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5 Outfits to Wear with Khaki Chino Shorts

You won't want to eat these shorts

By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: May 18 2020

Okay, Memorial day weekend is going to look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t welcome the summer season with a proper warm weather outfit. Like say, a cool outfit with khaki chino shorts?

Like chino pants, a pair of khaki chino shorts is a total men’s style classic.

If you were to go bare minimum on your shorts wardrobe, a khaki pair of chino shorts would seamlessly get you through every summer situation. (sidebar: the world of shorts is far too vast and interesting to do that. But if you absolutely had to…)

Summer means shorts, and a khaki chino pair is appropriate for every warm weather occasion.

MONDAY

polo: Lacoste | Bomber: Scotch & Soda Slip-Ons: The Hill-Side

Wear it well: A bomber jacket is a great dressier option for a light layer. The shine says, “I’m making an effort” while the cozy fit says, “…but just enough.”

TUESDAY

denim jacket: Levi’s | espadrilles: Soludos

Wear it well: A fun pair of espadrilles really takes your summer wardrobe up a notch.

The casual slip-on shoe is perfect for when you want to add personality to an outfit without resorting to sneakers or a boat shoe.

 WEDNESDAY

sweatshirt: Saturdays NYC | bracelet: Miansai

Wear it well: Elevate your chino shorts outfit with a button-front shirt and luxe leather accessories.

The thicker sole on the lace-up shoes makes them more casual, which means, yes, they totally make sense with shorts instead of pants.

THURSDAY


sneakers: Vans | backpack: Poler

Wear it well: Go bright with a mix of yellows, then keep things balanced in the rest of your outfit with more subdued navy and neutrals.

FRIDAY

boat shoes: Bass | cap: Obey

Wear it well: Yes, a boat shoe. Black feels a little less expected than brown, but still gives you the classic summer outfit vibes you’re after.

And don’t forget the sunscreen!

Shop #SGapproved chino shorts for guys

Abercrombie & Fitch, $49

Why we like them: Under fifty dollars for a pair of shorts that wash up surprisingly well? What’s not to like?

Bonobos, $78

Why we like them: The fit and feel of these Bonobos shorts will remind you of their Weekday Warrior chinos. You’ll look put together without feeling too dressed up.

Save Khaki, $95

Why we like them: The drawstring waist on these twill shorts from Save Khaki makes them feel a little more casual. AKA, fun for summer. Wear them with a polo shirt for a “rich guy in an ’80s movie just getting off work from his country club gig” kind of vibe.

Want to see more ways to wear the items featured in this article? See 5 ways to wear a crewneck sweatshirt, denim jacket and minimal sneaker.