The Fashion Memo

Everybody’s wearing shorts

Chic shorts with serious urban appeal


It’s official: after being spotted on a number of the industry’s most discerning dressers, shorts are back – in a big way. This season, designers across the board have been experimenting with cut and proportion, creating pretty yet practical shorts that are endlessly wearable. In recent years, the cycling short has become a firm favourite amongst the street-style set. Follow in the perennially chic footsteps of Ilenia Toma and give yours a sophisticated spin by pairing them with an oversized shirt cinched at the waist with a statement belt. If it’s something more office-appropriate that you’re after, wide-legged basketball shorts reimaged in black leather are a sure-fire way to overhaul your 9-to-5 look. Follow NET-A-PORTER Senior Fashion Market Editor Libby Page’s lead and layer a sleeveless jacket over a crew neck T-shirt for a sleek look that is smart enough to command attention in the boardroom. Or, for an effortless off-duty outfit, take your styling cues from Sylvie Mus and look to cult denim labels FRAME and RE/DONE for longline denim shorts. Finish with an oversized blazer and top handle bag for a hi/lo look that is sure to turn heads.


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