Best Color Shorts- What to wear with colorful shorts - Best Women's Wardrobe Essentials on Amazon

In this series we are focusing on one clothing item at a time from our checklist of essentials wardrobe items for moms! 

And to keep things simple, we’re picking the best Color Shorts on Amazon. (That way you get fast free shipping, free returns, and things don’t sell out as fast.)

Today we’re looking at how to find a versatile pair of color shorts, best color shorts on Amazon right now, and what to wear with your color shorts.

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Color Shorts: What to Look For In This Piece

how to find a versatile pair of color shorts, best color shorts on Amazon right now, and what to wear with your color shorts

Link to example (may be sold out)

The goal is for this piece to mix and match with the rest of your clothes (or as much of it as possible!).

Here are some notes to help you find a style for this piece that is versatile. 

  • Why it’s included in the capsule: It’s a fun color pop for summer wardrobes that looks instantly put together without adding hot layers or accessories. Pairs nicely with your print tops (if you’ve followed a wardrobe color scheme!)
  • Recommended Color Scheme: Accent Color (any non-neutral color that works with your print tops)
  • Recommended Pattern: Solid
  • Options for Fit/Style: These shorts can be any in-seam length… 3-inch, 5-inch, 7-inch or Bermuda length.
  • Coordination Notes: Any print tops or print sneakers/flats you might wear with them in the summer.
  • Hot climate alternative: n/a
  • Cold climate alternative: Get pants or crops instead.
  • Alternatives: Color Skirt, Color Pants, Color Crops
  • Maternity & nursing mamas: Get in maternity style or regular shorts in “pull on” style with elastic waist.


Shopping Links: Best Color Shorts on Amazon

Here are my picks for some of the best color shorts on Amazon. 

Example Piece from Capsule Checklist

Amazon Essentials Women's M...Shop on Amazon

This is the example piece we used in one edition of our Women’s Essentials Style Guide.


Regular Size

Several of these also have plus sizes.

Goodthreads Women's Fluid T...Shop on Amazon

Linen pull-on shorts. This regular pair can work in pregnancy due to the elastic waist band.


Amazon Essentials Women's 5...Shop on Amazon

Adaptable for maternity too since it’s an elastic band!


Amazon Essentials Women's M...Shop on Amazon

Bermuda length. Click through to see all the colors available.


J.Crew Mercantile Women's 5...Shop on Amazon


Lee Women's Legendary 7" Ch...Shop on Amazon


Lee Womens Legendary 5" Chi...Shop on Amazon


Nautica Women's Comfort Tai...Shop on Amazon


Additional plus size option

Amazon Essentials Women's 5...Shop on Amazon Women's Plus Size Paperbag ...Shop on Amazon


Maternity option

Motherhood Maternity Women'...Shop on Amazon

Only in olive.


Maternity Linen Short Comfy...Shop on Amazon

A few additional colors available.

Looking for more summer time outfit inspiration?

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3 Outfit Ideas: What to Wear with Color Shorts

Here are a few ideas shared by our community on the Frump Fighters Interactive

Color Shorts Outfit Idea #1: With Print Tee & Neutral Belt

How to wear olive shorts

How to wear olive shorts

shared with permission

  • Print Tee #2
  • Color Shorts
  • Hair Accessory
  • Tote
  • Strappy Sandals
  • Minimalist Earrings #1
  • Minimalist Necklace
  • Minimalist Bracelet
  • Neutral Belt


Color Shorts Outfit Idea #2: With Graphic Tee & White Sneakers

How to wear yellow shorts

shared with permission

  • Graphic Tee #1
  • Color Shorts
  • Neutral Belt
  • Open Woven
  • Statement Earrings
  • Hands-free Bag
  • Slip-On Sneakers


Color Shorts Outfit Idea #3: With Striped Tee (& Newborn 😍)

How to wear coral pink shorts - striped tee outfit idea postpartum

shared with permission

  • Short Sleeve Striped Tee
  • Color Shorts
  • Baby wrap 🙂
  • Fashion Sandals


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