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3 WAYS TO SMARTEN UP SHORTS

By Sam Higgins, 23 July 2017

We’re expecting another heatwave, so, after Googling the closest beer garden, pulling on a pair of shorts is the next logical step. The summer switch-up can be harder to nail than you may think, but not to worry – we’re on hand to help with three ways to dial up the style while rocking shorts.
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The double up

First things first, you need a solid pair of shorts that offer enough versatility to be stylishly surrounded by a variety of pieces. These mid-wash denim shorts do just that and, paired up with a matching overhead jacket, you can create a comfy co-ord that’ll replace your tracksuit in summer.
three ways to smarten up shorts asos style advice

Throw on some white socks and a fresh pair of Nike Cortez to complement the bluey hues.
three ways to smarten up shorts asos style advice

The casual look

By midday, when the sun is well and truly beating down, you’re going to want to ditch the more comfy aspect of your kit and focus on surviving the heat stylishly. To start with, swap out the jacket for a simple, fresh white tee.
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Then sling on a colourful cross-body bag, adding a subtle touch of colour as well as a useful vessel for all your essentials while out and about.
three ways to smarten up shorts asos style advice

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The evening attire

To take your summer kit from park to pub garden, there’s a little bit more room for experimentation. Keep the shorts at core of the look, but layer a floral shirt over your white tee for some printed interest.
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Then, when the sun disappears, push things back towards that clean, minimalist look by adding a pastel-pink denim jacket. Finish by throwing on a pair of black plimsolls for a fuss-free finish.

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