What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

Black shorts can be styled in numerous ways and we’ve got you covered. The looks range from casual everyday outfits to meeting your friends for lunch day or even going on a mini vacation somewhere to de-stress from the extremities of life. Not only can black shorts be worn casually, but they can also be styled to look more formal-esque.

Styling Tips

  • Make Sure You Style Them Right. Shorts can be long, short, loose, or fitted so it is important to pair them correctly. If you’re wearing loose shorts, it’s important to pair them with something that’s more fitted and vice versa.
  • Check The Front AND The Back. With shorts, it’s extremely important to check the back as well when you’re wearing them. We often forget to check the back pockets and fitting which is equally important as the front.
  • Choose The Right Material And Size. To avoid chaffing, choosing the correct material and size is essential. Picking an uncomfortable material that irritates your skin or a size that’s too tight can cause some nasty rashes which none of us want.
  • Don’t Forget To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone. Shorts can be super comfortable but that shouldn’t mean that you just stick to one basic style. Wear different patterns and styles, step outside your comfort zone and you’ll be surprised at what you find.

Black Shorts Outfit Ideas

20 – Black Denim Shorts With Knee High Boots And A Cowboy Hat

Black shorts can be paired with anything but if you want something funky and a little out of your comfort zone, this cowboy look is the one for you!

This fit can be paired with a white cross spaghetti top with strings running down the bottom. On top of that, wear a cowboy hat with long knee-high black boots with white embroidery, and voila, you have a complete look!

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

19 – Knee-Length Leather Shorts With Cream Square-Fit Blazer

If you’re unsure of how to style leather shorts, then this look is the one you need. It not only features sexy leather shorts cuffed at the bottom, but it also features a cute off-shoulder black top to match it.

Secondly, to bring the look full circle, it also highlights a cream blazer, some black shades, and a shoulder bag to top it all off.


18 – Velvet Black Cheerleader Shorts With Printed Long Shrug

When you’re going out on a date with your friends or to a cute little lunch with your partner, this look can help make you feel good.

Velvet black cheerleader shorts with a knitted turtle neck topped with a long printed shrug. Additionally, throw on some knee-length black heeled boots, add in a cute hat and you’re ready.

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips


17 – Mini Shorts With Sleeveless Check Sweater And Long Boots

Shorts come in all shapes and sizes and these have the cutest mini size. This outfit featured a black mini short with a black and white check knitted pullover that has a square-cut neck.

To add some bling to the look, add some black long boots, take out your black chain bag and conquer the world with this look.

16 – Pleated Black Shorts With Black Mock Neck Sweater

Bermuda shorts might not be seen as a fashion statement but this entire look begs to differ. The look highlights black Bermuda shorts with a belt going across the waist. Paired with this are a tucked-in classic black long-sleeved turtle neck and a white and grey shrug with a pocket at the front. To accessorize the outfit, add in some gold chains and throw on a pair of heeled long white boots.

15 – Distressed Shorts With Floral Hald-Sleeves Blouse

If your closet is full of black denim shorts like mine then this is the look for you. This look features mini denim shorts that have rips across them. Paired with the shorts is a floral blouse that has baggy half sleeves.

To top it all off, throw on a black Fedora hat, and wear some beaded bracelets and your casual but gorgeous look is complete.

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

14 – Ripped Shorts With Grey Knit Cardigan

Distressed black mini denim shorts paired with a grey sleeveless crop top. On top of that, throw on a cream oversized buttoned cardigan, wear some shades and a gold pendant and your look is complete.

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

13 – Plaid Pleated Shorts With Black Off-Shoulder Blouse

These pleated and patterned shorts are the next fashion statement you should be making. Paired with these funky black shorts is a black off-shoulder blouse cuffed at the top and tucked into the shorts. To complement the outfit, take out your sexy black-heeled boots and some silver jewelry to go with them.

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

12 – Mini Shorts With Sleeveless White Sweater And White Button Down

Mini ruffled silk black shorts with a tucked-in white collared and full-sleeved button-down. On top of that, add a cream pullover sleeveless sweater, some long white pencil-heeled boots, and a white padded chain bag.

11 – Ruffled Black Shorts With Cream Mock Neck And Long Knee-High Boots

Pair your silk-ruffled shorts with seamless stockings and big chunky white boots. Put on a cream knit sweater with an exaggerated neck, throw on a patterned coat, wear a black fedora and take out that cream handbag.

10 – Fany Pack With Mid-Length Shorts And Zipped Top

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

9 – Leather Shorts With Long Cream Boots

Pair it with a leather cropped tank top with a square-cut neck, and add in some classic cut beige knee-high boots and a white watch.

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

8 – Velvet Co-ord Set With White Pull-Over Sweater

They can be combined with a belt across it, paired with a matching black velvet blazer with a white knit pullover sweater tucked in the skort. We don’t want you to catch a cold so add in some seamless leggings and your favorite black combat boots!

7 – Black Mid-Length Shorts With Cream Shrug And U-Neck Top

Going out for lunch with your friends or family? This look is the one for you. Mid-length black shorts paired with a matching black top tucked in the shorts with a u-neck.

On top of that, there is a long oversized cream shrug with cuffed sleeves. Match this with white sneakers, a cute black handbag, and some brown shades.

6 – Black Buttoned Cardigan With Thigh-Length Shorts

This cozy outfit is not only comfortable but fashion-forward. This co-ord set features a cozy fleece thigh-length short paired with a black buttoned cardigan with a v-neck and cuffed sleeves, tucked in the shorts.

5 – Black Denim Shorts With Cream Square-Toed Heels And White Blouse

More denim shorts!! This look features high-waisted black denim shorts with a white blouse tucked inside. The white blouse has a strap going down the side while the other side is strapless.

Pair this look with some square-toed cream-heeled sandals and classic black sunglasses and a long strapped black bag to take some Instagram-worthy pictures.

4 – Black Denim Shorts With White Crew Neck And Grey Blazer

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

3 – Seamless Black Blouse With Comfy Shorts

Looking for something a bit riskier and out there? Then this is how you should style your black shorts. Take out your mini loose and flowy black shorts with a stretchable waistband.

Wear a funky-colored sports bra on top like the look below showing an orange padded one. Put on a seamless mesh black crop top that covers your hand, add in some sneakers and the look is complete.

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

2 – Distressed Black Denim Shorts With Square-Cut Baby Pink Blouse

While these may be denim shorts, they are a little unique. These distressed and ripped black high-waisted denim shorts are presented as a skirt so essentially a skort.

1 – Black Puffer Jacket With Biker Shorts And Black Blouse

Pair it with white joggers and matching white socks to complete the look. Don’t forget to add a cute little muffler for that pop of color (and to stay warm of course pfft).

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

What To Wear With Black Shorts? 20 Styling Tips

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