Fun fact: The first time we reported on long shorts was 12 months ago. We predicted their rise to the top in 2020 and clearly, we were right. Because of that, we’re kind of already in the future, but due to the existing success of this trend, we can once again assume that this style is here for the long haul. The runways set the trend for S/S 20 and now that we finally have some new street style imagery that’s educating us on all the fresh new ways to wear them right now.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up a handful of the most stylish ways fashion girls are styling long shorts this year that are not only trendy but are easy to recreate. To prove it to you, we shopped out each look for you so you don’t even have to lift a finger.
If you love an outfit that’s beyond simple to put together, invest in a shorts suit. With two pieces and a couple of accessories, you’ll be looking on-trend and polished in seconds.
This spring, skin is in, and one of our favorite ways to off-set the exposure is via boxy blazers and longer shorts.
Tap into the utility trend via longer cargo shorts and some chunky lug-sole boots. A chunky sweater will keep you warm from now until spring’s arrival.
First of all, how good is this two-tone-themed look? Second of all, your classic trench coat is a great piece to pair with your long shorts, in addition to some interesting knee-high boots.
The 2020 version of jorts is longer and looser. Keep the styling of these simple with monotone hues and sleek tailoring.
Let your favorite leather layering pieces live on this season by mixing them with shirts and turtlenecks, shorts and tall boots, and more.
There’s never anything wrong with wearing head-to-toe black. But if you do, be sure to keep proportions interesting. Longer shorts are perfect for doing exactly that.
While skinny jeans will never actually be out of style, there are a range of fresh, non-skinny silhouettes that continue to rise in popularity. Yep, we’re talking about styles like flared denim but also a recent favorite amongst the fashion and celeb world: full-length denim. This cut is in a straight fit, typically comes in a lighter wash, and bunches just slightly on top of the shoes. You may remember Hailey Bieber’s recent ensemble last month featuring the Khaite full-length jeans.
Sure, this silhouette is a far cry from the cropped skinny and straight jeans that we’ve been wearing over the last few seasons, but this is one denim style that will be that forward spin to any outfit in the 2020s. We bet the chicest people out there will give these jeans a whirl with pointed ankle boots now or low-heel strappy sandals when the temperatures start to warm up. To highlight this must-try denim trend further, we rounded up how fashion people are wearing full-length jeans now and how they turned up on the S/S 20 runways. Keep scrolling for more and to shop a few pairs as well.
Style Tip: Tucking a cardigan into full-length jeans like Hailey Bieber did feels so right now.
You’ll look impossibly cool stepping out in these very current full-length jeans.
Style Tip: Embrace the modern yet classic vibe with denim on denim and a white cropped tee.
These jeans would look A+ with flat boots or sandals to show off the slight bunch detail at the hem.
Style Tip: A pair of pointed stilettos feel unexpected with light-wash jeans, a graphic tee, and a moto jacket.
Tuck a white tee into these ’90s-esque straight-leg jeans for a chill yet forward vibe.
Style Tip: Chunky black boots bring a cool spin to Katie Holmes’s denim-and-overcoat outfit here.
You may just live in these modern light-wash jeans all year long—and that’s okay.
Style Tip: Bring instant polish to light-wash jeans with an elegant blazer and sleek turtleneck.
Try these jeans with pointed heels and a pattered blouse for a night out.
Style Tip: Try strappy sandals with full-length jeans mixed with a cropped jacket and a blouse come spring.
This is the brand fashion girls everywhere can’t seem to get enough of.
Style Tip: While this denim look would work for your off-duty life, it could also fit into your casual 9-to-5 life with the sophisticated jacket and white booties.
Long gone are the days when off-duty model street style consisted of a pair of skinny jeans, a baggy T-shirt and some chunky boots: all our favourite runway stars are now sporting a whole new uniform of relaxed tailored pieces and elevated basics. It’s the coolest, most put-together yet effortless look around at the moment – worn by the likes of Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid – so it’s definitely one to try at home. Here are the five key pieces you need…
- The Slouchy Trouser
First up, the slouchy trouser: at first glance, a bit more formal than a pair of skinny jeans but they’re actually way more comfortable to wear – the wide tailored cut gives you some extra room to breathe! Tone down the smart-trouser vibes for your day-to-day by matching your pair with a extra casual tank top.
- The Tailored Coat
When the temperatures drop, you’ll usually catch the off-duty models in some sort of extra-large and slouchy longline coat. Sticking to a neutral colour palette of greys, camels and blues will ensure your new investment piece matches all your outfits and if you do feel like mixing things up a bit, go for one in glossy vinyl.
