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Best Hiking Shorts Outfit Ideas

There are times when it’s easy to hike or just want to stroll around the lake or the weather is just too hot. Maybe you wear hiking pants instead of pants. When I decided to write about this topic of outfit ideas for hiking shorts, I gave myself the restriction of not including denim shorts, otherwise this would probably be just another list of outfit ideas for denim shorts. What I mean by hiking shorts are either khaki shorts, cargo shorts or Bermuda shorts, which are also known as walk shorts. Now let’s dive into the list of the best hiking pants outfits.

Bermuda shorts with sleeveless Heather Gray top


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This hiking outfit can really represent what a hiker should wear in summer. This is something very functional, nothing special, but still looks decent and sporty. The outfit consists of a sleeveless heather gray top, khaki Bermuda shorts and hiking boots.

Wear with long sleeve t-shirt & floral headband

Long sleeve t-shirt floral hand band hiking shorts
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Whether you want to protect your arm from sunburn or scratches from tree branches, it’s a good idea to wear a long-sleeved top. As an example, you can wear hiking shorts with a long-sleeved t-shirt. A floral headband goes well with this outfit by adding a touch of casualness. It is also very helpful when you are sweating like crazy.

Cargo shorts with white boho vest top

Cargo shorts white boho vest top
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It almost always seems to work when you’re wearing some boho style in nature. It’s a little surprising to see that it works for hiking outfits too. You can just wear a white boho-style vest top and pair it with cargo shorts and hiking boots. With the backpack and headband, it’s a functional and comfortable looking hiking outfit. The boho touch just blends in perfectly with the rest of the pieces.

Pink hiking shorts with a long-sleeved t-shirt

pink khaki shorts long sleeve print t-shirt
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This outfit is the Bermuda shorts in pink, a color that is rarely seen in hiking shorts. I want to include this outfit idea on the list, mainly because I want to show how the color pink can look really good and make it stand out from the crowd in an outdoor setting. That’s why you see more and more pink jogging outfits these days. It’s time to add more pink to hiking outfits too. As an example of a pink hiking outfit, you can wear a long-sleeved t-shirt with the pink hiking shorts.

Bermuda shorts with sweater & hiking boots

Bermuda hiking shorts Kint Sweater
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When it comes to very simple hiking or a stroll around the lake, you can cut down the sportiness a little and add a touch of elegance to your outfit as you most likely won’t have to carry a large backpack. As an example of wearing in such a scenario, consider wearing an off-white knit sweater with color-coordinated Bermuda shorts and hiking boots. As I mentioned in another blog post, hiking boots are as beautiful as they are functional. Check out this blog post for more hiking boot ideas.

Wear it with a navy and white striped tee and baseball cap

black and white striped t-shirt hiking Bermuda shorts
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This outfit shows how to look sporty and pretty at the same time. For the top, wear a dark blue and white striped t-shirt with three-quarter sleeves. Wear it with hiking shorts with hiking boots and a shirt around your waist. The excellent selection of accessories sets this outfit apart from the rest of the list. The accessories include the sunglasses and the baseball cap. The layers and colors of all the pieces just seem to fit so well. This is easily my favorite outfit idea on the list. If you’ve ever tried looking beautiful with a backpack, you know how heavy it is and you’ll understand why I love this outfit so much.

Hiking shorts with a black V-neck t-shirt

Hiking shorts black t-shirt outfit
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Sometimes, for an easy way to go, you can keep things really simple by wearing a shirt with the hiking shorts. For example, you can wear the shorts with a black V-neck t-shirt and sneakers. To be honest, when it comes to hiking that easy, sneakers are often enough. Sometimes hiking is intense to keep your body and mind in shape, sometimes hiking can be very easy and you can just breathe some fresh air and clear your mind a little.

Black walk shorts with a striped vest top

black hiking shorts with a striped vest top
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As another example of a light hiking outfit, you can wear a striped vest top with black hiking shorts and sneakers.

Knee-length cargo shorts with a white vest top

Cargo knee-length shorts for hiking
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If you want more protection for your legs from scratches by stones and plants while the weather is too hot for pants, you can wear the knee-length cargo shorts. You can easily combine it with a white vest top, hiking boots and a backpack.

Wear with a sleeveless denim shirt

sleeveless denim shirt Bermuda boots
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Here’s a creative outfit that brings a denim shirt to the world of hiking. To achieve this, you’ll need either a sleeveless denim shirt or a short sleeve shirt that you can roll up your sleeves and make your own sleeveless shirt. Simply combine the shirt with khaki pants and hiking boots. The shirt looks surprisingly good and goes well with the rest of the hiking outfit.

Khaki hiking shorts with gray printed t-shirt

Bermuda hiking shorts gray t-shirt
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Sometimes, if you think the t-shirt and shorts combo is too boring, you can actually do something about it by wearing a printed t-shirt instead of a solid t-shirt to convey a message or simply to look cute with the printed graphics.

Hope you like this list of hiking shorts outfit ideas that are actually not that easy to put together when I force myself not to include the denim shorts. If you enjoy a blog post like this one, you can also navigate our website to discover thousands more outfit ideas.

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