Whether you’re holidaying abroad or staying closer to home, shorts are a summer essential. Here’s how to style them for any occasion.
Smarten up in chino-style shorts
Pared-back style meets all-day comfort in these linen-mix shorts, which feature an elastic waistband, tonal drawstring and essential stretch. For a laid-back, preppy look that’ll keep you cool even when the sun’s beating down, add a colourful striped rugby shirt made from breathable cotton, a classic baseball cap to shade you from the elements and wear-everywhere leather-look white trainers.
Team cargo shorts with summer classics
Made with durable, responsibly sourced cotton and cut in a modern silhouette with roomy military-inspired pockets, these cargo shorts are a versatile addition to your weekend outfit roster. Team the hardwearing summer staple with a classic T-shirt for casual days or give it an upgrade with a breezy white linen shirt and simple slip-on leather sandals for a heatwave-beating look that’s perfect for laid-back al fresco lunches.
Take swim shorts beyond the pool
No longer just for doing lengths at the lido, swim shorts have made the transition to acceptable dry-land attire; try a vibrant pair for a fast-track way to add some colour to your high summer wardrobe. Team with a T-shirt, sliders and a reversible bucket hat for a laid-back daytime look. Swap the T-shirt for a short-sleeved shirt and switch sliders with leather sandals for sundowners at a beachside bar.
Words: Ian Wright and Sarah Lafarge