Red carpets, runway shows, and fashion-forward TV shows have given us lots of inspiration to look amazing all throughout 2023. But if you need just one staple to get you through the rest of the year and beyond, then consider getting a fresh pair of shorts.

Women’s shorts are highly versatile since they can be dressed up or down. What’s more, with a few accessories and key pieces, they can be worn all year round, so all you need are the right shorts to add to your wardrobe. From fancy faux leather to fun and playful Bermuda shorts, there’s a shorts style for every occasion and every mood.  

We’ve also got some styling hacks to help you look amazing in shorts, whether it’s for running errands, a date, a concert, or brunch with your besties. So keep reading to know the top trends for women’s shorts in 2023.

Faux Leather Shorts

Faux leather is one of the hottest street style trends of 2023. But if you think faux leather is strictly for biker jackets, pants, or accessories, think again. Trendy summer shorts in faux leather come in a wide variety of colors, and they’re perfect transitional pieces that will take you from summer into autumn. 

For a chic look, pick faux leather shorts in a neutral color, such as black or khaki shorts, and pair them with pieces that you’d normally wear with leather trousers. For instance, wear black faux leather shorts with an oversized oatmeal or slate gray turtleneck and black ankle boots. Meanwhile, a pair of khaki faux leather shorts looks elegant when worn with a black knitted top, a khaki blazer, and two-tone slingbacks in camel and black.

Hiker or Camp-Inspired Shorts

While hiker or camp-inspired shorts are typically designed for functionality, we've curated a selection that combines fashion and practicality. Look for relaxed-fit shorts in candy-colored or pastel tones for a cute and casual vibe. Style pale pink shorts with a white tank top or crop top for a casual date, or opt for a sweet and feminine look by pairing pastel shorts with an off-the-shoulder sweater in apricot or lavender. Complete your outfit with statement accessories and sneakers that complement your chosen color scheme.

High-Waisted Shorts

Create a flattering silhouette with high-waisted shorts, a trend that never goes out of style. Our collection features jewel-toned shorts in emerald green, ruby red, and sapphire blue, perfect for adding a pop of color to your summer wardrobe. 

Pair them with a white knit crop top and PVC sandals for a chic warm-weather look. If you prefer more coverage, layer a light cardigan or kimono top over your crop top for added style and comfort.

Pleated and Bermuda Shorts

Pleated and Bermuda shorts were quite popular in the 80s, but they’re back in a big way this year. Some may think that these pieces are quite difficult to style, but here are some things to keep in mind when wearing these trendy summer shorts. 

First, when wearing pleated shorts, remember to wear them like you’d wear a mini skirt. Tuck in your shirt so your waistline is visible, and add a nice leather belt if your shorts have belt loops. Finish the look with heels or leather loafers. As for Bermudas, pick patterned ones, such as gingham shorts. Pair with a crisp white button down and sneakers for a preppy look. 

Denim Shorts

Denim shorts are a timeless classic that should never be overlooked. Channel your inner festival goddess with a knitted bralet and a cropped vest, accessorized with bead jewelry and aviator shades. For a touch of French elegance, combine denim shorts with a black and white striped tee, red lipstick, and canvas sneakers.

Experience the Sanctuary Difference

At Sanctuary Clothing, we believe that fashion should be effortless and fun. Our collection of women's shorts embraces the latest trends while ensuring comfort and versatility. Discover the perfect pair to elevate your summer style and embrace easy, breezy looks that will keep you cool and stylish throughout 2023.

Shop now to find your new favorite summer shorts and experience the Sanctuary difference.