- The Oversized Shirt
Some shirts were made for the office, others were born for a much more exciting and varied existence. The trick is to be inventive – wear yours semi-done up or half-tucked, try layering with a sheer option or don it as a dress when spring comes around!
- The Relaxed Blazer
Whilst, for now, you might need to layer this key piece with an extra knit or coat, a relaxed blazer is the perfect outerwear option for when the temperatures start to pick up. To make it less ‘workwear’ and more ‘modern off-duty’, go for a slightly oversized number and pair with anything from printed trousers or jeans to shorts and dresses.
- The Straight-Leg Jean
Skinny jeans may no longer reign supreme, however denim is still a very important element of the off-duty models’ go-to uniform. Just like all their staple pieces, their fit of choice is simply more relaxed. So, opt for one of our latest dad jeans which all have the perfect straight-leg cut. Stuck on how to style the new shape? Check out our styling guide here.
Wearing heels to a party seems to have been an unwritten sartorial rule for as long as we can remember, leading to long nights looking for a place to sit down and the inevitable barefoot walk home. If that doesn’t sound like your idea of a great night out, you’re in luck: we styled five different outfits that prove you can also put your best foot forward in a pair of flats this party season. Keep scrolling to discover how to wear your trainers with a suit and boots with mini dresses, so you can look effortlessly cool and kill it on the dancefloor (without killing your feet)…
- Suit and trainers
A velvet suit will definitely make a statement at any event this party season, so you won’t have to worry about it being too casual when paired with some crisp white trainers. We love the look of a blazer buttoned up with nothing worn underneath but you can always add a white crop top just to be on the safe side.
- Sequin skirts and Western boots
Nothing says party girl quite like a fully sequinned mini skirt. We’ve given it that model-off-duty vibe with a white T-shirt and some Western-style boots. Add a leather jacket for extra cool girl points and some glitzy jewellery if that’s not enough sparkle for you yet.
- Organza and snakeskin
Mark our words: organza is going to be everywhere this party season. Keep your look bang on-trend with this long sleeve top paired with some leather flares and a mini bag. Complete the outfit with a pair of snakeskin flats for some added glam minus the pain of strappy stilettos.
- Mini dresses and chunky boots
The easiest way to make flats work for a party is pairing them with your favourite mini dress. We went for a corset-style number worn with tights, chunky boots and a faux fur jacket. Some simple silver hoops are all we’re adding on the jewellery front but a fluffy bag will keep the look totally party-appropriate.
- Jeans and teeny tiny heels
So perhaps we’re slightly cheating here but these pair of kitten mules have such a small heel we’re sure you’ll stay pain free all night! We’ve kept the rest of the look simple with just a touch of glam in form of some gold jewellery and a mini faux fur jacket.
We love a micro-trend moment here at Who What Wear, and while I typically prefer to report on the heavy hitters, this one micro-trend, in particular, tickled my fancy. It’s also one that’s a bit difficult to describe, so bear with me. As of late, I have noticed more and more pieces of clothing that look like they have been spliced together. In other words, these singular items look like they used to be two articles of clothing, but now they are one and they are living happily ever after.
Clearly, this micro-trend is better explained via the product itself, which is why I have shopped out 20 items that embody the style I’m speaking of. Yes, this trend is weird, but sometimes weird is good, and the shopping selection ahead is definitely the good kind of weird if you ask me. This might not be the hottest trend on the market this fall, but it is certainly a product feature that has been bubbling up left and right from major brands including Natasha Zinko, Telfar, Andersson Bell, and more. Buy and wear any of the pieces ahead and you won’t need to think about much else when it comes to your outfit that day because these spliced clothing items are pretty much all you’ll need.
If I owned this, I would wear it as a minidress.
Yep, these just might be the coolest pants I’ve ever seen.
This is definitely not your average shirtdress.
This offers you the structure of a jacket with the comfort of a sweater.
In case you’re missing your school days.
This whole spliced-blazer thing really gets me going.
If you weren’t ready to commit to a full-leather-pants look, I present to you: these.
This is a party top worth splurging on.
BRB, turning all my clothes inside out from now on.
My dream jacket.
Just when you thought plaid midi skirts were drab.v
This is definitely the mildest of the bunch but still very much a part of this mini trend.
This skirt will get you tons of compliments, hands down.
Kind of preppy in all the right ways.
