It’s summertime again! That time of the year when we dress pretty and show off our beautiful bodies when possible. One of the everyday outfits to wear in summer is shorts. Wearing shorts is easy, fun, relaxed, and appropriate for the weather, but it can also be challenging to find the right shoes to go with them. Your shoes can significantly determine whether your outfit will be a hit or a miss.
Don’t worry; this article highlights 20 different shoes you can wear with shorts and still look your best for any outing this summer. Let’s go!
1. Leather sandals
Let’s start with an option for the alpha males. Wearing shorts has become a norm for men, in all seasons and mainly in the summer. If wearing shorts is that important, leather sandals should be even more critical. Leather sandals are those pairs of shoes that are so easy, simple, and light on your feet. Sandals with shorts aren’t just a fantastic outfit combination; they’re versatile and allow you to play with your outfit. For example, you can wear a simple polo shirt with shorts, then your sandals or a tee-shirt, shorts, a jacket, then sandals, and still get heads turning.
2. Sports sneakers
Sports sneakers are a little different from the everyday sneakers we know. They are specifically made for sporting purposes, hence, their lightness and ease of usage. But don’t be deceived because they are also exciting fashion pieces that can go well with your summer shorts. Wearing shorts with sports sneakers would be more appropriate if you are going to the gym or a picnic where you’re sure to enjoy some sporting activities. Just because it’s working out or a casual training event doesn’t mean you shouldn’t look your absolute best.
3. Dress sneakers
Now, these are more appropriate for a typical day look. Say you are going to Starbucks to go chill with friends and family, or to the movies, or perhaps going on a short road trip. Shorts and dress sneakers are the go-to outfits. Aside from being easy to pull off, it also gives people a first-hand feel of your fabulous personality. The outfit says you are pleasant, easy-going, approachable, and fun. It also allows you to be comfortable with yourself as it doesn’t need an expert’s advice to pull it off.
4. Plain loafers
Just like sneakers, plain loafers are easy-going, fun, and simple but with a touch of seriousness. You can wear them to Starbucks or the cinema, but you can also wear them to a business meeting or work, which would still fit in. Loafers are perfect for shorts, especially when attending an informal event. It doesn’t say you are too severe, and it doesn’t say you are too playful. It’s just the perfect balance that allows you to be yourself at any given time. To give off an a-not-so playful vibe, we suggest a collared shirt tucked in your shorts, a nice belt, your loafers, and a blazer to make the overall look classic.
5. Ankle sneakers
When ankle sneakers came to the limelight, we were blown away by how spectacular they looked. It was like wearing cowboy boots without the bells and metals around them. We didn’t have to be on a farm or milk a cow before we could wear ankle shoes; it was a breath of fresh air. Ankle sneakers are so cool, we want everyone to see that we own a pair, and that’s why we are pairing them with shorts so we can show them off.
6. Slide sandals
Slide sandals don’t have buckles, so you can slide them on your feet and off at any time. Slide sandals are the ultimate finisher for a super simple look. Perhaps you are going to pick up some groceries or pick up kids from school; it is what you can wear without stressing to look for something appropriate. This option is also open to both ladies and gentlemen because, with slide sandals, there are no discriminations or gender bias.
7. Sandals with heels
For the ladies reading this article, this is specially dedicated to you. This outfit is the ultimate club outfit. A black camisole, with baby pink shorts and jacket, then finished with black sandals with heels. This look is chic and classy yet super simple and easy to pull off. And if you are not going to the club, you can rock these for a girl’s night out, casual date with bae, or an evening at the movies. Did we forget that you can even wear this for your birthday photo shoot?
8. Gladiator sandals
Gladiator sandals are not made for gladiator warriors only; we are so grateful that someone thought it wise to make them, so we can wear them whenever we want. Gladiator sandals are those with straps joined together at the back, held with a zipper or buckles, that go up to the knees or almost at the knees. A style suggestion will be; a spaghetti strap top, denim ripped shorts, gladiator sandals, and a cross back. A perfect outfit for a visit to the beach or summer pool party.
Since its introduction in 2001, Crocs have become a household item. Initially made for boating purposes, Crocs have been our comfort shoes for the longest, and we feel like we will be missing out on a whole lot if we don’t include it in shoes to wear with shorts because what else would give us that comfort we want for casual events this summer? Crocs are designed to give your feet comfort and allow air to flow freely in them. They can retain water if you wear them on a boat trip. They have holes for the free movement of insects that might get into your shoes while protecting your toes. If these aren’t the ultimate go-to shoes, we don’t know what else is.
10. Sandals with straps
Just like the slide sandals, these are not gender-biased. Ladies and gentlemen can wear it, but of course, with a change in design here and there to suit the uniqueness of your feet. Sandals are already easy to wear, so when paired with shorts, it gives that easy-going vibes and carefree look, which is best for lunch dates, the movies, Hangouts with friends, or a road trip. While looking very simple, this should be your go-to outfit wherever you choose to go.
For more ideas on what type of shoes to wear on shorts, here are ten others you should absolutely try. Don’t hesitate to try out these suggestions, and be kind enough to send us feedback on all the compliments you got while rocking our shoe ideas.
- Ankle boots
- Kitten heel shoes
- Ballet flats
- Mule shoes
- Leather boots
- Derby shoes
- Pastel suede loafers
- Leather boat shoes