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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.

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Green and yellow striped shirt. Shop now
Available in sizes up to 4XL
Ecru linen-mix chino-style shorts. Shop now.
Linen mix for a luxe touch
Light beige men’s baseball cap. Shop now
With Sun Smart UPF50+ protection
Men’s leather-look white trainers. Shop now
Made from vegan-friendly faux leather

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.

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Light brown men’s cargo shorts. Shop now
Available in six colours
White men's linen shirt. Shop now.
A must-have for every wardrobe
Round tortoiseshell glasses with polarised lenses. Shop now.
Has polarised lenses to reduce glare
Men’s brown leather slip-on sandals. Shop now
Your new go-to summer footwear

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.

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Navy quick dry swim shorts. Shop now
Made from practical quick-drying fabric
Men’s yellow graphic T-shirt. Shop now
Brighten up in sunny yellow
Men’s floral reversible bucket hat. Shop now
Wear this reversible hat plain or patterned
Men’s khaki striped sliders. Shop now
With a memory foam sole for comfort

Words: Ian Wright and Sarah Lafarge

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