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STYLING

HOW TO WEAR TRANSITIONAL SHORTS

By Lakeisha Goedluck, September 9, 2018

If you’re gearing yourself up to pack away your favorite pair of shorts till next year, then think again — rocking your mid-lengths mid-season is a solid look. To pull off the aesthetic, take a look at the styling tips below to give your shorts longevity.

A model wearing ASOS 4505 shorts, a striped shirt, visor, cross-body bag and hi-top trainers | ASOS Style Feed

Popping patterns

As far as the weather’s concerned lately, it’s a toss-up every day to determine if it’ll be warm, cold, or somewhere in-between. We’re an optimistic bunch here at ASOS, so a "dress for the weather you want" approach is how we’re living. On the days when the sun decides to make
A model wearing a striped shirt and a visor | ASOS Style Feed

an appearance, make sure to crack out your most in-your-face pair of shorts. Channel those bygone summer vibes and pair them with a striped short-sleeved shirt. A black visor, cross-body bag and hi-top kicks will balance out the look.

A model wearing a colour-block track jacket, denim shorts, chunky trainers, a bucket hat and a bum bag | ASOS Style Feed

Streetwear steez

Since last fall/winter, the sartorially savvy have been backing all things '90s. To emulate the streetwear aesthetic of the decade, dad-style denim shorts are a must. Don a color-block track jacket like this one from retro sportswear giant

An ASOS model wearing a bucket hat and a track jacket | ASOS Style Feed

Champion, and throw in a bucket hat in the same colors as your outer layer. On foot, opt for a pair of standout chunky sneakers and switch up the sartorial status quo by wearing your fanny pack in the traditional way.

An ASOS model wearing a diamond-knit jumper, bucket hat, Obey shorts and socks and sandals| ASOS Style Feed

Jump on it

For the ultimate example of transeasonal dressing, look no further. A sweater-and-shorts combo may appear a little mismatched at first, but it’s the best option for when it’s temperate outside. Go for a heritage-style

An ASOS model wearing a diamond-print jumper and a bucket hat | ASOS Style Feed

diamond-knit sweater and pick a contrasting pair of shorts to signify that you’re not ready to let your vibrant summer gear go just yet. Sandals and socks will look slick but keep your feet protected and an on-trend bucket hat won’t go amiss.

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