21 Best Two-Piece Short Sets You Can Dress Up Or Down

Style expert, journalist and fashion blogger Candie Anderson of candieanderson.com has the scoop on 21 of the best matching two-piece short sets for summer and fall! They are perfect for brunch, date night, lunch, backyard barbecues, relaxing at home and more!

 

Fall may unofficially be a month away, but like many of you who live in warm climates, I will be wearing shorts for about three more months! While I will slowly but surely transition to fall fashion on the blog, I had to share with you my latest favorite summer fashion trend: matching two-piece short sets! 

Like many of you, I can’t get enough of matching two-piece short sets that have taken social media by storm. I have featured matching sets from time to time and I’m obsessed. One of my favorite things about them is how flattering they are. They’re perfect for every body type and can be dressed up or down. Some are ideal for date night, while others are a must for relaxing on the sofa after work or on the weekend.

Today, I’m excited to share 21 of the best two-piece short sets in a variety of styles, colors, prints, and price ranges. I also shared tips on how you can dress them up or down for a variety of events this summer and into fall!

 

Fabulous print two-piece short sets for every occasion

How gorgeous is this light blue polka dot short set? It is the perfect ladylike outfit for the weekend. The shorts and cami are sold separately. They look fabulous as a set, but can also be worn individually. The camisole will look great with white twill shorts, paper bag shorts, denim shorts, and jeans. The shorts will look amazing with a classic white tank or cowl neck camisole. There are so many options!

Heartloom Olympia Short Polkadot two piece short sets
Heartloom Olympia Short Polkadot

 

 

This fabulous tropical two-piece short set is ideal for the summer vacation season! The floral print shorts and crop top will definitely brighten up your wardrobe and outlook throughout the warm spring, summer, and fall months. This outfit will look amazing paired with your favorite summer tote bag, clutch, and wedges or with pool slides.

Yumi Kim Hazel Shorts Wonder Garden Blue floral print shorts set
Yumi Kim Hazel Shorts Wonder Garden Blue

 

 

If you’re searching for a fun floral print/paisley print casual short set, you’re in luck! This must have Cleobella Capella Top & Short Set in hydrangea mix print is definitely for you. It looks great with trendy gladiator sandals and will also look great with your favorite slides or white sneakers. I adore everything about this top, especially the ruffled sleeves!

Cleobella Capella Top & Short Set Hydrangea Mix Print two piece short sets
Cleobella Capella Top & Short Set Hydrangea Mix Print

 

 

Now is a great time to save on summer clothing, especially matching two-piece short sets at Abercrombie! They have quite a few different colors and prints to choose from. I love them all, especially these shorts and this fun top in this beautiful peach shade!

Abercrombie Linen-Blend Pull-On Shorts Peach Pattern two piece short sets
Abercrombie Linen-Blend Pull-On Shorts Peach Pattern

 

 

Trendy Solid Color Two-Piece Short Sets For Summer and Fall

Classic Black Two Piece Short Sets

This gorgeous classic black short set is perfect for date night or an evening out with friends. You can dress up the spandex shorts and matching camisole with strappy heel sandals and a moto jacket for fall. It’ll also look great dressed down with slides and denim shorts.

Susana Monaco Gather Waist Short Black two-piece short sets
Susana Monaco Gather Waist Short Black

 

 

Friends, I am officially obsessed with this gorgeous and incredibly classy Eva Franco Linen Short Set! Don’t you just love the button front detailing? That’s one of my favorite things about it!

Eva Franco Linen Short Set Black two piece short sets
Eva Franco Linen Short Set Black

 

 

Lulus is one of my favorite places to shop online for trendy and affordable clothing! I bought the cutest romper for my birthday and sadly I couldn’t feature it because it sold out immediately! One thing I’ve learned when shopping there is if you find something you love, make sure you grab it ASAP as popular items sell out fairly quickly! While browsing their website, I fell in love with these cute black Lulus Style Update Black High Waisted Shorts and this chic long sleeve top! This outfit is ideal for a cool summer night and all fall! It also comes in another popular shade for fall which is just as fab.

Lulus Style Update Black High Waisted Shorts Black two piece short sets
Lulus Style Update Black High Waisted Shorts Black

 

 

Chic White Two Piece Short Sets

This casual white short set is calling my name! I love the high-waisted shorts with scalloped hem and the complementing sleeveless top which is sold separately! This top will look great with your favorite jeans as well as denim shorts! You can dress these shorts up or down with the top of your choice. It looks amazing as a matching set! You can wear this outfit with a suede moto jacket come fall or with a denim jacket on a cool summer night. PS: This cute short set is ideal for the bride-to-be at her bachelorette festivities.

juliet dunn High Waist Short White two piece short sets
juliet dunn High Waist Short White

 

 

Like many of you, I can’t get enough of white eyelet! It’s perfect for summer 2021, and spring 2022 too. I fell in love with this matching AMUSE SOCIETY Alex Woven Short and eyelet top as soon as I spotted this outfit. It is ideal for the bride-to-be, for an all-white party, and just summer in general.

