There is no questions that denim shorts, linen shorts and even leather shorts look great and they are versatile. But if you are a little bored with them already and you are looking to expand your shorts outfit game a little bit, you are in the right place. Today, what I am going to talk about is the plaid shorts, something that makes you look stylish and unique. The most popular ones are probably the black and white ones and the red and black ones. It is almost like borrowing a page from the super popular boyfriend shirts. Anyway, to better show you how to style them, I have put together a list of some of the best plaid shorts outfit ideas. Let’s jump right in now.
Black and White Plaid Shorts with Long Cardigan
Although this blog post’s topic of the plaid shorts may sound very specific, or too specific, at first glance, it is actually not and here is why. The black and white plaid shorts and the red and black ones can give you two totally different feel. For example, to build a chic business casual outfit, you can wear the black and white plaid shorts with a black sweater and a black cardigan. Wear black thigh high boots to complete the outfit in a ladylike way.
Red and Black Plaid Shorts with Blazer & White Print Tee
Now, with a pair of red and black plaid shorts, the outfit looks so much more casual and street-outfit-like. You can still build a business casual outfit around it though. Simply wear the shorts with a white print tee and a black blazer. Wear black heels to complete the outfit with elegance.
Black T Shirt with Multi-Colored Plaid Shorts
Sometimes, you can use beautiful accessories to turn your casual outfit into a smart casual one. For example, just wearing the black t shirt with the black, blue and white plaid shorts would look stylish and casual. If you pair them with a yellow leather purse and a pair of black ballet heels, the outfit certainly look elegant enough as a business casual outfit.
Sky Blue Sleeveless Button Up Shirt with Navy and Green Plaid Shorts
One simple way to look more feminine to to wear feminine colors like sky blue and pink. For example, you wear a sky blue sleeveless button up shirt with a navy and green plaid high rise belted shorts. Pair them with black stockings and a pair of pink ankle boots to look both ladylike and stylish.
White Blazer with Black Blouse & Checkered Shorts
To look stylish and slightly artistic, a black and white outfit is usually a very good option. For example, you can wear a black blouse with a white blazer for the top. Pair them with a pair of black and white plaid mini shorts and a pair of black gladiator open toe heels to look super chic.
Neon Pink Fitted Knit Sweater with Black and White Plaid Shorts
Now, let’s take a 180-degree turn and look at a super casual outfit that you may want to wear when you go grocery shopping or drop by a friend’s home. To form this look, you can wear a neon pink knit sweater and pair it with black and white plaid shorts. Wear black slide sandals to look extra refreshing and casual.
Fitted Knit Sweater with Black and Grey Plaid Shorts
If you have put a lot of effort into getting a slim waistline, you can show off your waist a little with this outfit that doesn’t require you to show any skin. To form this look, wear a light grey form fitting knit sweater with a pair of black and grey plaid shorts. Wear black stockings and black ballet heels to complete this minimal and elegant look.
Red Plaid Shorts with Black Bomber Jacket & Cropped Tee
Now, let’s take a look at a stylish and youthful street look. Start it off with a black cropped t shirt and a black bomber jacket. Wear red and black plaid mini shorts to look look lean and tall. To make this outfit both stylish and ladylike, wear a pair of black thigh high socks and oxford shoes to complete the look.
Blue Sequin Sweater with Grey Mini Shorts & Stockings
To achieve this shiny business casual look, you can wear a white button up shirt and layer a blue sequin sweater over it. Add yet another layer by wearing a black coat. For the rest of the outfit, wear grey plaid mini shorts, black stockings and black leather pointed toe heels to complete the outfit.
Wear with White Blouse & Black Blazer
Here is another black and white business casual outfit that is pretty easy to pull off. To achieve this look, wear a black blazer over a white blouse. Pair them with a pair of black and white checkered shorts and a pair of black ballet heels to look stylish and elegant at the same time.
White Lace Cropped Camisole with Navy and White Plaid Mini Shorts
This is the type of outfit that you may want to wear for a beach hangout if you are not planning to swim and wear bikini. To achieve this look, you can wear a low-key sexy white lace cropped camisole for the top. Pair it with navy and white min plaid shorts and a pair of nude heels to look refreshing.
White V Neck T Shirt with Pale Blue Plaid Mini Shorts
If you want to tone down the level of sexiness for the previous outfit, you may simply want to wear a white v neck t shirt to replace the camisole. Pair the white tee with a pair of pale blue and pale yellow plaid shorts. Wear white sandals to look extra refreshing and casual.
White Blazer with Red Plaid Shorts
Here is a very unique, or even playful, outfit idea. To achieve this look, you can wear a white blouse with a white blazer for the top. Pair them with a pair of red and white plaid shorts that actually look similar to a piece of table cloth. Wear pink open toe platform heels to add a feminine touch to the look.
Black and Black Plaid High Rise Shorts with White Sleeveless Top
To look simple and lovely, you can simply wear a white sleeveless t shirt with a pair of red and plaid shorts. Complete the outfit with a black leather should bag and a pair of black ballet flats to look casual and beautiful.
Black Sleeveless Crew Neck Top with Plaid Mini Shorts
For a lean and simple look, you can simply wear a black crew neck sleeveless form fitting top with a pair of black and white plaid shorts. For the shoes, wear pink pointed toe leather heels to look ladylike.
Here are the plaid shorts outfit ideas that look stylish and unique. While wearing denim shorts are great, no doubt, it is just fun to add some varieties to your outfits. Give these outfit ideas a try.