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“Summer Essentials: The Top 5 Shorts Styles You Need in Your Wardrobe”

June 18, 2024

As the temperature rises, it’s time to swap out those jeans and long pants for something a bit more breathable and stylish. Enter the world of shorts – the ultimate summer wardrobe staple. Whether you’re heading to the beach, running errands, or enjoying a casual outing, the right pair of shorts can keep you cool and chic. Today, we’re diving into the top 5 styles of shorts you need in your wardrobe: denim, linen, knee-length, cargo, and mid-thigh. Each offers unique benefits and versatility, ensuring you have the perfect pair for every occasion.

The Essential 5: The Best Summer Shorts

1. Denim Shorts

History and Popularity: Denim shorts have been a summer favorite for decades, tracing their roots back to the cut-off jeans trend of the 1960s. Their enduring popularity can be attributed to their durability and timeless appeal.

Key Features: Typically made from sturdy cotton denim, these shorts come in various fits – from tight, high-waisted styles to relaxed, boyfriend cuts. They often feature distressed details, rolled hems, or frayed edges for added character.

Styling Tips: Pair denim shorts with a simple tee and trainers or a flip flop for a laid-back look, or dress them up with a shirt and sandals. Accessories like belts and jewellery can elevate your outfit.

Occasions: Perfect for beach outings, casual hangouts, and music festivals, denim shorts are the go-to for effortless style.

2. Linen Shorts

Fabric Benefits: Linen shorts are the epitome of comfort in hot weather. Linen’s natural breathability and moisture-wicking properties make it ideal for staying cool. It can crease so I would recommend a slightly denser linen that holds better.

Key Features: Light and airy, linen shorts often come in relaxed fits with elastic waists or drawstrings for extra comfort. They are available in a range of colors and patterns, from classic neutrals to vibrant colours.

Styling Tips: Create a chic look by pairing linen shorts with a matching shirt this season or just a simple racer back vest top. Add some strappy sandals and a wide-brim hat for a complete summer ensemble.

Occasions: Suitable for summer brunches, vacations, and casual sightseeing walks, linen shorts keep you stylishly cool.

3. Knee-Length Shorts

Versatility: Knee-length shorts strike a balance between casual and smart, making them incredibly versatile for different activities and dress codes. There’s alot of these around this season in all high street stores.

Key Features: These shorts come in various materials, including denim, cotton, and synthetic blends. They can be fitted or loose and often feature tailored elements like pleats and a turn up hem.

Styling Tips: For a polished look, pair knee-length shorts with a button-down shirt and loafers. For a more relaxed vibe, opt for a graphic tee and slip-on trainers.

Occasions: Ideal for casual Fridays at work( dressed up ), supermarket shopping, outdoor activities, and city visits knee-length shorts offer style and comfort.

4. Cargo Shorts

Functionality: Known for their practicality, cargo shorts are designed with multiple pockets, making them perfect for carrying essentials without the need for a bag. These are so popular this season, be careful where the pockets sit as they can create width on the thighs.

Key Features: Typically made from durable fabrics like a softer denim, cotton, cargo shorts have a casual appearance with large pockets on the sides. They come in various lengths and fits, often featuring either elasticated or fixed waistbands.

Styling Tips: Balance the rugged look by pairing cargo shorts with a fitted tee or polo t.shirt. Avoid overly bulky tops to keep the outfit streamlined.

Occasions: Great for travel and casual weekends, cargo shorts are your go-to for functional fashion.

5. Mid-Thigh Shorts

Trendiness: Mid-thigh shorts have gained popularity for their flattering length and versatility, offering a modern twist on traditional shorts.

Key Features: These shorts typically hit around the middle of the thigh, providing a balance between coverage and freedom of movement. They come in various fabrics and styles, from sporty to dressy.

Styling Tips: Create trendy looks by pairing mid-thigh shorts with shorter tops, fitted tanks, or oversized shirts. Trainers, sandals, or a loafer can complete the look depending on the occasion.

Occasions: Perfect for casual outings, sporty events, and even date nights, mid-thigh shorts are a stylish and comfortable choice.

Whether you’re a fan of classic denim, breezy linen, versatile knee-length, practical cargo, or trendy mid-thigh shorts, there’s a style for everyone. Each type offers unique benefits and styling possibilities, ensuring you’re prepared for any summer activity. So, experiment with these styles and find the perfect pair that suits your personality and needs. 

Lots of love

Lisa x

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