Trendspotting: The weather may be random but shorts are still a summer essential
It's a risk to wear shorts these days depending on the Irish "summer" weather but if it's a glorious day outside, you'll want to look as stylish as possible.
The fashion gods have decreed that despite their enduring popularity in Ireland, 3/4 length shorts and board shorts are on the way out - in 2012 you'll want to wear your summer shorts just a little above the knee. Hey, don't blame the messenger on that one...
To that end, we want to make sure that you're a step ahead of the rest and we've featured six of our favourite shorts this summer, each in a variety of prices, colours and styles.
Casual Friday's are about to get a lot more casual in the next few weeks, so make sure you're wearing a fancy new pair of shorts to impress the office caíliní with our selections below:
ASOS Cargo Shorts - ASOS €33.94
These shorts by ASOS have been constructed in cotton. They come in a regular fit with a straight leg and a regular rise. The details include: belt loops, top button fly, four front pockets, two slant and two cargo, standard hem and two flap pockets to the reverse. These shorts by ASOS have been styled with plimsolls.
Dr Denim Huburt Cargo Shorts - ASOS €74.66
Hubert shorts by Dr Denim. Constructed in a pure cotton fabric. Featuring a fitted waist, belt loops to the waistband, concealed zip fly with single button closure to front, button-down hip pockets, cargo style, flap pockets to the lower leg, contrast stitch detailing, signature brand patch to the back and button-down, jet pockets to the reverse.
Levi's Standard Chino Shorts - ASOS €81.45
Constructed in cotton twill. Featuring a regular rise with a concealed front fly and button closure, deep side pockets with a welt coin pocket and buttoned pockets to the reverse, contrast stitching and a regular fit.
Bike Embroidered Pattern Shorts - Topman €39.70
Blue shorts with all over bike embroidery pattern.
Purple Chambray Shorts - Topman €37.23
Purple chambrey short with contrast rolled up hems.
Paul Smith Twill Shorts - End Clothing €80.72
Classic 100% cotton twill shorts from Paul Smith featuring two diagonal front pockets, a ticket pocket and two rear patch pockets.