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How to Style Patterned Shorts for Summer

shein black and white high waisted shorts How to Style Patterned Shorts for Summer

Styling patterned shorts can sound intimidating, but fortunately, the formula to wearing them fashionably isn’t too difficult. It’s always a safe bet to pair your patterned shorts with a solid colored top that matches one color on them. You can then have a little fun with your shoes and accessories! 

shein shorts How to Style Patterned Shorts for Summer

shein shorts How to Style Patterned Shorts for Summer


These patterned shorts are the most comfortable pair of shorts I now own – hands down. They are baggy in all the right places and breathe so well on a hot summer day. (The only other pair of shorts I’ll wear are my Judy Blue high waisted ones…but I accidentally sent them through the dryer a few times, and they’re not quite as comfy as they once were.)

shein shorts How to Style Patterned Shorts for Summer

shorts and heels How to Style Patterned Shorts for Summer

I hate wearing shorts usually because I don’t like having to constantly readjust my shorts as they start hiking up…or feeling like I’m losing circulation to my thighs, but the waist is falling off me. Obviously, my dislike of shorts is because I have a hard time finding comfortable ones that also look cute. But thanks to these guys – I now have more than one pair of shorts that I’ll wear in my wardrobe! Wahoo!

stormtrooper purse

Because I stuck to a solid color for my top that matched the shorts… I went all out with my accessories! A pop of red from my pumps and my quirky bag doesn’t look too crazy! Haha. It’s been a while since I used my Stormtrooper purse. Maybe being without my trusty Kate Spade for a little while wasn’t such a bad thing!

Are you a fan of wearing shorts? Or do you gravitate more toward dresses and skirts (like me) when the temps are soaring? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it: 

Shorts: c/o* Shein (Similar here)
Purse: Old from ModCloth (Identical here)
Top: ModCloth(Similar here & here)
Heels: Old (Similar here) 
Sunglasses: Quay (Old. Similar here.)

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  1. Laurie Duncan says:

    You definitely look great in those cute shorts! I really only wear shorts if I’m doing something where I can’t wear a skirts 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Laurie! Haha, that’s usually the only time I used to wear shorts too. 🙂

  2. Oooh girl.. legs legs legs! And they look great in those shorts and heels! 🙂

    9 out of 10 times, I’ll go for the skirts or short dresses. But I do have a couple of denim shorts.. for when it’s really hot! 🙂

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    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Haha! Thank you so much, Tassia! Yeah, that’s usually what I do too. Although, it might be more like 8 out of 10 times now that I have these shorts. Haha. 🙂

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much!

  3. Jacquard Flower says:

    This is a great outfit and I love the shoes.

    Gemma x

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Gemma! 🙂

  4. *sigh* I admire shorts on attractive women soooo much that I bought several pairs and… disappointment. I can’t come close to achieving the level of cuteness you display here. The heels heighten the effect. Oh, what I’d trade to be able to look like you!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      You are far too kind! But I am sure you look darling in shorts! However, they are tricky to shop for…I am currently sitting at only 2 pairs of shorts I feel good about wearing (and comfortable in).

  5. Vettae-Fee Kling says:

    Waow, nice style; love your pumps. Sounds also like you guys have a better weather outthere.

    Nice Weekend 🙂


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you! And oh yes, it’s been quite nice here. Although, last weekend was the last weekend of summer. Shucks! 😉

  6. andathousandwords says:

    Your heels are amazing!!

    X Merel

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. robjodiefilogomo says:

    I still wear shorts occasionally, but I’m definitely more conscious of their length now that I’m an old lady!!
    These look fabulous on you Lindsey!

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Jodie! 🙂 And you are NOT an old lady! Lol 😉

  8. WOW! You have beautiful legs, Lindsey. You should wear shorts and mini skirts more often because you can really pull it off! I don’t wear shorts in summer. I prefer longer pants. I don’t know why but I am self-conscious in shorts.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Lindsey. I look forward to reading your next post!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you, Miri! You’re making me blush, haha. I’m sorry to hear you’re self-conscious in shorts…your legs look lovely lady! You always rock the dresses you feature! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

  9. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    These shorts definitely look comfy and are very stylish to boot! I’m more of a dress girl haha, but I do like to wear shorts in the summer. Typically jean ones or dressy ones like you have on. I’m they’re comfy then I’m good lol. I hope you have a great weekend and yay for getting your Kate Soade bag back soon!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Amanda! I tend to like dresses better too, as they just always seem more comfy. And I’m so excited to finally get that bag back. I’m leaving in a couple minutes to go get it. Wahoo! 🙂

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