Here in New Zealand, it’s no secret that we love our shorts. As soon as the summer weather arrives we switch our pants and jeans for shorts of all styles, regardless of whether we’re working in an office, attending a party or just chilling by the pool.
It’s also no secret that summer in New Zealand is an endless string of parties, BBQs and social events which keep us busy from December through to March. To make dressing for any summer soiree easier than ever, we’ve picked our favourite ensembles from chic menswear label, Academy Brand, so your wardrobe is covered – from the BBQ with friends to your office Christmas event, and everything else in between.
The Christmas Day BBQ with family
This is one of the most special days of the year and hanging out at home with the family is no excuse to slack off in the wardrobe department. A pair of linen shorts are the definition of smart-casual, not to mention uber comfortable for a day of eating, drinking and lounging around with your nearest and dearest. The Marco and Riviera shorts from Academy Brand epitomise effortless summer dressing and are made from 100% linen of the highest quality. Lightweight and soft, these summer staples are guaranteed to be a favourite.
The Office Christmas Event
Who doesn’t wait in eager anticipation all year for the office Christmas party?! It’s the most fun you can have with your workmates and a chance for everyone to socialise without talking shop the whole time. An occasion like this calls for an Academy Brand classic – the chino. Available in a range of colours, the Santiago or Hayman are the chinos of choice when it comes to the Academy Brand range. These are extremely easy to wear and perfect for any work event or similarly smart soiree.
The New Year’s Day Beach Party
Ahh, the first day of a new year – what’s not to love?! Lucky for us, New Year’s Day is usually a beaut of a day, spent outside in the sun and the sea. If you’re lining up a beach or pool party the day-after-the-night-before, you’ll want to make sure you’re kitted out in the comfiest of outfits to see the day through. Look no further than the uber-versatile Volley range from Academy Brand. These drawstring shorts look great, are easy-wearing and smart enough to take you from beach party to poolside drinks and back again.
Academy Brand shorts are made to be layered with a tee and chic linen shirt, for an effortless summer look.To check out the entire Academy Brand collection of stylish shorts, and much more, head over to their website, here.