These £35 Influencer-Approved Shorts Are a Summer Staple

Last year, Lucy Williams posted a photo of herself on Instagram wearing Arket's of-the-moment elastic-waist shorts. After seeing the image, I immediately clicked over to the brand's website, desperate to get a pair of my own, knowing full well they'd become a hero summer item I'd wear all season long. To my disappointment, the staple had already sold out in several colours. 

Thankfully, Arket knows a thing or two about keeping its customers happy, as this year, the label has restocked the popular item in black, light beige and striped blue. Aida of Basics Touch and Rachael of Bubbly Aquarius have already worn them, proving the shorts are indeed a hot commodity among influencers. 

Though they are certainly an expensive-looking staple, the shorts retail for a very affordable £35, and given their versatility, I have already thought of about 35 ways I'd like to wear them—for starters, with a matching linen shirt, a racer tank and my Superga sneakers like Lucy Williams's outfit. So whether you're at home, at your local park or even venturing to the beach this summer, a pair of elastic-waist linen shorts is the wear-anywhere staple that will see you through almost all occasions.

Keep scrolling to see how influencers are wearing Arket’s linen shorts, and then shop the staple below. 

How Influencers Are Styling Arket's Linen Shorts

Proof that a racer vest and linen shirt will go a long way this summer. 

Arket Linen Shorts: Best Summer Shorts

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@aida.bdji

Keep layers light for the perfect heatwave outfit. 

A chic way to channel monochromatic colours. 

They look great with short-sleeve shirts. 

Arket Linen Shorts: Best Summer Shorts

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@honeybelleworld

They also loan themselves well to styling with oversized tops and sweatshirts. 

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These are so easy to dress up or down. 

This co-ord will make getting dressed in a heatwave so much easier. 

Blue and white stripes will always be a classic style investment. 

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There will be no gaping at the back with this elasticated waist. 

I’d wear this pair with a blue-striped shirt and tan accessories. 

I’d like to re-create this outfit in its entirety. 

I really rate M&S linen, and these shorts will come in handy this summer. 

H&M is another hot spot I frequent for affordable linen staples.

Longline shorts have also been given the linen treatment. 

Imagine these shorts with a bright-green shirt. 

For a more formal look, try pairing your linen shorts with a blazer. 

This pair comes in a handful of chic colours. 

Perfect for the beach or for the city. 

If you subscribe to the athleisure aesthetic, these are these linen shorts for you. 

Look for details like mother-of-pearl buttons to elevate your linen shorts. 

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