10 Stunning Statement Shorts for Summer

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There’s something about life opening up again that calls for adding a touch of fun and whimsy back into your wardrobe. Enter the statement short! Sure, summer shorts are functional items designed to ward off heat. They help you move freely, whether cherry picking in the backyard or venturing out on vacation. But in 2021, they are doing so much more. Looking to reconnect with your feminine side? Want to add uniqueness? Here are 10 stunning statement shorts for summer. These need nothing extra to shine!

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10 stunning statement shorts for summerShorts (Chicwish) | Top (Express) | Headband (Anthropologie) | Beaded Hoop Earring (Banana Republic)

To begin, I know not everyone is in the shorts fan club. It’s not always easy to find a flattering (and comfortable) pair. For example, 9 times out of 10… I choose dresses over shorts. That said, 2021 is bringing us a plethora of statement shorts for summer to choose from! Long shorts (Bermuda styles are trending), short shorts (my personal preference at 4’11), and such a wide range of materials. There is something for every taste and preference. Best of all, each can look elevated with nothing more than a white t-shirt or tank.

The pair I added this summer… 

I’ll dive into my top 10 list next, but first I want to tell you about the summer statement shorts that made it into my closet. These scallop overlay crochet shorts are just exquisite! The fabrication is a real work of art… and they are surprisingly affordable given the level of detail ($39).

I found them at Chicwish, one of my favorite online brands for pieces with uniquely feminine flair. (I talk in further detail about shopping the brand in this blog post). These shorts are fully lined, have pockets, and offer an elasticized high waist. This elastic waist is key for my petite friends because it gives you the option to fold the waistband over for a shorter rise.

You can also snag these in white and black. They come in dual sizing, I’m wearing the S/M. Best of all, you can machine wash these on a cold/gentle cycle. Note: This differs from what the website lists (it says hand wash). Do not machine dry.

Now, let’s continue with our 10 stunning statement shorts for summer!

Above all, the summer of 2021 will be all about joy. We are restoring connections with friends and family. We are making up for parties and vacations missed. Consequently, the pieces on my top 10 list all have “happy” in mind!

  1. This high-waisted linen blend short from Express offers elevated elegance. For example, it’s super easy to dress up for more sophisticated affairs!

  2. Also from Express, this skort is as flirty-fun as it gets! An ideal piece for a night out or vacation.

  3. We’ve talked about these already, soooo fun for summer. The crochet detailing on this is swoon-worthy!

  4. Next on our list of statement shorts for summer? A very similar piece from Chicwish but in a sunflower pattern. Also in peach.

  5. Lulu’s comes in with number 5 on the list! These lightweight cotton-blend shorts are beyond flattering with the varied positioning of the stripes.

  6. Here’s one for a resort vacation! These shorts from Revolve are a splurge, but perfect for anyone seeking a touch of luxury. You can complete the look with the matching crop top.

  7. Feel like you’re not quite ready to ditch loungewear? These pull-on linen-blend shorts from Abercrombie feel like pajamas, but still look polished.

  8. Statement shorts for summer with a nautical vibe! Ann Taylor brings us a classic cut in the happiest green hue. Pair with a matching tank for an elongating monochromatic look.

  9. These might be my favorite of all… Beachy cool doesn’t get better than this affordable embroidered short from Lulu’s. How gorgeous is that frayed hem and backstitch detail?

  10. Finally, a perfect belted linen-blend in girly terracotta! Perfectly fitted at the waist area, photos don’t do these Abercrombie shorts justice. You need to put them on!

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Now, tell me what’s YOUR pick…

Where do you shop for statement shorts? Let me know in the comments below!


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