With the summer not too far away, depending on the British weather, you should be thinking about what sorts of shorts are available, and how to best combine them with different items, regardless of whether you’re heading to the beach, or just lounging around. When selecting shorts, consider investing in several different styles and colors, as this can give you a lot of different options to experiment with, as well as smart casual and more laidback looks to go for. What, then, are some of the best men’s fashion trends to look into for 2013? If you want to go for a more expensive, designer type of shorts, you should think about aligning yourself with smart casual looks that involve blazers, tailoring, and breathable linen shorts, as well as stripes. Some of the best collections currently available come from fashion labels such as Junta Watanabe, while you can also look for shorts that can be mixed with suits, and worn as part of trends for preppy style.
For shorts that you want to wear to the beach and the pool, it’s worth considering board shorts and swim shorts that will work well in different situations, while still being flexible. You can find cargo shorts in camouflage styles, which go well with khakis and other light colored items.
For comfort and the chance to experiment with color, you should also consider chino shorts as an alternative to basic cotton, in terms of matching shorts up to the rest of outfits, look to coordinate patterns and different prints – stripes work well with different items, while you can also use paisley prints to create a good complement to pastel colored shirts. Alternatively, you can use checked shirts with plain shorts, or you can mix up brighter, even neon shorts with neutral shirts and jackets if you want to make more of a statement – colored shorts with distinctive designs can be particularly flexible for experimenting with.
It’s also worth looking at different kinds of footwear that can be paired with the various styles of shorts currently on offer – tailored shorts can be worn with espadrilles, a slip on shoe that’s one of the best alternatives to inexpensive flip flops; similarly, you might want to try combining your shorts with deck shoes, as well as a high quality pair of sneakers – try to avoid shorts with socks and sandals if you can! Depending on your style, experiment with different lengths of shorts, as longer shorts can work well in creating a smarter casual look with jackets and blazers, and can be ideal if you’re going from the beach to more formal occasions – board short styles can be effective, in this context, as can wearing tailored shorts where you can avoid your outfit being too baggy or shapeless.