Let’s face it; summer is the undeclared official season of shorts, and most women stow their favorite pairs in the back of the closets when the temperatures start dipping. But wouldn’t it be nice if you were to wear your fabulous pair of biker shorts or squad shorts in winter?

It turns out there are astonishingly creative and stylish ways you can style your shorts and pull off warm and cozy outfits for the cold season. It is a fabulous trend that mega models, fashionistas, and celebrities have embraced in a big way. 

Rihanna, the self-made queen of shorts herself, Meagan Good, Amanda Seyfried, Willow Smith, and cosmetic mogul Kim Kardashian West have all been spotted rocking shorts like no one’s business. Wearing winter shorts is for sure a trendy look that’ll help you show off your gorgeous legs without going overboard. 

As noted by the lifestyle brand Sanctuary Clothing, the right pair of shorts can deliver a good dose of summery vibe that will lighten up your winter routine. However, the biggest issue you will run into is how to cover your legs without ruining your get-up — after all, it is crucial to keep your legs warm and toasty when it is chilly outside.

Don’t think shorts belong to the winter season? Think again! And to help you take winter women’s shorts to the next level, we have put together handy tips for how still to wear your favorite shorts during the colder season. Warning: you will never see womens shorts the same way again!

Wearing Tights under Shorts is a Warm, Fail-Safe Option

If you are a lady who is seriously into grunge style, you will most certainly flip over pairing your favorite pair of womens shorts with tights. These two pieces were created for each other, and they will look fab on you while keeping you warm during the cold weather.

For added sizzle, make sure to wear patterned tights that hug your beautiful curves without stealing the show from your legs. Unlike donning shorts during the warmer months of summer, winter styling is all about layering. So, make sure to layer your shorts and tights with a long-sleeve t-shirt, chunky sweater, and an oversized jacket. 

To finish off your look, you will want to add other winter essentials like a beanie, scarf, and knee-high socks. Talking of footwear, you can opt for high heels, biker boots, ballet flats, or even a good pair of warm sneakers. However, it is an entirely different game when it comes to turning up your winter style with shorts.

For instance, wearing a pair of beige shorts and an olive military jacket is a stylish combination that every fashion-forward girl should possess in her sartorial collection. For an on-point addition to the get-up, wear black suede ballerina flats; these types of shoes will help tie your winter outfit together.

For a winter-appropriate outfit that is modern yet awesomely casual, you can team a pair of gray or navy women’s shorts with wool tights and a fur collar coat—wondering what to wear to finish off your ensemble? A gray fur vest, a crew neck sweater, and a pair of leather knee-high boots are a fail-proof combo to add to your outfit.

Wear Thick, Long Socks

A pair of thick, soft, and cozy socks are a natural option when you want to add an extra layer of warmth to your winter shorts outfits. The trick is to go for chunky or over-the-knee socks and pair them with your favorite ugg boots, booties, or knee-high boots. The most important thing is to ensure that the socks and boots work in tandem to protect your legs from the winter cold.

You can go bold with brightly-colored socks or stick to neutrals and classic colors like black, navy, gray, beige, or brown socks for a laid-back outfit. However, if you want to not only keep yourself warm and comfortable but also make a statement, then you want to choose socks with fantastic patterns and prints, such as polka dots, stripes, argyle, and even plaids, to keep you looking stylish and chic all winter long.

For instance, you can wear black shorts with black knee-high socks and a tan leopard print fur coat to show off your sartorial repertoire during the winter. Round off this look with a black crew-neck t-shirt, tights, and a pair of low-top sneakers to ensure you look fresh.

Better yet, you can prove your sartorial chops by wearing black shorts with pink polka dot socks and a long sleeve top. Add a pair of brown leather knee-high boots and a purple knit cardigan for something warm and modern-looking to complete this outfit. 

Create a 90s-Inspired Look with a Fur Coat

Want to bring back a blast from the past? We all love to don faux-fur jackets in the winter, so why not pair them with your favorite shorts? This 90s-inspired look is easy to style and wear during the cold weather because it is well-layered and effortlessly chic.

For example, you can team your high-waisted jeans shorts with a leopard print fur coat on top of knee-high socks—these two items work well with most outfits. Let your styling prowess show by rounding off the outfit with knee-high lace-up boots and a casual printed t-shirt. An accessory like a charcoal beanie and a pink beaded necklace will add a touch of pizzazz to your ensemble.

Pulling off shorts with a fur jacket is a savvy option for an edgy and casual look that is so easy to put together at the last minute. A black printed crew-neck tee and a pair of pink suede ankle boots with long patterned socks are what the fashion doctor prescribed for such an outfit. Alternatively, you can dress down your dressy look with a pair of low-top sneakers.

Pairing shorts and a faux-fur jacket can also be a guaranteed way to incorporate class and refinement into your everyday collection. Just make sure to finish off your outfits with a pair of neutral-colored heeled boots or leather lace-up flat boots.

Wrapping up…

One thing to note is that wearing shorts during winter isn’t appropriate for workwear. Perhaps knee-length and high-waisted shorts paired with pumps, blouse, and blaze may look professional enough to be worn on casual Fridays. Still, rocking your favorite pair of socks can fit into your routine on most other occasions, especially where casual, smart casual, and relaxed outfits are deemed appropriate.