Shorts are essential for men’s summer fashion and yet it’s still not the easiest clothing piece to pull off. Some of you guys, especially the middle-aged generation, are afraid to turn long pants or jeans into shorts. Also, some of you successful entrepreneurs that want to dress for success, believe you won’t be able to keep the tailored look with a pair of shorts. Well, you can still strike a good look by just adjusting the length and the fabric. Here are some tips for different looks.
Keep it short! – Shorts guide
Shorts always work for a relaxed casual look. The casual shorts are usually made of cotton blends and stop just above your knees. If you want your shorts a bit shorter, you can fold them up or just by a shorter version. They should not be too tight and you can pair them with simple t-shirt and a pair of sneakers or espadrilles.
If you want to put on a more elegant look, add a pair of tailored shorts to your wardrobe. They are usually made of solid fabrics and bold patterns, ends above your knee and can be a bit shorter, with a slim cut. Combine them with an ironed shirt and a lightweight cotton or linen-blend blazer for an office or sophisticated look.
You have probably discovered the Jagger, sweatpants trend. Thanks to the era of “healthy and strong”, you can now wear your sporty shorts outside the gym and still be trendy. Pair them together with a T-shirt and a luxe hoodie or a bomber jacket.
Denim is always making a come back in different style. This season the trend is “hacked-off jean” shorts and they come in different lengths and some of them are ripped or with patches. Style them with a slim fitting tee and then layer with a jumper or a bomber jacket. Best pair of shoes for the denim shorts would be a pair of canvas or leather sneakers.