteed to give a trendy, stylish look.

This outfit ensures comfort while you are traveling to your holiday destination, or just wear it for a relaxed weekend at home where you can indulge in a little self-care after a busy week. We love the different widths of the stripes on these shorts and the matching long sleeve to create an eye-catching look.

But, it is the accessories that really make this outfit and is the perfect way to personalize it to suit you. The spacious raffia tote bag and black slide sandals look incredible and are ideal for a chilled summer day, or you could wear your favorite black sneakers and a crossbody bag if you are out running errands.

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Beige and tan Loewe x Paula's Ibiza Anagram Basket Tote Bag

x Paula’s Ibiza Anagram Basket Tote Bag

At Neiman Marcus

Black and brown Birkenstock Arizona Birko-Flor Slide Sandal

Arizona Birko-Flor Slide Sandals

At Nordstrom

Black and white Mother The Skipper Bell Stripe Long Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt

The Skipper Bell Stripe Long Sleeve Cotton T-Shirt

At Nordstrom

6. Tank Top and a Jacket

The statement look of this pair of shorts ensures they will be the central focal point of any outfit! Different shades of blue and white have been compiled to create an elegant, polished, and refined striped shorts look.

The bold blue and white stripes have been paired with a simple white tank top and then a patterned jacket – in this case, a CC-printed jacket – thrown over the top for a stylish pattern-clashing finish. The blue, cap-toe ballet flats and a mini blue structured handbag ensure a stunning look.

The patterns on the shorts and the jacket mean you should go minimalist on the jewelry and these stunning white oval sunglasses are all you need to complete this outfit. This look is ideal for lunch or dinner out when you want to be cool but also look chic and sophisticated.

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Blue and white Rails Stripe Cotton Blend Shorts

Stripe Cotton Blend Shorts

At Nordstrom

Blue Hermes Epsom Mini Kelly Sellier 20

Epsom Mini Kelly Sellier 20

Secondhand on The RealReal

White Celine Triomphe Logo Oval Acetate Sunglasses

Triomphe Logo Oval Acetate Sunglasses

At Neiman Marcus

7. Crop Top

A crop top is a wardrobe essential, which is why this outfit is a super easy way to style any stripe shorts in your wardrobe. No matter the style of striped shorts that are in your wardrobe, you can guarantee they will look fantastic paired with a white top like the crop top pictured above.

The minimalist, simple combination of a white top and black and white narrow striped shorts, in this outfit, means you can really play around with the accessories you choose to personalize this look – a woven hat, oversized sunglasses, a statement necklace, or eye-catching earrings all would look stunning with this outfit.

You can also finish this look with strappy sandals for more of a glam look, flip flops if you are heading to the beach, or white sneakers if you have a busy day ahead of you.

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Black and white stripe Reformation Mila Linen Short

Mila Linen Short

At Reformation

White Reformation Ryland Tank

Ryland Tank Top

At Reformation

Beige Toteme Beige Paper Straw Hat

Beige Paper Straw Hat

At Neiman Marcus

8. Sweater

If your shorts have a more subtle stripe, with the white-on-white striped shorts above, then don’t be afraid to add even more stripes to your look! The pairing of high-waisted, tailored, neutral-toned shorts and a bolder black and white stripe sweater looks so chic, while the perfectly curated accessories give this outfit a polished finish.

White cat-eye sunglasses, a gleaming gold watch and bracelet, and black sandals ensure a stunning finish to this beautiful outfit, while the spacious tan leather shoulder bag looks gorgeous and is super practical, making it easy to carry your daily essentials.

If it’s too hot to wear a sweater, you can always go for a striped tank top or t-shirt to achieve the same look when the weather is particularly hot.

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Black and white Celine Marinière Boat Neck Sweater In Cashmere

Marinière Boat Neck Sweater

At Celine

Tan Celine Large Romy In Supple Calfskin

Large Romy Bag

At Celine

Black Saint Laurent Woven Leather Sandal Slide
Saint Laurent

Woven Leather Sandal Slides

At Neiman Marcus

And there you have it! Our 8 favorite looks to wear with striped shorts. We hope you found this style guide helpful! If you’re still looking for more fashion inspiration, check the posts down below.

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