How to wear shorts

Get the latest shorts outfit ideas for men from our expert stylists. Choose what to wear with shorts for any occasion.

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Classic summer staples

The easiest summer outfits are ones built with wardrobe essentials, like khaki shorts and a navy tee. Rounding out your look with a harrington jacket adds a smart, stylish element.

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Dressing for changeable weather

If it’s warm enough for shorts but likely to turn nippy, then a half-zip jumper is a great layering option as it comes with in-built ventilation.

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The easy shorts-and-shirt combo

You can dress shorts up, but swap the dress shirts for something more summery. Cuban collar shirts have a boxy fit, which means they're perfect for layering – this look works just as well unbuttoned.

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Tried-and-true blues

A tonal blue look feels especially cool in the warmer months. Throw on a lightweight utility jacket at night when the temperatures drop.

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Style you needn't think about

With classics like stone chino shorts and collared shirts, you can mix-and-match at will. So it's worth having a few variants in your wardrobe, to ease summer decision-making.

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A throw-on-and-go look

Avoid the back-to-school shorts and shirt vibe by adding an always cool Harrington jacket and some fresh white trainers. Sticking to similar colours helps to tie the whole outfit together.

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How to dress up shorts

There’s nothing wrong with shorts and a t-shirt, but swap in a shirt with a collar and your everyday oufit suddenly feels far more polished.

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Keep it simple for summer

Shorts and a sweatshirt are a great combination. Add a little colour with pale blue shorts and finish with neutral trainers for the ideal fuss-free outfit.

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