5 Mom-Approved Ways to Style Shorts for Spring and Summer

The weather is finally (finally!) warming up here in Chicago, and what better way to celebrate the sunshine and rising temps than by unearthing your favorite pair of shorts from the back of your closet? You know you want to!

I don’t know about you, but as we move into summer, distressed denim shorts are my absolute go-to when it comes to dressing comfortably and casually. Plus, if you add a few cute accessories, a pair of shorts can effortlessly take you from hanging in the backyard chasing after your kids to happy hour cocktails at a fun local bar with some of your mom friends (fingers crossed we get to do that again sooner than soon!).

If you’re looking to put together a few easy-yet-super-chic mom uniform outfits that’ll last you through spring and into summer, look no further than the five mom-approved shorts looks we’ve created below. From classic denim to pull-on chinos, there’s sure to be an outfit you’ll love—happy shopping, mamas!


1. Classic Denim Shorts

shorts (40% off!) / puff-sleeve blouse / slide sandals / sunglasses / straw tote (under $20!)


2. Linen Shorts

shorts / white t-shirt / espadrilles (40% off!) / sunglasses / backpack (under $100)


3. Pull-On Chino Shorts

shorts / popover shirt / slide sandals (on sale!) / sunglasses / layered gold necklace


4. Distressed Denim Shorts

shorts / puff-sleeve top (under $20!) / leopard sandals / earrings / tote (40% off!)


5. White Denim Shorts

shorts / striped top (under $25!) / slide sandals / headband / crossbody bag (under $20!)