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What Goes with Red Shorts?

Red is the color of love and both men and women can rock a variety of different styles of red shorts, from bike shorts and cargo shorts, to red short shorts with a pair of boots or red linen shorts with a nice pair of sandals. Here is a list of options

A stylish woman wearing a pair of red shorts with her outfit.

Red shorts are in style this summer and bringing the heat with them. Red shorts for women or men can be very appealing and attractive but you have to pair them with the proper shoes and tops to really make them pop.

Red pants or red shorts can be a little more tricky when it comes to finding the correct top or shoe to wear with them, unlike a denim short or white shorts which pretty much go with basically anything.

Below is our list of a variety of shoe styles and garments you can wear with red shorts this summer so you no longer have to ask what goes with red shorts.

Red Blazer and Matching Shorts is Blazing Hot

A woman wearing matching red shorts and blazer.

Women or men can sport a pair of red shorts with a matching red blazer. You can wear a white or black shirt or tank top underneath the blazer and pair the outfit with a pair of heels for women and dressy loafers for men. This is the type of outfit that looks professional enough to wear to the office or even a business luncheon. You can even change things up and wear a pair of white shorts and a red blazer or red high waist shorts with a blue blazer.

Red High Waist Shorts

This is a close look at a woman wearing a pair of red high waist shorts.

You can boast a pair of red high waisted shorts with a navy or black with white polka dot shirt for a unique and fun look. High waisted shorts are better for women than men and this look can be worn to the office or to the beach.

Strappy Sandal and Red Shorts

An example of a great red pair of strappy sandal for men:

Teva Men's Hurricane Drift Sport Sandal, Fired Brick, 12 Medium US

A pair of red strappy sandals for women:

Huiyuzhi Womens Lace Up High Heeled Sandals Chunky Block Ankle Strappy Pumps Dress Party Shoes

Choosing the right shoe to wear with any outfit is super important because it can make or break the look you are going for. A pair of red shorts paired with strappy sandals not only looks great but can be very comfortable to wear. The look is also versatile so you can wear it from the office to drinks with a friend.

This look works for both men and women and you can opt for a red pair of strappy sandals or you can go for a pair of black, white, brown, or tan that will also look great with your outfit.

Blue Shirt with Red Shorts

The look for men:

This is a man wearing a pair of red shorts and a blue plaid shirt.

The red shorts with blue top for women:

A woman wearing a pair of red short shorts and a blue blouse.

This look works for both men and women. The fun fact is you do not have to limit yourself to only wearing blue and red together for the Fourth of July since this outfit looks great anytime and virtually anywhere. You can even opt to pair red shorts with a blue blazer for dressier occasions with a white, black, tan, or cream top underneath.

Red Jean Shorts

This is a close look at a pair of red jean shorts.

Denim shorts do not just come in blue denim but a multitude of colors and styles, including red. A red denim short can be paired with a T-shirt or a dressy shirt for men or women. In other words, you can dress up or dress down a pair depending on the place or occasion you will be wearing them.

Red jean shorts can become a wardrobe staple of sorts for both a dressy, classic look or a casual look. You can also pair this type of red shorts with a red, white, blue, or black denim jacket.

Red Chino Shorts

This look for men paired with a black or navy shirt works well for both a dressy occasion or a more casual one:

Amazon Essentials Men's Slim-Fit Lightweight Stretch 9" Short Shorts, -Red, 32

Women can rock this look with a white, tan, beige, black, or even yellow top:

Eddie Bauer Women's Aspire Chino Shorts, Salsa Regular 2

A pair of red chino shorts not only provides a classic look and style but this type of short is just comfy to wear. They are not too short or too long and just make a great pair of short trousers that you can even pair with a sweater or cardigan in the cooler months of spring or fall.

Red Bermuda Short

ChinFun Women's Bermuda Shorts Athletic Active Yoga Lounge Quick Dry Activewear Workout Soft Knit French Terry Sweat Running Shorts with Deep Pockets Thinner Peach Red Size XL

Red Bermuda shorts are a great option for men or women when you want a longer pair of shorts that are comfortable yet stylish. This type of red short is more casual so you can wear a pair of flat sandals with them or opt for a nice sneaker and T-Shirt to complete the look.

Red Cuffed Shorts

Red Mid-Rise Twill Shorts from Old Navy.

Source: Old Navy

Red cuffed shorts for men or women work great with basically any type of casual top, included a striped shirt. You can complete the look with a pair of white sneakers or a casual pair of sandals for a stylish yet relaxing look and feel.

Red Cargo Shorts

DREAM USA Men's Heavyweight Fleece Cargo Shorts, Red, Large

Men or women can rock a pair of cargo shorts but men tend to enjoy them the most because of all the pockets that are available in this type of short. You can keep a wallet, flashlight, keys, and other items in the pockets which makes these shorts stylish and functional. You can pair them with a white shirt, black top, or even a T-Shirt depending on the look you are going for and where you are going.

Red Bike Shorts

TSLA Shorts 5 inches Tummy Control High-Waist Bike Running Yoga w Side Pockets, 5'' Pocket(fgs15) - Red, Large

Red bike shorts are a wonderful choice for men or women whether you are going to yoga class, to the ball field to watch your children’s game, or to actually go cycling. This pair of shorts is stylish, sleek, and can be worn with a variety of different types and colors of tops and shoes, although sneakers seem to work best with this type of red short.

Red Linen Shorts

Design by Olivia Women's Drawstring Elastic Waist Casual Comfy Cotton Linen Beach Shorts Red L

Red linen shorts are a great option for men or women since they will help keep you cool and provide a very stylish and classic look. You can pair them with black tops, blue shirts, white, yellow, tan, or beige to rock these shorts no matter what the occasion is.

Red Short Shorts

This is a close look at a woman wearing a pair of red short shorts.

Red short shorts, or mini shorts, are not only sexy, but they are also a practical choice for women when it is very hot outside. They look great with a wide range of tops, including blue tank tops or white crop tops.

Red Shorts with Boots

A man wearing a pair of red polka dotted shorts while holding a pair of boots.

Women especially can rock a pair of matching red boots with their red shorts. You can add a pair of ankle boots or tall boots to your red shorts outfit and you will stand out in any crowd. You can even opt for a different color or style of boots, including white, black, or gray.

FAQs About Red Shorts

What colors work with red shorts?

There is an array of colors that both men and women can wear with red shorts, including white, beige, tan, gray, black, and blue.

What goes with red gym shorts?

Red shorts or trousers are bold and will look great with a white or blue top for men or women to wear to the gym or other casual events with a pair of sneakers.

What does wearing red mean today?

Red is the color to wear on National Wear Red Day in February. The day was set aside to raise awareness of heart disease in women but it is a great reminder for men also. Heart disease is often associated with men yet it is the number one killer of women.