Despite being an effortless silhouette, people seem to put a lot of effort into styling shorts. Understandably, you wouldn’t want to look like a school kid or a punk teen with your short-shorts. However, with temperatures at 38C, shorts are definitely a good choice. As of recent seasons, shorts have appeared on the runway in more mature, wearable combinations. Since we only have a few weeks to wear shorts. This is also a farewell post to shorts and how I have really enjoyed wearing them this summer. I embraced them wholeheartedly this year.
No matter how far along we’ve come with shorts, it is still not acceptable to conduct business or attend any formal events in them. They can be dressed up, but they are definitely casual wear.
Since we’re not all NBA stars, your shorts should not be past your knees or billowing from your legs. The current trend is cutting off around 2 or 3 inches above the knee, and better close than loose. A slimmer fit looks more streamlined and polished, and won’t make it seem like you have chicken legs.
Any shirt will really go with shorts – tee, polo, Henley, muscle tank. Even long sleeves, like a chambray button up or lightweight linen sweater, will pair nicely and add a touch of sophistication. Only feature to possibly avoid is heavy graphics (not prints) as they take away from clean finish, and, instead, make it seem more casual and childish.
You should make the most of the last few days of summer and wear those shorts. If you don’t have any now is the time to find a great pair, at a great price. Summer sales are here people and you should take advantage of that and find a classic pair for next summer.
Need some more outfit inspirations on how to wear shorts for those hot september days? Click on any photo below to browse some of my favorite summer shorts looks!