Utility Shorts

For a classic yet contemporary summer look, you can’t go wrong with stylish utility shorts. Combining clean lines and cool functionality with a safari vibe, these earthy-toned staples are the perfect counterpoint to bronzed limbs.

Taking their lead from the SS15 catwalks, where the likes of Victoria Beckham and Marc Jacobs embraced the utility trend, high street and high-end brands are offering up the style in spades.

Working particularly well in khaki, we’ll team our pair with soft jersey, silk camis and crisp shirts for an effortless warm-weather look. For the most flattering effect, opt for a nipped-in, tie-waist style (we heart Oasis’ Cargo option) with simple gold jewellery – pure Out Of Africa-style chic.
 

Utility Tie Waist Cargo Shorts, £28 | Oasis

Boyfriend Roll-Up Khaki Shorts Army Jacket Green, £16.99 (were £24.95) | GAP

ButtonSafe Tencel Shorts, £29.50 | Marks and Spencers

Tencel Paperbag Waist Shorts Mineral Grey, £15.99 (were £29.95) | GAP

Soft Pleated Utility Short with Patch Pockets, £15.50 (were £30) | ASOS

Drapey Belted Poplin Shorts, £90 | J.Crew

Verna Stretch Cotton and Linen-Blend Shorts, £115 (were £230) | Isabel Marant

Utility Cargo Short, £17.99 | New Look

Buckle Soft Bermuda Shorts, £34.99 | Mango

Julia Shorts Pink Stitch, £79.11 | Revolve

Khaki Utility Shorts, £90 | Karen Millen 

Utility D-Ring Short, £26 | Vila
 

Marseille Shorts, £40 | Hush

Marseille Shorts, £40 | Hush

Tencel Belted Shorts, £4.99 (were £18) | Marks and Spencer 

Cargo Shorts in Lyocell, £19.99 | H&M

D-Ring Belted Shorts, £34 | Topshop

Bow Flowy Shorts Navy, £29.99 | Mango

Inspiration credits: DailyMail.co.uk, EmiliegGiotti.com, FashionedIt.Wordpress.com