5 Days, 5 Ways: How to Wear Printed Shorts

5 Days, 5 Ways: How to Wear Printed Shorts

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By Gabi Meyers | Last Updated: Jun 16 2023 | 2 min read

The Farmer’s Almanac marks summer’s end as September 22nd, but we all know the hot weather can linger even longer. Meaning? Summer essentials will stay…well, essential for at least another couple months.

While us ladies are blessed with the option of easy, “throw on and go” dresses – specifically of the no contact-mumu variety, guys have less options. Thankfully, there is one hot-weather hero to save every stylish guy’s wardrobe: the printed short. Printed shorts allow your knees to breathe and can add enough visual interest to a t-shirt and sneaker outfit to make it look like you did more than fasten one button and slide one zipper.

Below, how to wear printed shorts five ways:

THE PRINTED SHORT: Faherty, $130

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SG Says: The slim fit of these lightweight, breathable linen-blend shorts with a hibiscus flower print keeps the look sophisticated, not loud.



shirt: Ralph Lauren, $225 | belt: Rag & Bone, $175 | watch: Ted Baker, $145

shoes: Cole Haan, $200 | briefcase: Cole Haan, $450 | cologne: Nasomatto, $185

SG Says: Pair your tailored pieces with a printed short for an easy breezy, work-inspired look.



shirt: Bonobos  | shoes: Rivieras  | backpack: Fjallraven

hat: Scala | sunscreen: Jack Black 

SG Says: Keep it simple with a few of our summer favorites, namely, that short-sleeve henley and those espadrilles.


polo: 1901 | bomber: H&M | sunglasses: Le Specs

espadrilles: H&M | wallet: J.Crew

SG Says: Layer up with a lightweight bomber in a summer-ready neutral hue like sand.


   tee: Lands’ End | jacket: Rag & Bone | shoes: Vans | socks: Stance 

sunglasses: Komono | bag: United by Blue | bracelet: Giles & Brother

SG Says: We’re very into tall socks with slip-on sneakers this summer. With the slim-fit shorts and a neutral pocket tee, the vibe is more grown up than the teenage skater memories that may be swirling in your head.


sweater: Wood Wood | shirt: Gitman | loafer: Cole Haan

glasses: Warby Parker | pomade: Hanz de Fuko  

SG Says: Layer a button-down over a long-sleeve for a dinner outdoors.

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Want to see more summer style? We show you even more ways to wear prints and how to wear white jeans and boat shoes five ways.

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Gabi Meyers went from Team SG's first-ever intern to a trusted fashion editor and stylist. She currently lives in Chicago with a very cute dog.