The Easy Summer Item Fashion People Turn to When It's Super Hot

The past few summers have been all about basics, whether it was the perfect tracksuit, the ultimate white tee or the most versatile throw-on dress. This adoration for all things classic also brought about a renewed love for shorts, specifically linen shorts, and the obsession that started a couple of years ago has well and truly continued into this season. Holidays are back on the cards (if your flight isn't cancelled, that is), and summer in the city brings more exciting calendar opportunities. This comfortable wardrobe hero is sure to back you up, no matter the occasion.

Best linen shorts



With its breathable and light texture, linen is exactly the sort of fabric you want to be wearing when the temperature rises and you need something to carry you from sofa to desk to a picnic date with ease. Typically, this style comes in neutrals, such as white, beige and black, and while there are plenty of these low-key buys about this year, there is also a good selection of bright colours and feel-good prints for those who want them. 

When it comes to styling, I recommend sticking to simple separates. A linen shirt will also make for a fun pairing, as will a boxy tee or a tank top. More tailored iterations will also lend themselves to more polished blouses or blazers for when you crave a smarter finish. 

Best linen shorts



Ready to go? Scroll down to shop what is sure to be summer 2022's hardest-working staple. 

Shop my linen-shorts edit:

Such a chic and grown-up option.

A pair of pleat-front shorts for that preppy vibe.

The turn-ups and fabric belt make these a little more interesting than your average.

Who says your linen shorts have to be plain? These amazing patchwork ones really stand out.

This zesty orange is so joyful.

Paper-bag waists are so good for anyone who struggles to find styles that fit a small-waist-bigger-hips ratio.

Looking for a sophisticated work option? These, and the matching blazer, will do nicely.

Add a Breton and espadrilles for the full Parisian summer vibe.

ASOS Curve has a great selection of shirt-and-shorts sets.

These elegant shorts come in four different colours.

Great with a co-ordinating crop top but equally strong with a plain white tee.

For a sporty spin, check out Pangaia's linen shorts in multiple colourways.

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This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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