From linen to tailored, these are the shorts you'll want to live in this summer.

Temperatures are soaring, the knitwear is getting packed away, which means finally — finally! summer is here

But as tempting as it is to hit the beach and lay in the sand, we need to talk about summer dressing, because it isn’t as effortless as it looks. Sure, you can throw on a dress and call it a day, but what about the times when you want something a little … different? What do you wear then?

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It’s easy to look polished and put together in autumn and winter. The absence of sweat and thigh chafing does wonders when it comes to appearing like you have your entire life together. 

In summer however, our hair is going to war with humidity and our hands are busy swatting flies from our face — hardly the picture of perfection.


But that doesn’t mean that we become a lost cause during the warmer months. One of my fave staple items are shorts: the denim kind, the linen variety and ones that are more structured.

Not only does it help us cool off, but they’re just so versatile. So, if you’re looking for one (or a few) pairs of shorts for the months ahead, then take a look at our favourite picks.

By Johnny Pipe Step Embroidered Shorts, $240.

Image: BY JOHNNY, The Iconic.


Abrand Venice Shorts Britt, $119.95.

Image: A Brand, The Iconic.


The Fated Mimmi Shorts, $89.95.

Image: The Fated, The Iconic. 

Cotton On Haven Shorts, $39.99.

Image: Cotton On, The Iconic.


Witchery Yarn Dye Linen Short, $129.95.

Image: Witchery, The Iconic.


P.E Nation Cyper Shorts, $119.

Image: P.E Nation, The Iconic.

City Chic Spring Corset Short, $89.95.

Image: City Chic.


Cotton On Curvy Relaxed Denim Short, $39.99.

Image: Cotton On.


Autograph Fly Front Cotton Shorts, $40.

Image: Autograph.

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