No items divide people quite like shorts, as many people have the item on their ultimate no-no list and prefer to wear skirts and dresses in summer. I myself am not really a shorts person. I have always struggled to find the right length and only tend to wear them on holiday. Fashion buyers have been anticipating that shorts are going to become more popular this season thanks to the prominence of Bermuda shorts on the runways. However, with the unprecedented shifts to our lifestyles, there is a new demand for a different kind of shorts—runners in tracksuit fabrics.

For when it gets too hot to wear loungewear, one of the most comfortable items you can wear for summer at home is a pair of shorts in either linen, sweatshirt or jersey fabrics. If you want a pair of basic shorts to act in place of jogging bottoms, I’d recommend you head to Weekday or Topshop. For something a little jazzier, I’m quite taken with Ganni’s leopard and floral prints. 

Keep scrolling to see how to style these throw-on shorts and our edit of favourites below.

These are proving popular already. 

If lemon isn’t for you, they come in lots more colours. 

Arket’s linen is really beautiful. 

Trust Ganni to make the jazziest shorts going. 

Pair with a sweatshirt for a summery spin on loungewear.

The longer length will appeal to many. 

A smarter take on sporty shorts. 

Weekday is another favourite for casual shorts. 

Tie-dye is so popular right now. 

Linen is perfect for summer. 

These would look great with chunky sandals. 

A more tailored fit. 

If you’re after something simple. 

We told you tie-dye was popular. 

You could wear these as pyjama shorts too. 

Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring and summer 2020.

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