Go shorty! How to style summer shorts

By Hannah Eichler

Warmer weather is finally on the way (hurrah!) so it’s time to rethink your summer wardrobe to make the most of the long awaited vitamin D. A pair of summer shorts are a wardrobe essential, and whether you’re heading to a BBQ to the beach or to a festival there’s a style to fit your every need. Check out our fashion editor Hannah’s top tips or summer short styling for every budget…

Festival Fashion

Festivals are back this summer, and a pair of shorts deserve a precious place in your rucksack. The trick is to look for lightweight styles which dry quickly in case of downpours, and durable fabrics that you won’t risk damaging. For extra practicality, check out this season’s cargo shorts which have roomy pockets for your essentials, too. Festivals are the ideal place to experiment with brighter, more fun colours – just team with a band print T-shirt and layer up with a hoody when it gets chilly.

 

 

model wears Camel shorts, £25, Jack & Jones at Marks & Spencer

 

 

Scroll down for all links

 

Holiday time

Whether you’re going on a stay-cay or jetting abroad, don’t forget to pack some shorts in your suitcase. We love the fun embroidered styles, beachy blue shades and breathable linen styles which will instantly add a holiday vibe to your look whether you’re digging sandcastles or drinking sangria. When packing, ensure you roll your garments to reduce the need for ironing when you unpack – winner!

Model: Beige shorts, £45 White Stuff

 

 

 

 

Garden party

The summer means it’s well and truly BBQ season, so If you’re having friends and family over for a special occasion or a casual Sunday afternoon, it’s a good idea to add a slightly smarter spin to your shorts look. Tailored chino shorts come in a range of colours and are flattering, too. They’ll look great with a cotton shirt with the sleeves rolled up, or why not layer up with a T-shirt underneath for a more casual style. Just add your BBQ chef’s hat…

Model: Organic cotton shorts, £25 Marks & Spencer

 

 

 

 

Links to Buy:

Festival

Model shot: Camel shorts, £25, Jack & Jones at Marks & Spencer
https://www.marksandspencer.com/chino-shorts/p/clp22525903

Coral shorts, £65, Armor Luxe at Mr Porter
https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/product/armor-lux/clothing/casual-shorts/straight-leg-logo-appliqued-cotton-blend-drawstring-shorts/29419655932502689

Green shorts, £46 Fat Face
https://www.fatface.com/men/clothing/shorts/breakyard-cargo-short/972756.html?dwvar_972756_color=grass%20green&cgid=men-clothing-shorts#start=7

Denim shorts £24.99 H&M
https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.1045432003.html

Holiday

Model shot: Beige shorts, £45 White Stuff
https://www.fatface.com/men/clothing/shorts/cove-flat-front-short/972758.html?dwvar_972758_color=sand&cgid=men-clothing-shorts#start=6

Embroidered jeans £12.99, H&M
https://www2.hm.com/en_gb/productpage.0857448005.html

Blue shorts, £70 Onia at Mr Porter
https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/product/onia/clothing/casual-shorts/straight-leg-stretch-chambray-shorts/25185454457490928

Stripe shorts, £80 SMR Days at Mr Porter

https://www.mrporter.com/en-gb/mens/product/smr-days/clothing/casual-shorts/leeward-wide-leg-striped-herringbone-cotton-shorts/30629810019987628

Garden

Model shot: Organic cotton shorts, £25 Marks & Spencer
https://www.marksandspencer.com/organic-cotton-cargo-shorts/p/clp60499655?color=NAVY#intid=prodColourId-60499657

Navy shorts, £25, Jack & Jones
https://www.jackjones.com/gb/en/jj/clothing/shorts/chino-shorts/bowie-solid-chino-shorts-5714496684389.html

Beige shorts, £39.95, Charles Tyrwhitt

https://www.charlestyrwhitt.com/uk/cotton-shorts—limestone/TRH0039LST.html?cgid=trousers&pf=browse#currentPageNum=4&sz=55&start=0&cgid=trousers

Chino shorts, £50 Raging Bull

https://www.ragingbull.co.uk/classic-chino-short-pink