04.11.2024 • Fashion

8 Ways to Wear Mesh Shorts

Mesh shorts styled 8 different ways.

8 Ways to Wear Mesh Shorts
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With their breezy and lightweight feel, mesh shorts are the perfect wardrobe staple for hot days and sweat-inducing activities. Originally designed for sports, they’ve found their way into our athleisure-loving, everyday wardrobe, while we wear them to hang out with friends or for casual events. Mesh shorts can be worn in so many ways and are sure to become one of your favourite things to rock this summer. Here, 8 different outfit ideas with mesh shorts.

Mesh Shorts: 8 Outfit Ideas 

1. Short and Shorter Shorts

Sheer materials are everywhere this year and we love to wear micro shorts with a lightweight layer underneath. Our Cooling shorts are sheer and, you guessed it, cooling, made with thermoregulating material that can lower your body temperature by up to 1 degree. Pair them with looser, more opaque shorts or booty shorts to stay cool while looking fashionable. Our 5-inch shorts lend themselves perfectly to a sheer underlayer to nail this look. 

2. Sporty Swimsuit Look

Mesh shorts look great when paired with a swimsuit, merging a more fitted top with a looser bottom for the comfiest beach outfit. Wear a black backless swimsuit with black mesh shorts for a sleek and sporty aesthetic. If you want something more colourful, red is still red-hot this season and is eye-catching with fiery hued shorts. You’ll love slipping into some airy bottoms after a day in the water and sun.

3. Festival Ready

Heading to a music festival and looking for festival fashion inspiration? Grab your favourite band or graphic tee and pair them with mesh shorts as your bottom. You’ll be on your feet all day and will appreciate being able to sit down comfortably and feel the breeze during sweaty dance sessions in your mesh shorts. Wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes or boots to spend the day walking around with ease.

4. Tunic Time

Tunic-style tops, especially ones with slits up the sides, are trending and are best paired with shorts for a little extra coverage and comfort. We all know how sticky clothing can get on a hot day, but the combination of a looser tunic with some wider mesh shorts guarantees your clothes will move with you, making this look a hot-weather go-to.

5. Weekend Wanderlust

Heading out of town for a nature-filled weekend? Grab your favourite pair of women's mesh shorts to embark on any and all activities from biking to hiking. Wear them with a comfy sweater to stay warm in the car or train in the brisk early mornings, then remove your outer layer to reveal a comfy tee and feel ready for action. That’s the beauty of the shorts — you can sit in them or walk miles in them. Wear a crossbody bag to keep your essentials close and a pair of statement sunglasses for a beautiful day outdoors.

6. Elevated Athleisure

Mesh shorts don’t always need to be casual. In fact, they can look quite dressy if styled properly! Merge comfort and cool when you wear a linen blazer with your shorts, anchored with a pair of platform loafers or strappy heels. A bold necklace or some statement earrings will elevate your look even further.

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7. Asymmetrical Dress and Sheer Bottom

This summer is full of interesting tops that command attention and should be the focal point of your outfit. Take a flowy one-shoulder, high-slit dress to the next level by matching it with some sheer mesh shorts underneath. You’ll enjoy the extra coverage while creating a beautiful and unique silhouette.

8. Summer Lounging

The list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning how good these shorts are for lounging too. Having a chill day at home? Wear a pair of soft mesh shorts with an oversized T-shirt while reclining or cooking it up in the kitchen. Get extra cozy and pop on some fuzzy socks before snuggling under a blanket and tuning on your favourite show. Mesh shorts are ideal for laid-back days.

Mesh shorts give you endless styling possibilities for every occasion, whether you're hitting the gym, lounging at home or exploring the city streets. Get creative with your outfits by mixing and matching different pieces to show off your personal style and make a fashion statement wherever you go. With these 8 styling ideas, these bottoms will be in heavy rotation in your wardrobe.

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