Priyanka Chopra’s Pleated Khaki Shorts Are The Summer Staple You Didn’t Know You Needed
Summer's official arrival is just a few days away. Is your wardrobe ready for the warm-weather season? If you're still in the midst of a closet refresh and are searching for a bit of inspiration to get your outfit wheels turning, look no further than the celebrity street-style scene for plenty of sartorial summer ideas. Better yet, bring your full attention to Priyanka Chopra's pleated khaki shorts outfit — an unexpected (albeit easy-to-copy) combo that you're going to want to wear nonstop. It's that good.
There isn't anything Chopra can't pull of with utter panache. The actor, whose wardrobe is the ideal mix of timeless classics and of-the-moment essentials, has a way of piecing together the unexpected and making it work. Though she has a clear affinity for all things bright-hued and poppy (looking at you, sunshine-yellow trench coat), she's been working a lot more neutrals into her off-duty looks as of late, and her latest ensemble is perhaps one of her best yet.
On June 16, Chopra and Nick Jonas were photographed out and about in the Big Apple — and as per usual, their couple style was a home run. The Jonas Brothers singer opted for an all-black base, topping off his springtime outfit with a green trench coat and a pair of sunglasses.
Chopra looked the epitome of equestrian chic in her most recent off-duty ensemble, which consisted of a black button-down top, an oversized black blazer with sharp shoulders and shiny satin lapels, and last but certainly not least, high-waisted, pleated khaki shorts plucked straight from Diesel's Pre-Spring 2020 collection. You probably didn't know you needed to add a pair of the latter into your summertime collection — until now.
Though khaki shorts are oftentimes associated with tourist style, Chopra makes quite a convincing case for working them into your day-to-day looks, too. The secret to elevating the bottoms? Pair them with sophisticated staples, which, for Chopra, included tall, chunky boots, a sleek black belt, rectangular-shaped sunglasses, and an extra-large tote that's the complete opposite of the ultra-mini purses that have been cropping up on the runways this season.
The list of trendy yet polarizing summer staples just keeps growing, with Chopra's khaki shorts as the latest to earn a spot, right alongside bucket hats, tie-dye tees, and "ugly" hiking sandals. Would you dare to combine all four?
Add a pair (or two) of this season's boldest shorts into your wardrobe with The Zoe Report's roundup of must-have styles. Shop them all, below.
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Utility-inspired pieces are still going strong, and these Bermuda shorts are a great, summer-friendly way to wear the trend.
Not a shorts person? No problem. This skort — skirt and shorts hybrid — has the feminine appeal of a skirt and the practicality of pants.
Meet the perfect summer shorts you'll want to wear nonstop. They pair just as nicely with a crisp white blouse as they do with a sleek black tee.
These shorts are oh-so-durable but also incredibly lightweight, thanks to the cotton-canvas fabric. Wear them with chunky hiking sandals or sleek white sneakers for a day of exploring.