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Can you match combat shorts?

I know, I know. How can I even mention combat shorts after so many shirts and suits? Yes.

Sometimes you need a break. Maybe you want to wear simple jeans and a white t-shirt, maybe you want to try something new.

How about a military summer look?

Combat shorts are the first step. Don’t be fooled that it’s easy to match them. It only becomes easy once you learn how. It all starts with a pair of combat shorts such as these:

The first outfit that comes to mind is an olive green t-shirt. You don’t want a camouflage t-shirt because you’re not going to war but you DO need to repeat some of the colors on your shorts.

If you can’t find and olive green t-shirt, go ahead and wear a khaki one. Make sure it doesn’t have any patterns on it.

Next off, add a razor pendant such as this one:

photo: kaboodle.com

And finally, wear a pair of flip-flops, sneakers or plimsolls.

Don’t go for either black or white as it will ruin the whole combination. Instead, play around with the colors on your combat shorts and try to repeat them in your outfit.

When you should or shouldn’t wear combat shorts

It goes without saying that you should wear these only in super-casual situations. Think a walk on the beach or at a barbecue. Don’t wear them if you’re going to restaurants or night-clubs, even if it’s going to be just you and your friends.


OK, this is the simplest outfit I can think of if you’re thinking about trying a military look. Once you get this handled, the next step (as you can imagine) is to try and variate. Maybe add a silver bracelet to match the pendant. maybe you want a different color on your t-shirt.

Up to you, just remember to take it one step at a time.

George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based in the UK, George enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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