With the heat wave hitting all parts of the world like London and New York, you’re probably looking for the most summer-friendly options possible for your wardrobe. With shorts being a staple for the season in addition to summer dresses and jumpsuits, it’s important to find pieces that won’t stick to your sticky skin but are still trendy.
We’ve rounded up five summer shorts trends you should pay attention to, with affordable options to shop all priced under $300 USD. From biker shorts to linen and pyjama shorts, scroll down below for a full list, and while you’re here make sure to check out how celebrities are rocking the summer neon trend.
Whether you’re out for a yoga session, taking a quick trip to the mall or going to work, biker shorts are comfortable and go great with any look. Pair with a boxy T-shirt and white chunky sneakers for a casual look, or throw on an oversized jacket for an office-friendly outfit.
AMBUSH Waves Surf 2 Cycling Shorts
Paco Rabanne Logo-Intarsia Jersey Cycling Shorts
Thorsun Blake Tie-Dye Biker Shorts
If you’re looking for a more loose silhouette, track shorts also work well for breezy summer looks. Match with a cropped top and a pair of cute socks for an effortless, sporty vibe. These are also a great option for going to the pool or beach.
alexanderwang.t Purple Heavy Washed Shorts
adidas Originals by Daniëlle Cathari Purple Satin Shorts
McQ Alexander McQueen Black Racer Shorts
Linen is the go-to fabric for the summer heat. Arriving in pastel and earthy tones, these shorts are office-friendly and pair well with on-trend items like heeled strap sandals. You can also shop for matching linen blazer sets to save time in the morning.
Current/Elliott Relaxed Army Utility Cotton-Linen Shorts
FRAME Belted Linen-Blend Shorts
Cult Gaia Sissi Linen Shorts
Another item for the office, tailored shorts are just the right balance between a skirt, which can get uncomfortable, and pants, which can get quite sweaty and sticky. Complete your look by simply wearing a tight fitted white tank top with sneakers or sandals.
Diane von Furstenberg Shiana Pleated Linen-Blend Shorts
RACIL Max Wool-Pliqué Shorts
Vince Belted Pleated Cotton-Blend Twill Shorts
Who says pyjama shorts with lace and ruffles can’t be used for daywear? It all depends on how you style them – pop on a white blouse and tuck into your shorts for a business casual outfit, or pair with a tank top and killer sneakers for a simple look.