Lounge all day, party all night or become a trackstar… the possibilities with shorts are endless. Summer is here and they are inevitable. Thankfully for you, we’ve scrolled through all the junk and picked out some of the best, chilled but not safe shorts out there. And categorised them of course for your convenience. Above, some of our very own CULTED team members can be seen sporting all types of shorts from brands such as Robyn Lynch, SMR Days, MCM and Boiler Room. Scroll down to discover our full list of staple shorts.
LOOSE OR LOSE SUMMER
We all love summer, but we all hate the feeling of itchy clothes against sticky skin. The solution? Loose-fitting everything. Trust me. In fact, you should probably get a size three times too big for you, Adam Sandler does it and look at him. Fashion king.
MCM SHORTS MEN’S SILK DRAWSTRING SHORTS, US$395 (APPROX.) / £285
JORDAN LOGO PRINT TRACK SHORTS, US$78 / £73
BARROW GRAPHIC-PRINT TRACK SHORTS, US$191 / £179
In the wise words of Mooski, “She’s a runner, she’s a track star”. Run and get yourself a pair of track shorts to keep up with her.
ROBYN LYNCH TERRY COTTON SHORTS, US$270 (APPROX.) / £196
PALACE WEBBER RUNNING SHORTS, US$139 / £173
NIKE X OFF-WHITE SHORT, US$135 / £90
LOUNGE ALL DAY, PARTY ALL NIGHT
Let’s face it, nothing beats a pair of loungewear shorts. The heat of the summer easily drains your energy. Get yourself a pair of these and you’ll be able to take that 20 minute (no longer, promise) power nap anywhere before hitting the clubs.
BOILER ROOM OG UNDYED SHORTS, US$89 (APPROX.) / £65
MCQ CASUAL TIE-DYE SHORTS, US$353 / £347
GOD’S MASTERFUL CHILDREN TERRY SHORTS, US$225 / £300
SINK OR SWIM
Whether you sink or swim, at least you’ll look good in these. Swim shorts are an obvious summer go-to. And as a girl, I’ve always been jealous of the practicality of them. You can swim in them as long as you want and don’t have to change at all throughout the day. Maybe it’s time I get myself a pair…
SMR DAYS HIRI SHORT IVORY AND BLACK, US$255 (APPROX.) / £185
STÜSSY STOCK WATER SHORT, US$65 / £65
MISSONI SWIM SHORTS, US$470 / £330
Images 1-2: Sam Le Roy in Boiler Room (shorts)
Images 3-4: TJ Sawyerr in MCM (shorts and jacket)
Image 5: TJ Sawyerr in MCM (shorts and jacket) & Sam Le Roy in SMR Days (shorts) and Stüssy (top)
Images 6-7: Sam Le Roy in SMR Days (shorts) and Stüssy (top)
Images 8-9: Sam Le Roy in Robyn Lynch (shorts and fleece)
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