Don't just throw on a T-shirt and a pair of shorts this summer. Look your best by following some of the season's best trends. Whether you're going to a music festival or just enjoying a relaxing weekend in the city, these trends will keep your look fresh. And don't forget to accessorize your look with the perfect pair of shades.
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Best trends for summer
The trend: Short shorts
Why it works It’s now okay for guys to wear shorter shorts…as long as they’re not too short. Seven inches is just high enough to show off the results of all those squats at the gym.
Three to try
Club Monaco 7" Maddox shorts, $69.50, at Club Monaco; visit clubmonaco.com
Bonobos washed chino shorts, $68, at Bonobos Guideshop; visit bonobos.com/guideshop) (pictured)
Topman stone chino shorts, $45, at Topman; visit topman.com)
The trend: Ugly sandals
Why it works Sometimes ugly things can actually look good (see: pugs). And this season’s sandals fall into that category: Birkenstocks and athletic sandals are back, whether you like it or not.
Three to try
Topshop Fang chunky sandals, $80, at Topshop; visit topshop.com) (pictured)
Birkenstock black Birko-Flor sandals, $90, at birkenstockusa.com
Opening Ceremony x Teva Universal Hurricane sandals, $90, at Opening Ceremony; visit openingceremony.us)
The trend: Knotty accents
And what you should avoid
Super distressed boyfriend jeans
This so-called trend is perplexing: Why not just wear shorts? Not attractive.
Prints for guys: good. Double helping of prints for guys? Just say no.