Shorts have gone beyond comfort to become statement pieces.
Fashion brands are incorporating shorts into their collections, and it’s about time you add them to your wardrobe too.
With summer approaching, there’s no better time for shorts than now. They are becoming more popular than ever and the trend isn’t dying down any time soon. Scroll through your social media feeds and I bet you’ll spot some of your favorite celebrities being street-styled in them. A$AP Rocky, for one, hasn’t shied away from them. During his many recent performances in Asia, including the one at MARQUEE Singapore, he was spotted in a pair of VLONE all-star weekend shorts. So, here are three types of shorts to help you get on board the trend.
Type 1: Athleisure
The athleisure trend has been around for quite a while and is here to stay. Its popularity can be attributed to the comfort it brings and the growing fitness lifestyles of many. Usually, there has always been this unspoken rule that anything athleisure should only be worn together. However, we don’t quite agree. The shorts in this list would go perfectly well with streetwear and even shirts, depending on how you style them. In fact, Jonah Hill has been seen pulling off super casual sports shorts with sleek trench coats. So, if you ask us, there are no limits to styling shorts.
Adidas Squadra 17 Shorts
S$24 on JD Sports
The North Face Adventure Shorts
S$75 on JD Sports
Nike Optic Waffle Shorts
S$62 on JD Sports
Type 2: Prints on prints
Print-heavy shorts are becoming extremely popular nowadays, with many brands such as Prada and Tyler the Creator’s Golfwang including them in their collections. Though it might seem a little daunting to pull off such print-heavy fashion items, they could boost your wardrobe greatly once you get the hang of it. Here are 5 different print shorts for you to experiment with and add to your wardrobe.
Nike ACG All Over Print Shorts
S$75 on END
Clot Camo Shorts
S$291.70 at CLOT
Stussy Bleach Nylon Mountain Bottoms
S$155 at END
Aries Animal Print Jersey Bottoms
S$295 at Matchesfashion
Type 3: High fashion
This list would not be complete without some high fashion shorts in the mix. One can expect higher-quality material, unique designs and – naturally – a heftier price tag with designer shorts. Nevertheless, these can add depth to your outfits as they often play with different silhouettes and incorporate different materials that enhance their aesthetics. Here’s an introduction to what high fashion has to offer.
1017 Alyx 9SM Tactical Cargo Bottoms
S$740 at Matchesfashion
Craig Green Rope Cotton Bottoms
S$580 at Matchesfashion
Fear of God Lounge Bottoms
S$658 at CLOT
Which of these shorts would you rock? Let us know in the comments below. Also, show us how you would style shorts by tagging #straatstyle on Instagram – we might even repost some.
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