Men's Shorts for Summer
Though sometimes the fashionistas turn up their noses at shorts, realists know that they can be the most comfortable choice for summer wear. After all, there is no sense in sweltering away in a pair of jeans when you can look equally good in something light and breathable. Shorts are super-short this season for women, but the men's shorts are very fashionable and easy to wear.
Keep in mind a couple of rules when choosing shorts, though. First, don't choose a thick material. It will look bulky and unflattering, not to mention that some of the cooling features will be lost. Linen and cotton/linen blends are the way to go, like these Cargo Shorts from J. Crew ($60). Second, don't take a cue from women's fashions and instead stick with shorts that are above or at the knee. A relaxed fit and a not-too-low rise will increase their wearability, like updated Marc Jacobs Bermuda Shorts ($158). Tees, polos and button-down shirts can be paired with shorts, but try not to match them to the point where it looks like you're wearing a jumpsuit, particularly if either shirt or shorts involve a print. And finally, never wear socks with your shorts and sandals. Please.