There was a time, at one point, where it might have seemed unconventional to wear high heels with shorts, which is when we asked celebrity stylists for their expert opinions on how to style the look and remain polished. The main takeaway? When creating a put together outfit featuring heels and shorts, it’s all about balance.
Whether you want to bring an elevated element to your summer ensembles or have a slightly more formal event to attend and want to swap your standard dress or skirt for something a little more playful, wearing shorts with a pair of heels can be done.
If you need a little more convincing, we rounded up our favorite looks from fashion girls who have nailed the outfit combination. From chic mules and sandals to ankle boots you can wear all summer, these ladies show you just how the shorts-and-heels combo can be worn.
If you want to wear a pair of denim cutoffs, opt for a pair of shoes with a low heel—like simple mules—that’ll go with anything you wear.
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A pair of kitten heels will bring polish to any shorts outfit you wear, especially when it’s on the semi-casual side.
We certainly can’t say no to good white ankle boots this summer. Wear yours with a neutral outfit that has a vibrant accent color.
Classic pumps will go well with anything—even a pair of shorts. Keep the look on the dressier side and go for black shorts with a dark top.
Try a unique take on summer sandals and go for a gladiator-inspired heel. Wear it with a black outfit to give yourself an edge of cool.
Windbreakers are the jackets we never knew we needed, and when you’re wearing them with a pair of shorts, they can be dressed up with a pair of heeled ankle boots.
Prefer a loungewear look? Play with the idea of contrast and wear a set of strappy sandals with the look.
For a polished look, wear your shorts with a fitted blazer that’ll give the right amount of balance you’re looking for with your heels.
Keep your look modest on the top since you’re showing a lot of leg with the heels and shorts. Take it up a notch and mix and match your favorite animal prints.