Which men’s shorts are in style in 2018?
- Chino shorts: this preppy style has enjoyed a little renaissance in recent years. Pastels are very on-trend this season, but, if you want to look a little more serious and not so frat party, change up your colours. You can’t beat a khaki or beige, as they provide neutrality to your look, which means you can experiment with a statement shirt. Black shorts are also on the hotlist but be sure to match them with smart subtle colouring.
- Jean shorts: with the hot weather fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to invest in a new pair of jorts. Whether you’ll be wearing them on the beach or to the pub, they are great way for keeping your look casual and comfortable, even when the heatwave hits. Our advice: the more rips the better!
- Cargo shorts: considered by many as the ultimate ‘dad’ style, men’s cargo shorts have seen a rise in popularity this year; it’s just a case of knowing how to wear them properly! Get a pair of camo or khaki cargo pants and make sure the rest of the outfit is toned down. For an easy everyday look, try wearing them with a plain white tee and a backpack. If you’re planning a vacay, they are a durable, dependable option if your navigating a sandy strip – just be sure not to get too close to the water!
- Sports shorts athleisure is a legitimate fashion cornerstone these days. Therefore, a pair of athletic shorts, be it mesh or jersey, should be high on the priority list for this summer. The perfect complement to tanks and tees, they are great for when the occasion is low key and chill.
Can shorts be tailored?
The most common modification made during tailoring is reducing the size of the waistband. You can also hem the shorts if you are not particularly happy with the overall look. Shorts are easy to alter because of the lack of material overall, therefore a lot of people find it simpler and less expensive to alter them themselves, without having to go through the trouble of visiting a tailor.
What to wear with shorts
Shorts are regarded as generally casual, but that doesn’t mean they have to look sloppy. So, why do many fashion-forward gents look so untidy wearing them? Well, the answer is simple: they are just not wearing them correctly. This could mean that they just don’t fit properly, or that they are wearing the incorrect styles. Here are a couple of quick tips to choose the right styles that fit your body type:
Be careful not to fall into the pitfall of pairing your old socks with sandals – it doesn’t look good! So, if you’re wearing sandals, skip with the socks and go barefoot. Sandals are a casual option: perfect for the beach and for hanging out with friends but not for the office. Wearing Bermuda’s with low top trainers looks great with ankle socks. Knee socks and trainers should be worn by those with the confidence to pull it off, especially with a cool pair of knee length shorts. Slip-ons such a boat shoes or loafers go particularly well with shorts, and don’t need socks, but if you do require the added comfort, then slip on a pair of ballet or invisible socks which cannot be seen from the outside of the shoe.
Shorts are pretty casual, so your shirt must be equally casual. It is common knowledge that buttoned, long sleeve, collared shirts are a big no-go. Even if you roll the sleeves up on your shirt, it will always look a little out of place. Collared short-sleeve shirts are the perfect choice for lads who are looking to stay casual and cool. The great thing is many styles, ranging from button-front to monochromatic styles, work well with them. If you are feeling a bold, then a Hawaiian shirt is a cool companion for your bottoms. Beware though, pulling off a vibrant top like that requires the right occasion, where fun is the agenda of the day!
Where to buy cargo shorts for men and more online
At Lesara, we have a wide selection of stylish shorts for men online. Our range comes in a variety of inspiring colours, fabrics and prints that brings comfort, confidence and style to your look. For the rest of your shopping needs, browse our online shop and look forward to exceptional offers, discounts and a smooth shopping experience.