As the Spring weather warms up, nothing is more refreshing than throwing on a pair of shorts. Here's our definitive guide to choosing spring shorts!
Great for pre and post-workout and on those lazy days. Super comfortable, but not our go-to for going out. If you're not working out, these are best to be worn on beach days, low-key hangouts, or during Netflix marathons. Match them with a comfortable tee and an oversized pull-over hoodie, coach jacket, or bomber. Choose between any sneaker or a pair of slides (with long socks if it's chilly).
With the ath-leisure trend not going away anytime soon, athletic shorts have become a go-to for Spring/Summer streetwear looks. The ideal length is just hitting the knee, but slightly above or below it is also fine. The trend for Spring 2018 is long socks (crew or mid-calf length). Choose your length and pair them with slides or any sneakers. Up top, throw a pullover hoodie on, short sleeve tee, or tank top depending on the temperature.
When you want to dress it up a bit or match a polo/short-sleeve button up shirt, chino shorts are the way to go. The most versatile colour will be khaki, navy, black, and white for Spring. For footwear, loafers. oxfords, drivers, or leather sandals are the way to go. If you're going with shoes, it's best to wear no-show socks or forgo them all together. You can either throw a blazer overtop for a more preppy look, or a cotton/nylon lightweight bomber jacket to finish off the look.
Cargo shorts have always been around, but with the big focus on streetwear lately, there are many more colours, patterns, and styles to choose from. Pair your cargos with a t-shirt, short sleeve button up, or polo shirt. For footwear, you can go for the flip flops, slides, or sneakers.
Another practice that is becoming more and more common is wearing swim shorts as regular shorts. We aren't talking about speedo swimwear or board shorts; we mean at the knee swim shorts. You'll see your favourite brands releasing seasonal swim shorts with great patterns or minimalistic colours that are great for Spring outdoor wear. Wear them to the beach, to a park picnic, or on a weekend hike. Pair them with a t-shirt or tank top, throw an open summer print button up overtop, and slip on some flip flops, slides, or leather sandals.