Styling Sateen Shorts for Summer

How to style sateen shorts for Summer’s hot temps! 

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

photos by amanda moss // back seat photography 

shirt // shorts // handbag // sandals // sunglasses // cuff // c/o earrings 

Silky sateen shorts for summer? I’ve always seen silky shorts as a winter thing. If someone mentioned silky shorts I instantly thought of New Years Eve or a spunky Christmas party look. Wearing them in the summer never crossed my mind. That is until, I spotted this pair at Loft a few weeks ago. I think I might has actually squealed when I saw them. They’re SO pretty!! I already had this stripe top in hand and instantly thought of pairing them together. A combination I would have NEVER thought of previously. Again, silky shorts in the summertime was never something I had previously thought about. I wasn’t really sure if I’d love them together but once I had the two items on in the fitting room, I was sold. Silky sateen shorts could totally be worn in the summertime! 

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

Louella Reese Sateen Shorts // Silk Shorts for Summer + Basket Bag

shirt // shorts // handbag // sandals // sunglasses // cuff // c/o earrings

To keep the look casual, I added my favorite basket bag {last seen here} and go to gingham slides {last seen here}. I loved the way these items brought down the dressy factor of the shorts. I also feel they could be switched out for wedges and clutchclutch to easily take this look from day to night. Tell me these shorts wouldn’t totally switch up your usual summer date night look? 

These shorts will be back soon for a fun festive inspired look. Stay tuned! 

P.S. Lily Pad Haven, a Charlotte-run non-profit that provides emergent and transitional housing for victims of human trafficking will be hosting a fundraiser at the Kendra Scott store in SouthPark Mall on Saturday, May 13th from 5:00-8:00 p.m. During this time, a portion of all sales will be donated to the Lily Pad Haven efforts. 

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  1. Kate wrote:

    Such a cute look! Love those sandals so much!

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  2. sarah lindner wrote:

    Perfect summer look! Love the top!
    Sarah Lindner

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  3. Nataly wrote:

    This whole outfit is adorable! I love how you styled those shorts!

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  4. Melissa wrote:

    Love the look!! That basket bag is so cute.

    xx, Melissa

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  5. Elizabeth wrote:

    These shorts sound like a dream!
    Xo, Elizabeth

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  6. Tanya wrote:

    Love how you styled this look!

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  7. Adriana wrote:

    You look gorgeous girl!
    Loving this look. 🙂


    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  8. Morgan wrote:

    You have changed my mind about silk shorts for summer! Totally on board now! LOVE them with that top!

    How 2 Wear It []

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  9. I am loving this entire look! Dressier shorts for summer are some of my favorites.

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  10. Lauren wrote:

    Loving this look on you! Never would have thought about those shorts either for summer, but I love how you paired it with the stripes and gingham! So cute!


    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  11. Dana wrote:

    Omg, I’m LOVING this look on you! Those shorts paired with stripes and gingham is just perfection.

    Pink Champagne Problems

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  12. those shorts are the cutest!!

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  13. Rachel wrote:

    Girlfrannnnnnn, you look so cute!! Love your slides!

    Rachel /

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  14. Kelsey wrote:

    I love this outfit and your shoes are so cute!
    Xo, Kelsey |

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
    • Thanks Kelsey! They’re my favorite shoes right now. I’ve been wearing them nonstop.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.10.17 Reply
  15. Stephanie wrote:

    This is such a gorgeously classic ensemble. From the cute & retro tie top to those beautiful sateen shorts, down to the slides and even the bag. I love it all! You look totally ready for a summer picnic date!

    Stephanie //

    Posted 5.9.17 Reply
  16. Karen wrote:

    This look is so fun! Love your bag!


    Posted 5.10.17 Reply
  17. Ruthie wrote:

    I don’t know what part of this look is my favorite, but I definitely need those shoes and that top!

    Posted 5.10.17 Reply
  18. Yana wrote:

    This look is the cutest. I love the bag! 🙂

    Posted 5.10.17 Reply
    • Thank you so much! I feel like the bag is the definition of summer in handbag form haha.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 5.11.17 Reply
  19. angelle Marix wrote:

    You look beautiful!! Love that print. It’s perfect for summer.


    Posted 5.12.17 Reply