Style Sessions: Summer Shirts And Shorts For Day & Night

Photography: Stone Crandall Photography
Styling: Natalie Lynn Borton for Glitter Guide

There is nothing more basic — or more versatile — than the shorts and t-shirt combo. We love the comfort and ease of this classic mix, which can be casually worn for a summer day at the beach, or dressed up for a post-work happy hour with friends. Our Contributing Editor, Natalie, shares a few tips on how to style her favorite shirts and shorts currently available at Old Navy.

Old Navy Drawstring Linen-Blend Shorts / Old Navy Short Sleeve Dolman Blouse / Timex Weekender Watch / J.Crew Factory Hat

For days at the beach, white linen shorts are ideal thanks to their light, breezy texture. Here, Natalie pairs hers with an equally lightweight dolman top worn over her swimsuit. She tops off the look with a fedora hat perfect for a sunny day by the water.

 Old Navy Striped Dolman Tee / Old Navy Drawstring Linen-Blend Shorts / Old Navy Textured Open-Knit Cardi / Timex Weekender Watch / To: Hello Beautiful Odette Necklace

For drinks or dinner with friends, shorts and tees are easy to dress up. Here, Natalie styles hers with gold wedges, a bright cardigan (in case of a chilly evening) and a long pendant necklace. Also, she tucks in her loose dolman top to create a tailored look that’s more evening-appropriate.

We’d like to see how you style your Old Navy shorts and shirts, just post your photos with the hashtag #ONSummer to share your favorite combinations.

See more of our styling tips with Old Navy here, here, here and here.


This post is sponsored by Old Navy. Check out Old Navy’s latest fashion lineup in store or online at


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Author: Natalie Borton

Natalie is a San Diego-based jewelry designer and blogger who covers style, motherhood, wellness and life. Find her on Instagram at @natalieborton!

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