STYLE Published: May 14, 2019 Updated: May 21, 2019  |  WORDS: Staff

It’s hotter, go shorter: 3 types of shorts you need now

Shorts have gone beyond comfort to become statement pieces.

Ian Connor and Virgil Abloh head to fashion week in Off White shorts.
Vogue

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

Jonah Hill mixes menswear with sportswear.
GQ

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

Adidas and the 3 stripes
Spruce up your wardrobe with the 3 stripes detail.
JD Sports

The North Face Adventure Shorts
S$75 on JD Sports

North Face creates the perfect grey shorts
The subtle details make this the perfect pair of bottoms.
JD Sports

Nike Optic Waffle Shorts
S$62 on JD Sports

Nike Waffle Shorts
The subtle waffle pattern completes the look.
JD Sports

 

Type 2: Prints on prints

A$AP Rocky shows how to pull off pattern-heavy trousers
Looklive

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

The Nike ACG mixes both design and function.
End Clothing

Clot Camo Shorts
S$291.70 at CLOT

Clot updates the classic camo print.
Clot

Stussy Bleach Nylon Mountain Bottoms
S$155 at END

Stussy experiments with bleach to create these one-of-a-kind trousers.
End Clothing

Aries Animal Print Jersey Bottoms
S$295 at Matchesfashion

Aries creates the perfect statement piece.
Matches fashion

 

Type 3: High fashion

Designer shorts come in all shapes and forms.
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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

Alyx Studio’s modern take on cargo shorts.
Matches Fashion

 

Craig Green Rope Cotton Bottoms
S$580 at Matchesfashion

Craig Green uses ropes to elevate the look of these bottoms.
Matches Fashion

Fear of God Lounge Bottoms
S$658 at CLOT

The lounge shorts offers a combination of style and comfort.
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.

Featured image: He Spoke Style

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