Summer and fashion don’t always go hand in hand for men. Looking good comes easy when the temperatures drop. You can let your inner lumberjack shine, and chances are you’ll look fine. But Summer… that’s a different monster.
Off the top of the head, you probably associate Summer styles with the preppy look: pink shorts, polos, Topsiders. And while they definitely have the spirit of comfort down, preppy does not have a monopoly on warm looks. Whether you want edgy, athletic, rugged, or anything in between, this is the Summer to step it up and make it happen.
A pair of athletic shorts, be it mesh or sweat, is an easy option when the situation is casual. Athleisure is a legitimate fashion cornerstone these days, so don’t feel like they can only be worn with tees and tanks.
Branch out and try to work them into your social attire. As with all shorts, avoid overly baggy and long choices. You don’t want to look you hopped out of your dad’s 70’s basketball photos, but just above the knee is always a solid bet.
The third option is a little more controversial: Denim Shorts.
Don’t fall into the John Cena trap. If you must wear jorts, make a well fitting pair of cutoffs. For length, don’t go overboard in either direction, and most importantly, don’t think they go with every outfit.
Jorts are a casual look that can be dressed up with a nice shirt, but don’t think you can show up to your boss’s barbeque in those bad boys.