Are you shopping for dad this weekend? And you want to perk up his wardrobe, right? Then it's time to get him something unexpected. Don't go for the typical shorts/polo combo - and don't think you're "stepping out of the box" by getting him plaid shorts. This year, really step up his style quotient and get him some cool printed shorts!
With the great selection out there, you'll be able to find something quirky and fun that expresses his personality, and chances are it will already work with a bunch of things in his wardrobe. And if you really want to impress, buy him the whole outfit - he'll be glad you did!
Check out below outfits for inspiration, and click here to visit my "No plaid for dad" Pinterest board, with a whole slew of printed shorts to choose from.
(counter-clockwise from bottom center - click to shop) Busby Dot Shorts by Jack Spade, $165 | Faded Floral Shorts by Club Monaco, $69.50 | Wheel Print Shorts by Club Monaco, $89.50 | Printed Shorts by H and M, $24.95 | Paisley Linen Cotton Shorts by Uniqlo, $29.90 | Linen Cotton Shorts by Uniqlo, $29.90 | Splatter Polka-dot Shorts by Bonobos, $78 | Razor Floral Kent Shorts by French Connection, $78
Need a gentle way to ease dad into printed shorts? These pindot shorts fit the bill - navy background, small white dots, with the occasional red dot for fun. Finish it off with a light blue t-shirt, striped sweater, and red sneakers. Throw in a nautical-inspired leather bracelet and he's set to sail the seven seas! Or at least an evening on the boat.....
Splatter Polka-dot Shorts by Bonobos (see above). Sweater, t-shirt, sneakers by J Crew. Bracelet by Miansai.
Got a dad who loves color? Then paisley printed shorts and a yellow windbreaker are definitely his thing. Keep up the color with a blue henley, navy braided belt, and dark green slip-ons. You’ll definitely be able to find him in a crowd!
Paisley linen cotton shorts by Uniqlo (see above). Jacket by Zara. Henley, belt, espadrilles by J Crew.
Is your dad manly enough for floral shorts? Then he deserves a blazer-worthy pair. With suede oxfords, a khaki blazer and linen shirt, it adds up to an outfit dressy enough for any Father's Day activity. Grab him some cool shades and he's good to go.
Faded floral shorts by Club Monaco (see above). Khaki blazer, linen shirt from Piperlime. Suede oxfords, sunglasses by J Crew.