Everyone is wearing these £35 Arket linen shorts – here’s why

Shorts are undeniably the most versatile summer staple piece you can buy. They go with everything, they’re practical and they look super chic. And if you cast your mind back to summer 2020, you may remember seeing a pair of Arket shorts on the legs of your favourite influencers which quickly sold out due to their extreme popularity.

Fast forward to now, and you’ll be relieved to know that these must-have shorts are officially back for 2021. First spotted on stylish influencer Lucy Williams last year, they’re now all over Instagram – and for good reason.

The linen shorts now come in five colours for all your wardrobe styling needs and at £35 a pop, you can afford to pick up more than one. On sale in black, white, light beige, peach and an off-white/blue stripe, it’s up to you which design you think you’ll get most wear out of – and it may be the hardest decision you make all summer!

beige linen shorts

Linen shorts in Beige, £35, Arket

The super lightweight, breezy shorts are the perfect heatwave buy, meaning next time the hot weather comes rolling around (please be soon), you’ll know exactly what to wear. You could pair them with ribbed vests, printed tees, strappy camis or even crisp shirts for a more grown up look.

black linen shorts

Linen shorts in Black, £35, Arket

Arket describes their shorts as: ‘Crafted from a soft and airy fabric woven from pure linen, these pyjama shorts have a soft feel to the touch. A boxer style with a relaxed fit, detailed with an elasticated waist, drawstring and slanted side pockets.’

stripy linen shorts

Linen shorts in Stripe, £35, Arket

In short (no pun intended), these will be your go-to for when you want to look cool but remain comfy at the same time – oh, and each colourway (apart from white) has a matching £45 linen shirt for ultimate cool co-ord vibes. The shorts come in sizes XS-L and most of them are still available online, although some size/colour combinations have already sold out, so we recommend hopping onto Arket’s website pronto!