How to wear black shorts

What items work well with black shorts? Find outfit ideas with black shorts from our expert stylists below.

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Stylish yet practical

A light utility jacket is a great way to add colour and visual interest to a basic tee and shorts combination. It’s also ideal for days with in-between weather.

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Monochromatic summer dressing

If you’re wary of colour but would still like to nod towards summer style, then a pair of shorts with a logo sweatshirt is the stripped-back way to sunshine-ify your wardrobe.

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Upgrade your off-duty clothes

A hoodie and shorts can start to look like you couldn't be bothered. But not if you keep the fits slim and add something fun, like a pop from bright trainers.

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A laid-back look

Add some interest to a neutral-toned athleisure look with contrasting coloured trainers. The minimal style looks considered but keeps the look feeling low-key.

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Grown-up skater style

The big shift in wearing skate style as an adult is fit. Swap baggy for trim and even the most comfortable clothes, like shorts and a jumper, feel grown-up.

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Elevate your casual wardrobe

A loose-fitting t-shirt and shorts are instantly more stylish in black. Bring the look together with some fresh white trainers.

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Balance your basics

A classic pair of navy shorts and canvas trainers are great foundational pieces that let statement pieces, like a logo jumper or colourful t-shirt, stand out.

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Say not to short-shorts

Notoriously tricky to pull off (metaphorically speaking), short-shorts should be evicted from your wardrobe. Instead, try chino not-too-shorts, which even work with a jacket.

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