8 Skorts to Add to Your Summer Wardrobe

Skorts are the mullets of athleisure, and I mean that as a compliment. From the front, it’s all “professional time.” But underneath, it’s “woohoo, I’m wearing shorts, jokes on you!”

If skorts were running for office, their tagline would be, “We put the fun in functional.” Sounds more effective than some politicians we currently have in office, amiright? 

What happens when a yellow skirt and a blue pair of shorts fall in love? Duh, an itty-bitty green skort. 

Okay, enough of the skort standup routine. If you’ve made it this far without rolling your eyes too hard, you deserve to be rewarded with the following list of skorts we’re loving. 

Skyline Skort from Athleta

Pockets? Check. Sassy tie belt? Check. Wrinkle-resistant? Check. Yes, the Skyline Skort from Athleta has it all, including an extra “feel good” bonus: the fabric is made from recycled plastic bottles. 

Court Skort from Outdoor Voices

Take this Court Skort from Outdoor Voices to the court … or toss your tennis racquet and march this skort right up the street to brunch, the beach, or the nearest bike rental kiosk. Good luck choosing among vibrant color combinations like flamingo/rose and hunter/slate. 

Woven Skort from C9 Champion/Target

You know skorts are happening if you can find them at Target. With 115 five-star reviews as of this writing and a refreshingly low price point ($24.99), the Woven Skort from C9 Champion is a winner. Reviewers say this skort is “lightweight and comfortable,” “flattering,” “super cute with anything,” and “better than wearing just shorts.” 

Double Take Skort from Title 9

The Double Take Skort from Title 9 is faaancy! A laser-cut pattern gives a lacy look to this black-and-white number, but it also sneakily increases breathability. 

Play Off the Pleats Skirt from Lululemon

Don’t be fooled by the skirt moniker in the name. This stylish little number has bike shorts tucked underneath a skirt that’s tight in the front, flippy in the back. A sleek phone pocket in the shorts and zipper pocket in the skirt amps up its versatility. 

UA Links Knit Mesh Skort from Under Armour

Stay cool, both literally and figuratively, in the UA Links Knit Mesh Skort from Under Armour. Mesh panels add visual interest to this classy garment, while a wide waistband and 4-way stretch construction keeps things comfortable. 

Golf Skirt from Nike

Feel free to sweat in Nike’s Golf Skirt, made from wicking Dri-FIT fabric. The shorts stay mostly hidden thanks in part to a longer hemline in the back. 

Colorblocked Skort from Adidas

For dressier occasions when you wish you were wearing shorts, try the Colorblocked Skort from Adidas. You’ll look put-together and professional, but should a “superhero moment” arrive (an urgent need to sprint, jump, or chase down a bad guy), you’ll be ready.  

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About Kelsey Schagemann

Kelsey is a former NCAA Division III cross country and track athlete who exchanged sneakers for spin shoes in her twenties. Hailing from the great state of Oregon (by way of St. Louis, where she spent her childhood), Kelsey has made Chicago her home since 2006. She can often be found at the helm of her daughter’s stroller, walking miles throughout the city. Her other favorite fitness activities include spinning, yoga, lifting weights and biking. As a freelance writer, Kelsey works with universities, nonprofits, websites and magazines (visit bit.ly/kelseyschagemann for more information). In her spare time, she enjoys trying new recipes, traveling with her family and keeping the library in business. Kelsey holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in English from the University of Illinois at Chicago.