Shorts are a pretty obvious wardrobe choice come summer – which – theoretically means that they should be easy enough pull off. The reality however always proves to be a little trickier. First there’s the length. How much is too much? Too high and you risk overexposure, too low and you’re lost in billowing fabric (just above the knee is our tip). Then, even if you’ve mastered the fit there’s pattern colour and pairings to consider. From dressing down tailored shorts to dressing up swimshorts, we show you how to master wearing a summer staple.