Warmer weather is on the way, so it’s time to find the perfect pair of shorts for whatever’s in your diary
Looking for an alternative to a dress for all the al fresco invitations in your diary? Beat the boys at their own game and smarten up a pair of boyfriend-style shorts with a crisp white shirt. Tuck in loosely, roll back the cuffs to dial down the formality and finish with a classic woven leather belt. Go for a vibrant shade such as on-trend lime green or in-your-face orange for added impact. Team with simple, pared-back jewellery and noughties-style statement clogs for a bold finishing touch. Comfort and style in one. Result.
The beauty of Bermuda shorts is in their length, usually hovering just above the knee. So, if wearing shorts feels way out of your comfort zone, they’re a great starting point for baring your legs. This Magic Shaping pair could be your new best friend this summer, made with comfortable bi-stretch denim for added support and available in a rainbow of colours including pastel pink and classic denim blue. With a contoured waistband to help give a perfect fit and clever darts for shaping, they’ll make you look and feel fantastic. Dress up or down to suit, team with a blazer for casual days at the office or wear with a classic ribbed vest and sliders for lazy summer weekends.
A pair of airy linen shorts is a well-loved hot weather staple, thanks to the material’s breathable qualities. Switch it up this summer by choosing a striking animal print to add a vivid pop of pattern to your wardrobe. Tone down with neutral pieces in black or white for a sleeker way to style them. We love this must-pack linen shirt, equally perfect for doing double duty as beach cover-up or tucking into your favourite shorts for long lazy days seeing the sights. Pair with chunky sandals with a leg-lengthening platform sole.
Words: Sarah Lafarge