Welcome to summer! The season of ice cream, BBQ’s and paddling pools is adored by many, but there is one part of the season we could collectively do without – finding shorts we like. For the most part, trends come and go, but when you find a reliable pair of shorts that fit you and are comfortable, they are forever. We know just how frustrating the search can be, so don’t worry we’re here to help.
With brands such as The Row and Max Mara championing tailored Bermuda shorts, while Saint Laurent favours teeny tiny denim shorts and other brands spotlight styles ranging from those with a utility flair to those with a paperbag waist, it is clear that there is an abundance of shorts styles out there. But which ones should you pick?
Well, that is really up to you. Longer, tailored shorts are comfortable and have a relaxed feel despite their elevated appearance, making them a good alternative to dresses for summer evening events when styled with heels, or perfect for days strolling around the city when paired with trainers and a white T-shirt. You can also find denim shorts cut to a Bermuda silhouette which perfectly encapsulates the relaxed, classic aesthetic of denim shorts without being too, well, short. Alternatively, cycling shorts are an evergreen staple that are available in hundreds of colours and styles – simply style them with an oversized shirt and trainers to balance their tight silhouette. Finally, relaxed cotton iterations are slowly but surely making their way into the mainstream – think pyjama shorts but for everyday wear – allowing the loungewear trend to creep its way into our summer edits.
Essentially, it comes down to what makes you feel like your best self. Shorts, like jeans, are the type of clothing that doesn’t have an expiry date, so dedicating a bit of time to finding the perfect pair is always going to be worthwhile. To get you started, here’s a roundup of a variety of our favourite styles so that it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming endeavour. Plus, remember – when you are confident in the clothes you wear, you glow!
lf Markley, £65
11 Honoré, $68
Good American, £114.40
La Double J, £335
Pull and Bear, £14.99
Seasalt Cornwall, £47.95
Asime Clothing at Lone Design Club, £75
From Dorothy from Wizard of Oz to picnic blankets, gingham is the nostalgic pattern that tops the trends every Summer. Shop our favourite pieces here.