It may not seem real, but warmer days are soon upon us. So you'll be looking to bring out your shorts, or update your short collection. But have you ever considered chino shorts? A staple that can take you through a variety of events and is adaptable to formalities, it's a versatile piece that every guy needs in his wardrobe. Here's our guide on why it should be your wardrobe staple.
Chino shorts provide the perfect balance between comfort and sophistication. They can be worn in a wider range of situations than a more casual style of shorts; from a formal working lunch to a barbeque in your best mate's back garden. Their simplicity means that one pair of shorts can be styled in numerous different ways, and worn to a whole host of events, each time appearing like a new pair. For the most part, chino shorts come in a single block color; although there are some patterned pairs out there for those who like to add something a little jazzier. If you opt for a plain pair, then you've got a lot of freedom as to how you style them; T-shirts, vests, shirts and polo shirts are all an option, as well as flip-flops, trainers, loafers and slip-ons. A patterned pair will work better with other pieces from the same color scheme. As for length, you've got two options: above the knee and mid-thigh length. The shorter length is better left for once the sun decides to pay us a visit, whilst longer ones can be worn in these awkward in-between season months.
There's plenty of room for chino shorts in your everyday wardrobe. Whether you’re running errands or going to the pub, if you pair them with a simple T-shirt and a pair of plimsolls, then you've got a comfy yet stylish outfit. A graphic or pocket T-shirt are both good options if you want to keep your look relaxed. Converse are the ultimate comfort shoe for when you're going to be on your feet all day. Sunglasses are another necessity for everyday wear, so make sure to invest in a durable pair that will go with everything.
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