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.
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.
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.
Words: Miranda Eason