Shorts are a key staple of your summer wardrobe and versatile whether here in England or overseas. Read on to discover how to style Polo Ralph Lauren’s classic Suffield shorts for sunny barbeques, summer holidays by the sea or unpredictable festival climates.


LOOK ONE: THE FESTIVAL
Polo Ralph Lauren Burberry Brit Gourmet Pierre Louis Mascia

Remaining practical whilst looking effortlessly cool is a festival must and with the right mix of prints and weatherproof essentials you can do just that. A vibrant windbreaker is the perfect light jacket for unpredictable weather whist a cosy sweatshirt works great from day to night. Gourmet’s super chic neutral trainers are a more comfortable option to wellies and will keep you going way into the night. Why not take a look at our festival edit for more ideas.


LOOK TWO: THE BBQ
Polo Ralph Lauren Polo Ralph Lauren Tods PS by Paul Smith

The summer months call for outdoor events and working shorts into smarter looks is essential in the sun. A timeless short-sleeved white shirt and Tods’ quintessential suede driving shoes in bright cobalt blue instantly add a slick sartorial edge to basic shorts. A colour block cardigan such as this from PS by Paul Smith is the ideal cover-up for cooler evenings. If you need some more summer event style ideas, take a look at our online edit.


LOOK THREE: THE BEACH
Polo Ralph Lauren Gucci Emporio Armani DSquared Polo Ralph Lauren

A more formal option than the usual swimming styles, Polo Ralph Lauren’s shorts are ideal to take you from the beach to the bar and can be immediately smartened up with a fresh nautical-inspired striped T-shirt. For the beach, team with casual flip-flops along with classic sunglasses and a statement making towel – just change your accessories before you head out for dinner. For more ideas, you can take a look at our holiday edit.