Looking to stand out in the sun with a shorts upgrade? Then take heed of our best shots from the world’s best summer fashion events, snapped by the Urban Spotter. Rather than your standard blue denim shorts, we’ve selected the best alternative shorts looks for the hot weather, featuring everything from grunge to tailored.
Before that big dying star stops gracing us with its glowing presence, why not make the most of it and match the brightness with statement shorts? Co-ordinated tops and bottoms can be recreated with the exclusive Hype x LSU (Malawi children charity) collection, with 20% of each item going to help orphaned kids.
White reflects heat, so it keeps you cool. And to make it a double whammy, they also make you look cool. The colour also works with a multitude of styles too, from a decadent premium Hamptons look to East London inspired gritty streetwear.
From loungewear to cargo to ripped denim, grunge is all about taking unexpected casual wear that nobody thought of wearing and making it into an underground trend. But we think they need to stop being so selfish and give up their looks to the masses. SHARING IS CARING, GUYS!
You could look like a summer gentleman, you could look like a Catholic school kid. There’s a fine line between nailing and failing a tailored shorts look, but these guys effortlessly pull it off. For night time parties opt for chino shorts and a camel blazer, and for casual days go for a jersey blazer with textured shorts.
Summer barbecues added a few pounds to your already protruding beer belly? Then technical shorts are the answer. We’ve taken the best attributes of sports shorts such as loose fits, lighter materials and elasticated waistbands, making for great loungewear. Or you could actually play sports in them. Up to you.