The Anti-Denim Shorts Trend People in London Are Wearing on Repeat

As a fashion editor I can’t help but tune into the trends that the people around me are gravitating towards. And, having spent the majority of the season so far in London, I’ve come to identify a particular trend that’s taking over the streets more and more each day. As we’ve seen the temperatures start to climb, fashion people all around me have been swapping their favourite weightier denim shorts for lightweight, blue striped pairs instead.

vdarduoAGh795j8fugjomj 320 80

Composed of breathable cottons or linens, the blue striped shorts trend has been taking off around the capital this summer. Naturally comfortable—these pairs are typically designed with an elasticated waistband and soft, supple fabric that makes them adjacent to mens boxers—these shorts allows for a relaxed finish that makes heatwave dressing all the more appealing.

fGcn3Qf5Ct7sbXQP9vJ4tW 320 80

Whilst we’ve seen long and tailored styles take of this season, their informal sisters, boxers and bloomer shorts, are having a moment, too. And as the fashion set embraces a more comfortable way of dressing for the higher temperatures we’re now experiencing, blue striped shorts fit the brief.

Embracing friction in their everyday ensembles, I’ve spotted people wearing the trend with pointed kitten heels and tall strappy sandals, contradicting the casual energy of the shorts and giving their outfit an eclectic, cool mood in the process. Equally, I’ve seen the trend styled to great effect with sporty trainers, pretty ballet flats and comfortable clogs.

M7QJ4ZXNwDWeQkq4sXCsyA 320 80

Inspired to invest in a pair myself, I’ve scouted the market to bring you the best shopping options for the blue striped shorts trend, which you’ll find below.