Summer is officially here and with it, the short-shorts season has arrived. Comfortable yet breezy, shorts with a 5 inch inseam are our favourite length to wear during the hottest days because they hit right in the middle of the thigh. Here are 10 ways to style your 5 inch shorts this summer.
1. Go Bananas
This fashionable look pairs 5 inch inseam shorts with a graphic banana T-shirt to create a summery look. The boxy shape goes well with the fitted, short length of the shorts to create a balanced silhouette. To recreate this outfit, pair your 5 inch biker shorts with a printed tee, ideally with a fruit motif like bananas, watermelon, lemons or cherries to lean into summer’s most delicious offerings.
2. Sheer Dressed Up
A sheer dress requires an undergarment and biker shorts 5 inches in length are the perfect thing to wear as they provide coverage while letting the floaty material have its moment. Vanessa Hudgens shows us how it’s done with this ankle-length printed sheer dress, short shorts and bralette.
3. Gray on Gray
Gray sweatpants have a somewhat legendary status when it comes to traditional menswear, so we’re presenting you with a femme option that’s just as good. These women’s shorts with a 5 inch inseam look perfectly comfy and stylish in gray especially when paired with a gray T-shirt for a casual yet cool look.
4. Casual Sheer
This outfit also merges a sheer dress and shorts, but this iteration is a little more casual than the Vanessa Hudgens look. Wear this with boots or sneakers to run errands or meet your friends for a weekday lunch.
5. Denim and Shorts
A denim shirt and 5 inch shorts are a match made in casual-chic heaven. Pair your short biker shorts with a bodysuit or fitted shirt, then add a loose-fitting chambray top to make your outfit. The loose silhouette of the shirt combined with a more fitted look is perfect for a day on the go when it’s not sweltering.
6. Blazer + 5 Inch Shorts
We’ve seen a very happy union between blazers and biker shorts the last few years with no signs of this look slowing down. This pastel blazer looks perfect with black shorts, especially with the candy-coloured sneakers to match. The black crossbody bag ties the whole look together.
7. Sporty Pastel
Another pretty pastel look, this one has a sporty edge making it ideal to wear for your hot girl walk on a sunny day or to hit the pilates studio. The lilac looks great on bronzed skin, making it the perfect go-to summer look that’ll have you out the door, while looking put together, in no time.
8. Hoodie and 5 Inch Biker Shorts with Pockets
What’s comfier than short shorts and a hoodie? Pair your favourite hoodie with our new pocket Cargo shorts, which come in a variety of colours. They hold anything from keys to candy to your phone (even a large one), making them ideal for running errands or casual walks while on vacation.
9. Bike Shorts and Crop Top
Crop tops and bike shorts are a classic pairing, especially with 5 inch inseam shorts that show off your legs. The cardigan will warm you up on chillier days, but once the sun comes out it’s time to show off that perfect warm-weather set.
10. Royal Blue Babe
5 inch inseam shorts do not need to be black. In fact, they look amazing in other colours like this royal blue pair. Worn with a white button down and matching pool slides, this outfit is super cute for a beach day, with your bathing suit bottoms under your shorts and a big hat to protect you from the sun. Royal blue is a colour that suits everyone, especially when your skin is a little sunkissed.