Classic fit embroidered Bermuda shorts, $179
First up is Lacoste. It’s the only pair not designed specifically for a workout or a swim but with the cut and light cotton material means it definitely be used for a workout. In a bold green with a woven print you’ll be looking your best doing chin ups at or lunching.
Pastel blue swim shorts, $59.95
Meet new Aussie label Mosmann who are focused on designing shorts that look good and are definitely reliable and comfortable to wear when working out. They’ve replaced the usual think elastic waistband with high quality padding and an inner lining which provides support. This blue pair will keep you looking on trend during your morning surf or for a weekend stroll around the markets.
Surge 5 inch shorts, $69
Our final pick is from is from lululemon athletica who is based around ‘living the sweat life’ and they obviously know how to keep you looking good while doing so. Blue with a subtle black weave print, these shorts are much more stylish than your standard running shorts. Not only will they look great post run they also come with all the running tech you’d expect from lululemon. Think sweat wicking fabric, a comfortable inner liner to keep everything in place and even subtle reflective details for evening runs.
How to pick the right shorts!
We’ve also put together a few pointers to keep in mind when shorts shopping.
Keep it simple
Shorts shouldn’t have too many design gimmicks. Avoid anything fussy such as huge outer pockets or too many zippers etc.
Pick a colour and fit you feel confident in
If pattern isn’t your thing then go plain. After all, the best accessory is confidence. Trying sitting and moving in them to ensure a perfect fit. Remember you’ve got to feel comfortable and confident working out in them too.
Avoid anything heavy and thick
Picking a lighter material will ensure it doesn’t retain too much sweat from your workout. The quick drying factor is also important if you like to have a surf or morning swim.