For just $99, you’re basically getting two pairs of pants in one… kind of… sort of.
Finally, trousers worth getting excited about.
Not not your grandpa’s favorite sweater.
Need is an understatement.
Okay, last cool midi skirt of the day.
As someone who tends to stick to a wardrobe of staples—with a daily uniform that consists of a knit sweater, a leather jacket, black jeans, and boots—I consider my style icons to be those with a similar classic aesthetic. Okay, you obviously already know from the title of this story, but the legendary Jennifer Aniston is at the top of my list.
TBH, I, like many, have had an infatuation with Jen and her effortless style ever since I first started watching Friends in the ’90s. (I still watch the Netflix repeats every night before I go to bed.) While I coveted her on-camera persona Rachel Green’s ’90s and early ’00s casual-cool looks, it’s Jen’s real-life wardrobe—spanning everything from tried-and-true denim favorites to tailored silhouettes—that’s consistently influenced me. Given her longtime affinity for staples rather than gimmicky trends (mixed with the fact that the ’90s are back with fervor), it’s really no surprise that Jen’s signature silhouette has remained timeless for decades.
In fact, I bet if I had the privilege to go on a little shopping date with Jen (something I do think about on the regular, don’t judge), I imagine we’d each stock up on fresh and forward basics to add to our simple and sophisticated arsenals. Keep scrolling to check out the fall 2019 basics I think Jen would covet based on the essentials that have been working hard in her wardrobe for years. And Jen, if you read this, DM me.
- Wear-Everywhere Blazer
It’s no secret that tossing on a blazer adds instant sophistication to any outfit. Jen is clearly well aware of this (ahem, this sleek fit). I know she’d totally feel all the reworked blazers featuring slouchier fits and classic patterns that just hit the shelves this season.
Jen seems to live in classic denim staples. While she favors a variety of styles, black skinny jeans are definitely a front-runner. Fortunately, there’s a plethora of cool and classic new silhouettes out there for fall 2019.
While we all probably have a variety of black booties in our closets (Jen included), an updated pair to kick off the new season doesn’t hurt. This fall, it’s all about those styles that have a little something extra, such as unique heel shapes or in mock-croc finishes.
Known for stepping out in midi dresses for events, Jen would likely be interested in the cool midis that are sweeping the fashion world this fall.
The simplest way to make even the most casual ensemble look polished? Toss on a sleek floor-sweeping coat. While I’d suggest a thicker, wool silhouette come winter, it’s all about the lightweight styles for fall.
If Jen goes for a bag, it’s often a functional crossbody. With the ladylike-handbag trend going strong for fall 2019, she’d 100% covet the fresh offering of modern hands-free styles.
One of Jen’s forever staples just so happens to be one of the key trends for fall. Yep, it’s all about the leather dress. This season, the silhouettes really run the gamut in terms of shape and hue. I could honestly see her in just about every style out there.
September is here and do you know what that means? Virgos are the new stars of the Zodiac show! Following the madness of Leo season, the Virgo period is all about getting your life together and taking care of yourself both mentally and physically – think of it like an Autumn-clean! So, in honour of this put-together sign, we’ve created a personalised edit that covers style, birthday gifts and words to live by this month…
The perfect birthday outfit…
As one of the most sophisticated signs, Virgos will always be drawn to classic shapes and modest cuts. So, if it’s your birthday this month, wear this slinky halter-neck dress with a tailored blazer to your party. A clean monochrome colour palette of black and light metallics will ensure that your coordination is on point (an absolute MUST for Virgo perfectionists!), whilst the silky fabrics, hair scarf and simple jewellery will add some special details.
The gift list…
Virgos pay attention to the little things in life, so they’ll love anything that has sweet thought-out details – that could be a pretty ribbon fastening on a blouse or cute resin hair clips that add something extra to their look. Don’t forget, neutral shades speak to the earth-nature of this sign, so picking out presents in muted tones like tan, blush pink, and khaki is always a good idea!
Street style inspiration from a stylish Virgo…
Alongside her undeniable on-screen talent, Zendaya is known for being mature, elegant and keeping things real i.e. she has all the traits of a classic down-to-earth Virgo! Her style is very Virgo too – just look at that coat-boot coordination. With rainier days of transition season coming up and leather-look materials forecast to be a big trend all Autumn, this is definitely a daytime outfit to recreate!
Quote of the month from a famous Virgo…
“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you!”
