From on-trend chino shorts to casual cargo shorts and vibrant swim shorts, here’s how to style the summer staple
Give men’s chino shorts a tropical twist
Pared-back style meets all-day comfort in these navy chino shorts, which feature an elastic waistband, tonal drawstring and essential stretch. For a laid-back look with a tropical twist that’ll keep you cool even when the sun’s beating down, add a colourful Hawaiian shirt with a sweat-wicking finish, sunglasses with UPF50+ protection and slip-on pumps featuring Freshfeet tech.
Team cargo shorts with summer classics
Made with durable, organic, 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 staples with a navy and white striped T-shirt for a casual look or give them an upgrade with a breezy white linen shirt and simple double-strap black canvas 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, and a vibrant pair is a fast-track way to add some colour to your high summer wardrobe. Team with a T-shirt, sunset-hued sliders and a denim 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. Get more men’s summer style ideas here.
Words: Miranda Eason