Because sweats have become our "new normal."

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PacSun (2), Nike

So, you’ve been living in sweatpants for four months now, and you don’t know where to go from here? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With the stay-at-home orders and social distancing measures, we’ve gotten all too comfortable wearing loungewear every day, and now we don’t know if we can stop, or if we even want to. Whether it's safe for you to start going back out in public in your area or not, you, like us, probably aren't ready to stray too far from cozy loungewear, either. The only issue with that? It's starting to get hot. But we have a simple solution: Swap your sweatpants for sweatshorts.

Sweatshorts provide all the comfort of full-on sweatpants but have a lot less fabric, making them perfect for the summer. Throw on a cropped bra top, maybe a hoodie, some chunky sneakers, and you're good to go. If you're looking to save some money, you can easily DIY the look with just a pair of scissors, but there are plenty of cute options to shop out there, too, so you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite sweats in the name of summer-friendly comfort. Shop our 12 favorite sweatshorts below.


The light stone-wash grey of these sweatshorts makes them an easy neutral to style however you choose.

Shop it! $24.99, Old Navy

Richer Poorer

For added '90s appeal, go for these bright teal sweatshorts. You can even throw on a bucket hat for good measure. 

Shop it! $54, RicherPoorer


We love the earthy color of these sweatshorts. Throw on the matching hoodie so you can have a cute set and what one reviewer calls "a really good Free People dupe."

Shop it! $14.99, Target

Urban Outfitters

If you've been looking for an easy way to hop on the Bermuda shorts trend, we've got you covered right here. 

Shop it! $39, Urban Outfitters


We love the snap-button detail on the sides of these shorts, the retro vibe, and the terry-towel fabric. 

Shop it! $45, Nike


These sweatshorts are as classic as it gets, and we love the basic comfort appeal.

Shop it! $40, Nike


Nike also offers the classic sweatshorts in plus sizes in this cool blue-green shade and a neutral beige.

Shop it! $45, Nike

Los Angeles Apparel

Los Angeles Apparel specializes in comfort, and these roomy terrycloth shorts are bound to become your new favorite. 

Shop it! $38, Los Angeles Apparel


Get in on the tie-dye trend in the most summery way possible with these light yellow Tommy Hilfiger sweatshorts.

Shop it! $39, PacSun


For some more retro-inspired flavor, try out these mini Champion gym shorts that scream "VSCO girl." 

Shop it! $35, PacSun


Another great neutral option, these Athleta sweatshorts are guaranteed to be comfy and versatile.

Shop it! $69, Athleta


Go all out in cotton-candy pink in these dreamy, summer-perfect shorts. 

Shop it! $34 (orig. $44.95), Gap