Hands up if this week you came into work sweating but were freezing by 10am thanks to the air con? From the furnace-like commute to fridge-like offices, summer is super-tricky to navigate when it comes to what to wear. But it is possible to stay comfy – and our ASOSers are proof. Check out how they’re bossing the summer temps in style at ASOS HQ.
A skirt suit like Senior Social Creative Jess’s is the answer to all your summer workwear prayers. Smart and stylish? Check. Cool for the tube? You got it – just carry the blazer. Warm enough for the air-con blast? Yes siree. Go for a neon orange vibe and add a fresh white tee and trainers.
If you’re anything like us, a maxi dress will be the first thing you crack out when the temperatures rise. Social Media Assistant Natalie is rocking a check version by ASOS WHITE and we’re 100% here for the fresh print mash-up and cute wrap front. If your office requires a more formal vibe, swap the trainers for some block-heel mules.
Of course, not all offices have climate control and if yours is more like an overheated oven a look like social media assistant Morgan’s is a good option. The versatility of the satin skirt is limitless, and now you can add ‘summer workwear hero’ to its list of accomplishments. Keep things simple with a clean white T-shirt and some Nike Air Max.
Even though it’s pretty hot ATM, who knows when we’ll be reaching for our umbrellas again. If the chill/rain sets in, make like Junior Copywriter Titi and opt for a sky-blue blazer and light-wash mom jeans. At least your outfit will be somewhat summery, even if the weather isn’t.
Are you a planner? A meticulous list-maker? A girl who likes to know what’s missing in her wardrobe before she buys anything? Aha! This story is going to be your jam. If you’re already thinking about how your spring wardrobe will segue into your summer one, we’re on the same page. Outside of the obvious reasons (rooftop bars, sunbathing, rosé, alfresco dining, everyone’s generally improved mood), summer is my favorite time of the year because I think it’s the easiest season for getting dressed. Less layering is required (always a plus when you’re 5’1” and curvaceous), and there’s always far less consideration for the blasted weather. There will be many stretches of time across the summer when throwing on a pretty dress and sliding into your favorite sandals (right now, that’s Tevas) is as much effort as needed to look tip-top.The foundations of what you’ll wear when it’s warmer are already in place—there’s no need to ditch everything each time one of the new seasons comes around. It’s more of a case of reconfiguring what’s already in your closet and putting a few pieces on ice for when a colder day comes along. The same rules apply each and every summer, so there’s also no huge pressure to buy anything new. All of the below suggestions will undoubtedly lie within your catalog at home. Should you want to invest in any summery newness, I’ve added in some choice shopping picks that will support your spring-to-summer fashion transition. Keep scrolling…With the unpredictable weather, you’ll still want to have some closed-toe shoes on standby (and you’ll probably still wear sneakers throughout the summer), but that moment when sandals become a legitimate and not entirely insane choice of a morning is a great one.You can easily wear the same spring outfit—see Loulou and her passion for suits—but with the baton being passed to some sandals, you have a summer-ready ensemble. It’s a no-brainer.Spring and jackets are like peanut butter and jelly—a beautiful combo that should never be questioned. But for all of those outfits where you sling on a blazer, denim, safari, or any other chosen style of jacket, we’re pretty sure it’s safe to sidestep them come summertime…That being said, you may still want to have your arms covered up if the weather is inclement or you don’t want to flash too much skin.
Since the return of the power suit, tailored co-ords have been our go-to from work to weekend. But as the weather gets warmer, you may be wishing for a replacement as you retire your fave trews and blazer. Never fear – the shorts suit is here. An oversized blazer and three-quarter length shorts are the easiest way to get the same smart-meets-stylish look for the spring. Think Julia Roberts when she gets all fancy in Pretty Woman…Louis Vuitton men’s artistic director and Kanye’s BFF Virgil Abloh continues to make big noise with his own label Off-White and its sporty-couture aesthetic. His SS19 collection was full of bright green pops, including this lime-coloured shorts suit. On the catwalk, the look was styled with a logo tee for that streetwear vibe and a metallic bum bag that brought some futuristic feels. Citrus fresh.At Paris Fashion Week, Xenia Adonts sported this minty ensemble that has us green with envy. Proving that the shorts suit can be a casual affair, she teamed hers with chunky Balençiaga Triple S kicks and sporty shades. We’ll defo be following suit this season.The beauty of the shorts suit lies in its versatility – you can adapt for work, weekend and even more glam occasions like a wedding or your next big night out. Try this ASOS DESIGN combo with Perspex heels, a white crop top and some hoop earrings for a look that says you mean business on and off the dance floor.