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From chic chino to casual cargo and vibrant swim shorts, here’s how to style this 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.

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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 (also available in Big & Tall sizes) and simple double-strap black canvas sandals for a heatwave-beating look that’s perfect for relaxed al fresco lunches.

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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 cool 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.

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Words: Miranda Eason

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