Sorry to the outdated shorts in my closet, but you’re about to get the boot. They may be a summertime staple but that doesn’t mean they’re not subject to the whims of the fashion cycle just like any other article of clothing. From fabric and finishing to silhouette and cut, shorts trends tend to change with every passing summer.
As for summer 2021, I did some reflecting to determine the shorts that feel the freshest right now and will continue to dominate into next season and, consequently, which trends I’ve grown tired of in my own closet (and am in the process of clearing out). From denim shorts to boxers, continue on to find out the five outdated shorts trends that are on the decline and five that couldn’t feel fresher.
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