Welcome aboard and to the fascinating world of firearms. You are going to learn a lot here as there are a bunch of knowledgeable people willing to help you along with your questions and concerns. And the Tidewater has a good amount of folks on this site.
If the gun is not hidden from common observation, then you are carrying it openly. I use a belt with both shorts or jeans and carry a simple friction retention holster for my carry guns. If that guns is visible and identifiable as a firearm, then it is considered to be openly carried.
If I might be so bold, do yourself a favor and get some quality training. Both in the use and handling of your gun as well as in the laws of our commonwealth. You will be well served if you do this.