AMUSE SOCIETY Alex Woven Short White Eyelet two-piece matching short sets
AMUSE SOCIETY Alex Woven Short White Eyelet

 

 

How gorgeous are these button-front white eyelet shorts and that chic eyelet wrap top? This is such a beautiful outfit! I love everything about it, especially the tortoiseshell buttons. The best part is both items are currently on sale! Don’t miss out as you can wear this set all summer long and next spring as well.

L*Space Vista Shorts Eyes On You Eyelet white eyelet two piece short sets
L*Space Vista Shorts Eyes On You Eyelet

 

 

I have long been a fan of Black Halo clothing, especially their gorgeous two-piece short sets! This lovely and luxurious Black Halo Sanibel 2 Piece Romper is available in two sizes at Shopbop. It’s also available in one size at Nordstrom for the time being! Don’t miss out on this popular set if your size is still available!

Black Halo Sanibel 2 Piece Romper Sugar two piece short sets
Black Halo Sanibel 2 Piece Romper COLOR: Sugar

 

 

You can’t go wrong with winter whites! This chic knit Good American Chunky Sweater Shorts and Knit Sweater set is a must for those of us who tend to wear cozy sweaters and shorts during the fall, winter, and spring months. Not only that, this set (which is sold separately) is a must on cool summer nights.

Good American Chunky Sweater Shorts Peyote001 two piece short sets
Good American Chunky Sweater Shorts Color: Peyote001

 

 

Chic Taupe Short Sets

If there’s one color I will never grow tired of, it’s definitely taupe! This beautiful shade is one of my favorite neutrals and will pair well with everything in your closet. I can’t get enough of these popular BEC&BRIDGE Fifi Knit Shorts and this cute matching top! This outfit can be dressed up or down easily and effortlessly with shoes, jewelry, and accessories.

BEC&BRIDGE Fifi Knit Shorts Taupe matching two-piece short sets
BEC&BRIDGE Fifi Knit Shorts Taupe

 

 

Knits are a must for summer and fall 2021! I fell in love with these beautiful House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Colleen Knit Shorts and matching open knit top with ruffle hem a few months ago and have been obsessed ever since. I wanted to buy it as soon as I spotted it, but this bestseller was out of stock for a while. Thankfully, it’s back in stock in all sizes – from XXS to XL!

The House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Colleen Knit Shorts Mojave two piece short sets
House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Colleen Knit Shorts Color: Mojave

 

 

Lovely Pastel Two Piece Matching Short Sets

I absolutely adore these beautiful lavender shorts and that lovely top with tie detailing! This is such an elegant outfit, especially paired with this chic blazer that is currently on sale! This short set (which is sold separately like many of the others I have featured) is perfect for an evening out with friends or on a date!

NONchalant Skylar Short lavender two piece short sets
NONchalant Skylar Short Lavender

 

 

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of chic paper bag shorts! This style is one of my favorites for summer. If you love this trend as much as I do, you will absolutely adore these cute light blue paper bag shorts with pockets and this fun bralette top.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Paperbag Shorts Shadow Blue short sets
BCBGMAXAZRIA Paperbag Shorts Color: Shadow Blue

 

 

If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you know how much I adore Rails comfy and cozy clothing! I own a few of their plaid shirts and can’t get enough of them. This must have RAILS Reeves Jane ombré cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt and shorts set looks so comfortable. I’m fairly certain I could live in this set!

RAILS Reeves Jane ombré cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt and shorts set blue two piece shorts
RAILS Reeves Jane ombré cotton-blend jersey sweatshirt and shorts set blue

 

 

Sage green is a hot color trend for 2021! It is more popular than ever, and style icon Sophia Richie created the cutest paper bag shorts and fab top in collaboration with her sister Nicole Richie’s brand House of Harlow 1960! This must-have set is available at Revolve. They have so many trendy two-piece short sets for summer and fall, it’s unbelievable!

House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Maille Shorts Sage Green
House of Harlow 1960 x Sofia Richie Maille Shorts Sage Green

 

 

If you’re searching for the perfect lounge set for running errands, walking your dog, or barbecuing with friends, you’re in luck! This budget-friendly pair of shorts and adorable smocked peplum top with ruffle detailing is a must!

Lulus Ready to Lounge Sage Green Smocked Lounge Shorts Sage Green matching two piece short sets
Lulus Ready to Lounge Sage Green Smocked Lounge Shorts Sage Green

 

 

It’s no secret high waisted shorts and crop tops are two popular trends this year! This style is everywhere and is beloved by celebrities and trendsetters. You can’t go wrong with this popular luxurious crop halter top and shorts set.

A.L.C. Huxley Short Rose Ash two piece short sets
A.L.C. Huxley Short Rose Ash

 

 

Denim On Denim Matching Short Set

Denim on denim is a must for fall! If you love this trend as much as I do, you’ll love the BCBGeneration Ruffle Trim Shorts and Tie Front Top! This matching two-piece short set is perfect for a relaxing afternoon with family and friends, Labor Day weekend, brunch, or a lunch date!

BCBGeneration Ruffle Hem Short Denim two-piece short sets
BCBGeneration Ruffle Hem Short Denim

 

 

Discover even more trendy summer fashion essentials and the hottest trends for women of all ages in the Candie Anderson Style Section: https://candieanderson.com/style

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