Summer is all well and good until you have to wear shorts.
We love the heat and the sunshine but the cut-off trousers, not so much.
You see, shorts are a pain.
Sometimes they fit on the waist but the legs are too tight. Then they often fit right on the leg but the waist is so very wrong.
It can fill many with existential dread from May onwards. Panic sets in about shaved legs and pale calves, and you wonder if you could last in the summer heat in tracksuit bottoms.
However, never fear because like anything in life, there are ways to solve the issue.
A rule of thumb is to size up in shorts, specifically the denim variety. This way you avoid unnecessary tightness in the leg area and steer clear of camel toe moments.
Always avoid the hot pants variety unless you truly love them.
Otherwise, their only use will be to give you an uncomfortable wedgie.
And when shopping for a suitable pair this season, stick to these five styles that will guarantee you a summer of (shorts) love.
ASOS Design organic denim 90’s longline shorts in light wash
Longline shorts have slowly been climbing the ladder of style in recent years and in 2021 they may just reach the very top of it.
Synonymous with the nineties and checked shirts, they look tricky to wear but longline shorts are extremely flattering when styled right. Make sure to wear a chunkier shoe with height to elongate the legs and choose pairs that hit right above the knee.
This pair of ASOS beauties are ideal for nights out on the town. Wear with heeled mules and a ‘going-out’ top and you are good to go.
Arket silk shorts
And on the third day, God made trousers with elasticated waists and saved humanity. While we made this up, whomever came up with the concept is an angel.
If you hate the feeling of denim, buttons or restrictions during warm weather, choose shorts with elastic waists and preferably ones made from silk, like this pair from Arket. When styling, stay simple and pair with white trainers and a t-shirt.
ASOS Design Curve tie waist linen shorts
Linen is the ultimate summer fabric. Breathable and comfortable, linen shorts are a foolproof city living choice. And the best part is they go with everything.
Dress up with a silk cami and heels for dinner but dress down with your most comfortable sandals and oversized shirt for lazy day wear.
Levi’s White Mom A-line shorts
Although they cause trouble, it wouldn’t be a summer shorts list without some classic denim styles thrown into the mix.
To avoid unwanted hassle, choose A-line shapes. These styles – such as this Levi pair – sit away from the body, cinching at the most flattering point but skimming over the hips and sitting loosely on the legs.
Monki high waist tailored shorts
Prefer structure when it comes to your day to day style? Tailored shorts are a beautiful way to bring elegance and polish to warm weather looks.
This Monki pair are a great shape at an even better price and will bring much summer joy to structural fashion lovers.
Credit: Original article published here.