8 Cute Ways to Wear Yoga Shorts This Summer
Cute yoga shorts are an essential part of most women's wardrobes. Whether you’re heading to the gym or just heading out for a casual lunch, these ultra-comfy bottoms will make your day much more enjoyable. If you wear yoga shorts often, it’s important to know how to accessorize them in a stylish way that complements the rest of your outfit and makes you feel great when you wear them. Check out the tips below and get ready to step out in cute yoga shorts this summer!
While yoga shorts are often relegated as workout wear, you can wear them for play too. For a casual summer outfit, pair your shorts with a light tee and sandals. Or, dress it up by adding a tank top and statement jewelry. Feeling fancy? Put on a ruffled crop top and wedges!
While yoga shorts tend to be more popular for casual wear, don’t let that fool you into thinking they can’t be worn elsewhere. They can even be stylish for work! Of course, that entirely depends where you work and the dress code! Find a bold print or vibrant color in a lightweight fabric—and pair with a long-sleeved, collared top. Finish with some edgy accessories, like chunky jewelry and high-top sneakers, and you have yourself an outfit that’s perfect for a relaxed casual work look in the warm weather. Sure it's not formal business attire, but it can still be professional enough to take you from nine-to-five without any issues, assuming the dress code is casual and suited to shorts.
If you’re heading out for a workout or hitting up an outdoor concert, it’s not a bad idea to throw on something that will keep you cool in warmer weather. But as much as we love sports bras and yoga shorts, sometimes they just don’t cut it when it comes to being discreet. Try them under a loose outfit if you plan on being active but dressed for leisure. Or layer up your outfits. When things get hot, you're covered. You can take off a layer and you're done.
To Sleep In
There’s nothing like a good night’s sleep. Yoga shorts and high-quality sheets go together like peanut butter and jelly. What could be better than kicking back at night in yoga shorts that feel like you’re lounging on your favorite blanket? Be sure to choose a pair of shorts with a super soft fabric. Pair them with your best set of sheets for ultimate comfort as you drift off into dreamland.
With A Skirt
Try your yoga shorts with a full skirt or lightweight short skirt. This works well when you may be out and about and are looking for a certain look but with some added cover. Maybe you will be active and would like the coverage of a pair of shorts but the style of a skirt.
As an Outfit Addition
It’s definitely summer, but depending on where you live and what time of year it is, it might not be quite warm enough for shorts. But that doesn’t mean you can’t pull off a cute look with your yoga shorts. After all, almost every woman has at least one pair laying around—whether she got them as a gift or bought them herself—and they make comfy, affordable replacements for jeans in warm weather. If you’re ready to take advantage of your closet staples and move into cooler weather, here are some great outfits inspired by wearing yoga shorts with jeans and sandals.
With Jeans and Sandals
Try pairing your yoga shorts with running pants or leggings. This way, you’ll be able to rock a more athleisure look—and show off your killer new shorts! Paired with a dress: A lot of people think of yoga shorts as being an athletic attire item, but they can easily be paired with a cute summer dress. Throw on some sneakers and a tank top underneath and you’re good to go! With jeans: Pairing your yoga shorts with jeans will give you that classic cool girl vibe that every girl loves. Roll up your shorts and wear them while getting ready for brunch or while working out at home—you can pretty much do anything in them.
With Running Pants or Leggings
If you’re going for a running or gym class and want to wear shorts, wearing them with a pair of full-length pants provides both coverage and extra warmth on chilly days. Plus, if your short-short is patterned with an all-over print, it can take away from potentially unflattering sweat marks that might show up through your pants (think: pink yoga shorts on white leggings). And if you don’t wear full length pants while working out, opt for a full coverage bra or sports bra. Keep in mind that many sports bras have compression panels at their sides and may not work well under cropped tops.
There are a lot of ways you can make yoga shorts cute, from styling them with skirts and dresses to pairing them with sneakers and t-shirts. It’s also worth noting that these bottoms look great when they’re paired with sports bras, so keep that in mind if you don’t have time for proper lingerie. There are tons of outfit ideas out there, but here are some of our favorites