Shorts Style Guide

SUMMER IS HERE and stylist Anna Levak shared her wisdom to help make shorts flattering for every occasion.

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Nightlife
Wide stripe, suede and silk shorts lined the runway for summer 2016. “There’s some really cool statement shorts out there.” Levak suggested a length just above or below the knee, but there are a lot of options so anyone can find the right length. Top off the look with a button-up, a bomber jacket and a loafer to add formality.

Casual Gathering
Warm weather means barbeques and get-togethers where comfort is key. “Nothing says summer like white, white on white or white on cream.” Levak likes the Hampton’s classic looks and opts for a cotton, fitted bottom. The hem should hit right above the knee, but if there’s hesitation on the length, go for longer and roll up the bottom. Pair with a knitwear piece and chic sneakers for a casual vibe.

Getaway Garb
“The athleisure movement that has taken on street style has been addressed in a luxurious way.” Loose, long proportions are ideal for vacation comfort and style. Cargo and khaki shorts, or even a sporty fabric short, are a must-pack. Layer with a hoodie, anorak, stylish baseball cap and hiking boots or sport sandals.