Summer shorts

Summer shorts. Summer and shorts. They just go together don’t they, like strawberries and cream, Kim and Kanye, coconut and lime, eggs and avocado…okay, you get our drift!

Summer shorts – you need them in your life/wardrobe/suitcase!

We’re focusing on short summer shorts – the only type you need on holiday, and be brave and wear them at home too. Show off your legs, get some sun about you, and embrace summer shorts fully!

Let’s start with some patterned shorts – add a bit of print to your summer shorts for some holiday fun.

Pretty sequinned geo print shorts from Dorothy Perkins @ BHS (£40) are super chic for summer evenings. H&M’s white lace shorts (£14.99) are summery, and subtle. Their red tie-front floral print pair are super-cute (£12.99). At White Stuff, the pretty print on grey is summery subtle (£35). At Debenhams, choose flouncy beach shorts in a pink neon flower print from Floozie by FrostFrench (£25), or floral multi-coloured chevron stripes by Red Herring (£26). We love these shorts!

summer shorts pattern


If plain suits you better than patterned, that’s fine. Choose from denim, chino style, or floaty fabric, and with trims or without. New Look’s denim embroidered high waist shorts (£22.99) are festival perfect, as are JOY’s denim Urban Bliss pom-pom detail pair (£25). At White Stuff choose yellow linen (£35) or khaki chino style with polka turn-ups (£29.95).

Floaty khaki drawstring shorts from JOY (£32, Valley of the Dolls) are super chic for day or night. As are New Look’s black embroidered pair (£17.99).

summer shorts plain

Blue is an on-trend summer shade this summer, and there are loads of cute blue summer shirts to choose from.

Denim high-waisted at H&M look fantastic paired with a black blouse, and this acid wash style are super-chic (£12.99). Red Herring @ Debenhams’ denim ombre and ripped style are also fab (£30), and White Stuff’s denim with turn-ups have a more traditional feel to them (£35). H&M’s elastic waist broderie anglaise scallop hem shorts are on our holiday wishlist (£14.99), as are their blue floaty stripe style (£12.99). And we do love the Reger by Janet Reger @ Debenhams navy lace pair (£25).

Summer shots blue

Finally, stripes. Who doesn’t love stripes, and they look great on shorts. Horizontal stripes navy, mustard and muted rust (£19.99, H&M) are a great evening pair for your holiday – just add a slinky vest and killer heels. Crochet shorts from New Look (£12.99) in a pretty two-tone fiery orange shade are festival-ready. New Look’s cream striped loose shorts with tassel tie are an easy summer style (£14.99), and their belted grey stripes are slightly more formal (£14.99). Their pink, black and white striped pair (£14.99) are slightly longer and would suit a wedge. Team with a jacket and a simple top for an alternative wedding look.

Summer shorts striped