How to Wear Linen Shorts

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Photo of 4 linen shorts outfits.

No fabric is more quintessentially summer to me than linen. It helps keep me cool which is always important in the oppressive Florida heat.

The Perfect Linen Blend Shorts from Amazon

One of the problems I normally have with linen shorts is that the fabric wrinkles too easily. I was so happy when I tried these Amazon Essentials ones because they don’t wrinkle out of the dryer and wear really well. I haven’t had nearly the issues I normally do with wrinkles so they are a huge win for me. They are also VERY size inclusive coming in sizes XS-6X and super budget friendly. I like them so much I’m up to 5 pairs. They fit me TTS- I’m wearing a large. For reference, I’m usually a 12 in jeans and I’m 5’4”.

3 pairs of Amazon Essentials linen shorts in seersucker, ivory, and blue green.

For all the virtues of linen I often hear from followers that they don’t know what to wear with it. So I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ways to wear these comfortable summer staples. No more asking yourself what to wear with linen shorts because I’ve got the perfect outfit ideas to take the guesswork out of it.

Striped Madewell Tank Top

Madewell tanks are a tried and true staple. For brutally hot days spent outdoors you can’t beat a tank with these linen shorts. I think the stripes are such a classic look. I size down one to a medium in these tanks.

Linen shorts outfit with striped Madewell tank top.


Trendy Flutter Sleeve Top

These amazon essentials flutter sleeve tops are a staple in my wardrobe. They are super soft and the fit is so flattering. I really like the keyhole detail in the back and the sleeves are super cute. I would say they fit TTS (I’m wearing a large). I have several colors and keep grabbing more!

Amazon Essentials cape sleeve top with orange tulip print linen shorts.

If the pattern shorts aren’t your thing the tops also look great with solid shorts:

Blue Amazon Essentials cape sleeve top with linen shorts midsize outfit.


Graphic tee

I’m a sucker for a good graphic tee and they go with linen shorts like peanut butter and jelly. This seersucker pair is so adorable and I like mixing something so casual with something that feels a bit dressier.

Linen shorts outfit with graphic t-shirt that says life is better with my boys.


Sampeel Twist Hem Tee

Linen shorts outfit with twist hem t-shirt. what to wear with linen shorts

Crochet Dressy Blouse

As much as I love the casual linen shorts outfits, they can also be dressed up! With the right top they can be quite chic. These crochet tops are a personal favorite (I own 2 colors) and they fit generously enough to tuck them into the shorts. Add a statement bag to elevate the look further. This Fossil one has been a favorite this season!

Linen shorts outfit with crochet blouse from amazon and fossil leaf bag.

Need More Summer Outfit Inspiration? Checkout these posts:

White Linen pants outfits: What to Wear with Linen Pants

All of my favorite swimsuits: Figure Flattering Swimwear from Amazon

The BEST casual budget sandals: The Comfortable Cork Sandals I Can’t Stop Wearing

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These Amazon Linen Blend Shorts are so comfortable and affordable. Here's how to style them with a few easy outfit ideas for midsize moms.


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  1. April 27, 2022 / 10:57 am

    These are all so cute!! Love your style!!

    • nicole
      May 5, 2022 / 8:26 am

      aww thank you!

  2. Kate
    May 8, 2022 / 4:53 pm

    Love your ideas! Also love your sunglasses! Where did you get them?!