Is there a topic more fitting to discuss right now on The Style Guide than how to wear shorts this spring? I’d wager that no, there’s not. Now that we’re flipping our calendars into May, it’s time to think about how exactly you’re going to dress for warm weather — and we’re going all in. By that, I mean considering how you’re going to swap out your denim or chinos — at least on occasion. And that’s where today’s #OOTD comes into play. We’re giving you the scoop on the best way to wear your new favorite shorts for warm weather. You know, the kind of warm weather that calls for park strolls, rooftop beers and long days doing … well, nothing at all. It’s tough to misstep with a classic pair of shorts and complementary essentials, from a vintage-inspired short-sleeve shirt to a durable jacket for breezy spring (and summer) nights. Hopefully, you won’t have to break out said jacket that often, though. Before we give you the rest of the basics, remember this: In an ideal world, your stylish shorts are cut above the knee and ditch the cargo pockets in favor of a slim, streamlined fit. With that in mind, today’s #OOTD has darn near everything you need to rule spring and summer. Music festivals, barbeques, bar crawls … they’re all no match for your new favorite shorts.
- The Shirt: Penfield Mahoney Shirt, $69.98 — A stylish camp collar shirt, with its throwback design roots and easygoing style, belongs in your wardrobe this spring. The Penfield Mahoney Shirt is the one to buy.
- The Jacket: Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket, $188 — Will you absolutely need the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket? If the weather holds, then … no. But if it turns breezy or rain, you’ll be glad you’re wearing this stylish spring jacket.
- The Sneakers: SeaVees Hermosa Plimsoll Sneakers, $62.98 — Classic white canvas sneakers like the SeaVees Hermosa Plimsoll are going to go with many a warm-weather outfit … including this one.
- The Watch: About Vintage 1815 Chronograph, $349 — Although this outfit leans casual, a timeless leather watch with a slightly dressy design is going to add a crisp finishing touch to this ensemble.
- The Belt: Beltology Radius Woven Belt, $60 — A textured navy belt from Beltology lends some laidback, off-duty appeal to this outfit.
- The Cap: Corridor NYC Washed Canvas Cap, $55 — You can throw on this stylish, well-made Corridor NYC Washed Canvas Cap as you head out the door … or just leave it at home. Your call. It’ll look great, though — trust me.
- The Sunglasses: Sunski Yubas Sunglasses, $55 — More unique than aviators and with a dash of bohemian style thrown in, the Sunski Yubas Sunglasses are bound to be a spring & summer go-to.
When you’re searching for the perfect pair of shorts to wear for spring and summer, the Katin Cove Shorts should likely top your list. With a tailored cut, a unique color and easily breathable fabric, the Katin Cove Shorts are an ideal match when teamed up with a few new favorites, like the casually cool Sunski Yubas Sunglasses and the barbeque-ready Penfield Mahoney Shirt. When you add in a timeless leather watch from About Vintage to the mix, you’re set for situations that lean more laidback or more formal. And accessories like the extremely well-made Corridor NYC Washed Canvas Cap lend some “classic spring and summer weekend” appeal to this ensemble, too. It also goes without saying that the SeaVees Hermosa Plimsoll are a great bet on the sneaker front, what with their crisp-yet-casual design. Top it off with the Taylor Stitch Ojai Jacket for unbeatable style that works on breezy nights or warm days quite easily. Wearing shorts doesn’t have to be a chore, and it doesn’t have to look silly — are you on board now? Start with the Katin Cove Shorts and you’re more than primed for shorts-wearing season.
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