When it comes to summer separates, there’s nothing more seasonally appropriate than shorts. Our hero picks welcome a multitude of styling opportunities that will embrace both the rise in temperatures and the rise in hemlines. Here, we look at how best to style them for now

Tonal separates offer a refreshing simplicity that treads the line between dressed-up and effortless and translates beautifully to daytime styling. Team a fine knit with softly tailored shorts to keep things relaxed and complete the look with leather flats or try a sporty trainer to embrace the season’s luxe take on athleisure style.

Trend-focused and perfect for evening, an eclectic clash of texture and print becomes altogether wearable when imagined in bold, monochromatic hues. Take your style to new heights with a pair of crystal-studded stilettos and add sharp accompaniments like a mirrored box clutch to really up the impact after hours.

It’s common knowledge that wear-everyday favourites take an elevated turn when imagined in luxe fabrications and it’s the addition of a pair of suede shorts to your wardrobe that will secure your SS16 style status. Balance volumes by wearing a pristine silk blouse loosely over the top and adding a languid long-length trench coat.