We are going to keep this one short and sweet. Shorts are summer staples for men of all ages and there is no denying that. No matter how much we love our faded blue jeans, in the sweltering heat a pair of shorts can help keep you calm and cool. And with a little styling, they can make you boys a total fashion standout. Therefore, we bring to you 7 essential styles of shorts that you must own in your wardrobe in order to get summer ready. A little warning, no capris allowed!
For a guy who likes being outdoors, consider pairing a light blue denim shirt or a white tee with camo shorts to effortlessly deal with whatever this day throws at you! Want to style them up for the urban life? Pair them with a white seersucker button-down shirt for running errands in the city.
Khaki shorts are the little black dress of the male summer wardrobe. They go with everything, they’re appropriate for just about any occasion. Going for a Sunday brunch? Throw any basic tee with khaki shorts, odds are they’ll match and you’re good to go!
Ah, denim. Where would we be without you? It’s a material that basically forms the backbone of many-a-man’s wardrobe. Which makes denim shorts a must-have; pair it with basic grays and whites for any casual day!
Don the summer shades of pastels for the perfect quirky playboy look. Mix and match! Experiment and catch-the right kind of attention. These pop colors will replace those boring styles for you guys out there and give you an all new edge.
PRINTS AND PATTERNS
Going on a summer brunch and want to dress your casual best? We got you covered with these floral print shorts. If you’re not a floral print guy then go for patterned or quirky aztecs. There are no bounds when it comes to prints and patterns!
Surfer shorts or board-shorts are perfect for that beach day to hit the sun and sand in style! Their slack fit, soft fabric and slim style is what makes them the perfect choice for the day at the beach or by the pool in comparison to traditional trunks.
Was this guide helpful, boys? Just a couple of tips – stay away from pleats. Flat-front is the only way to go. And as far as length goes, your shorts should hit about an inch above the knee — any shorter, and you’re showing a little too much thigh and bordering on short-shorts. Any longer, and you’re heading into man-capris territory, and no one wants to go there. Here’s wishing you guys make the right choice!