Long summer days often mean short summer shorts, but not everyone wants to rock a pair of Daisy Dukes. Here are five alternatives to the hot weather staple that will keep you comfortable while still looking cool.
You don’t always have to show a lot of leg to keep cool in the summer. Grab a pair of linen pants for a breezy, laid-back look that will be comfortable and stylish. Linen paperbag trousers, $98, anthropologie.com.
This playful look is back in a big way. Paired with a white tank and your favorite tennis shoes, shortalls are perfect for an afternoon bike ride to an ice cream shop. Boyfriend shortall, $98, freepeople.com.
Wear a romper to run errands or as a cover-up at the beach. Either way, we’re guessing you’ll be wearing one all summer long. This print romper from H&M is a great option. $34.99, hm.com/us.
Swapping a bright skirt for a pair of shorts is a simple way to amp up your summer style. We love this pleated bright skirt for Sunday brunch outings. $49.99, hm.com/us.
Along the same lines as linen, joggers are a great alternative to shorts or traditional jeans during the summer. a.n.a. Woven Soft Pant, $44, J.C. Penney or jcp.com.