Sweater Shorts Are The Transitional Trend I Just Can’t Get Enough Of

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Welcome to early fall, that tricky time of year when it’s not quite cold enough to cuddle up in sweatpants, but far too chilly to keep wearing your skimpy summer dresses. Summer weather is fleeting and with it goes my desire to wear shorts—or so I thought, until I discovered the magic of sweater shorts. Sweater shorts are the unexpected (and super comfortable) pieces currently taking over my transitional weather wardrobe—and they deserve a place in yours this season, too.

Think of sweater shorts as a shorter, cuter version of your favorite sweatpants, without the overheating factor. Or a cozier version of your go-to denim cut-offs! You can wear ‘em as part of a matching sweater set or on their own with a baby tee or hoodie, so yes, they’re versatile.

When finding the right pair, opting for ones that come in a neutral colorway will earn you bonus fashion points, especially as wearing head-to-toe neutrals is one of this season’s top trends. Think shades of chestnut, tan, gray and cream, all of which go perfectly with the knits you’ve already got hanging in your closet.

But just as cute are the more colorful options I’ve listed below, from shades of green to dreamy pastel lilac. After all, If you’re trying to incorporate more color into your wardrobe, your loungewear is a great place to start! You can take the time to get comfortable in your preferred shade now before you actually leave the house wearing it. If it feels too bold, the worst-case scenario is that you now own a ridiculously soft pair of shorts to wear while you work from home.

Read on to shop a few of the cutest sweater shorts and knit bottoms on the market right now. Happy lounging!

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Courtesy of Eloquii.
Courtesy of Eloquii.

Checked Sweater Shorts

Shop the matching top and cardigan that goes with these sweet gingham shorts for an all-over cozy ‘fit this season.



Checked Sweater Shorts $69.95


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Courtesy of Anthropologie.
Courtesy of Anthropologie.

Sweater-Knit Lounge Shorts

These high-waisted Sweater-Knit Lounge Shorts from Anthropologie are made for days spent hanging out on the couch, especially styled with the matching knit bra.



Sweater-Knit Lounge Shorts $28


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Courtesy of Sage the Label.
Courtesy of Sage the Label.

Drawstring Knit Shorts

These Drawstring Knit Shorts from Sage the Label are cream-colored perfection, if I do say so myself.



Drawstring Knit Shorts $50


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Courtesy of ASOS Design.
Courtesy of ASOS Design.

Matching Knit Shorts

Wanna try something on the brighter side? Try out these green knit shorts from ASOS Design.



Matching Knit Shorts $22


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Courtesy of Tach Clothing.
Courtesy of Tach Clothing.

Mirka Cable Knit Short

Yes,cable-knit shorts exist and this pair from Tach Clothing proves that they’re cute as hell.



Mirka Cable Knit Short $139


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Courtesy of FP Beach.
Courtesy of FP Beach.

Cruising Sweater Shorts

If you’re looking for a pair of sweater shorts that have a wider leg instead of a slim fit, try this lavender pair of Cruising Sweater Shorts by FP Beach.



Cruising Sweater Shorts (were $50) $39.95


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Courtesy of Good American.
Courtesy of Good American.

Chunky Knit Sweater Shorts

These Chunky Knit Sweater Shorts from Good American come in two colors, but I adore this Pesto green shade.



Chunky Knit Sweater Shorts (were $89) $62.30


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Courtesy of SKIMS.
Courtesy of SKIMS.

Cozy Knit Shorts

These Cozy Knit Shorts from SKIMS are a happy medium between actual sweater shorts and a plush blanket. So fuzzy!



Cozy Knit Shorts $58


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Courtesy of Bobi.
Courtesy of Bobi.

BLACK Fine Viscose Sweater Shorts

Lavender? For fall? Now that’s actually groundbreaking! This pair of shorts is proof that pastels are a year-round essential.



BLACK Fine Viscose Sweater Shorts (were… $61


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Courtesy of Eloquii.
Courtesy of Eloquii.

Fuzzy Sweater Shorts

These Fuzzy Sweater Shorts from Eloquii come in three colors, so stock up right now so you can wear them every day of the week.



Fuzzy Sweater Shorts (were $59.99) $19.99


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