April 27, 2022 2 min read

  • Now for those of you who don’t skip leg day, when it comes to warm weather, it’s an excuse to show off those quads and calves. But, this often comes at a price, with shorts often proving to be a problematic purchase for numerous reasons. 

    We’re happy to say, there is a solution. 

    We want our TA Athletes to be comfortable and stylish, which is why all of our Shorts are designed with our signature ‘True Muscle Fit’, and we’re giving you the only advice you need this season.

    Here are our best tips for styling shorts, so you just have to worry about turning up as your best self.

    In This Guide, You'll Discover:

    • The Best Time To Wear Shorts
    • How To Style Your Shorts
    • Shorts Outfit Inspiration
    • Shorts Shopping Suggestions

     

    Are Shorts Appropriate?

    We get it. You want to look your best while not overheating. But, are shorts really appropriate?

    The simple framework Art of Manliness has suggested when it’s appropriate to wear shorts:

    1. When there’s a good reason to (temperature, environment, location) and
    2. When you’re not conducting business or attending a formal ceremony/event

     

    Big day in the office? Probably best to skip shorts. Big day date at the lake? Shorts are a yes! 

     

    The Perfect Fit

    For a stylish look, focus on how your shorts fit. One of the founding principles of TAILORED ATHLETE is listening to our Athletes, and there was overwhelming feedback that the perfect pair of shorts should fit just above the knee. It's a flattering, yet comfortable length.

    As for the width, avoid baggy fits with billowy cargo pockets. For a more sophisticated look, aim for tailored shorts that fit you well.

     

    Shorts Outfit Inspiration 

    How to make an outfit with shorts look stylish?

    Levelling up your summer style is about learning to create a proper outfit instead of what you quickly tugged on before leaving the house. Check out the style inspiration below.

     

    1. Wear shorts in an unusual colour or fabric

    Instead of reaching for your standard denim shorts or even your loose-fitting basketball shorts, why not try a different style? To elevate a simple summer outfit. 

    Our 365 Chino Shorts in Sand (above) are designed with our signature 'True Muscle Fit', a stylish alternative to denim shorts and a more comfortable alternative to chino shorts.

    2. Wear Shorts In A Monochrome Outfit
    A super-simple way to elevate your outfit is wearing one colour head to toe Channel your inner Mark Zuckerberg vibes and leave your decision-making energy available for the day ahead. 

    3. Wear Denim Shorts
    Denim shorts are a great way to achieve that classic silhouette of 'jeans and a nice top'. Bonus: your calves can soak in the sun.

    4. Wear Shorts With A Button-Up Shirt
    Of course, you can always wear shorts with a simple t-shirt or polo, but a short-sleeve button-up shirt transforms your style. Try mixing it up with a fresh new colour or adding breathability with bamboo fabric.  

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