A Guide to Wearing Shorts - Are Cargo Shorts Still In?

The style trends in 2018 are filled with a lot of comebacks. We're seeing casual wear with hints of the 90's, with a big emphasis on cargo pants and shorts. Shorts, in general, can be a tricky item to style appropriately, but this year the casual and laid-back style is in. Here's a guide to wearing shorts in 2018.

Colorful Cargos

While cargo shorts will always look classic in shades like khaki and green, this year we're seeing cargos with a little pop of color, like these great ones in berry from Ralph Lauren. Whether you're spending the weekend outdoors with your kids or meeting your date at a new restaurant, cargo shorts can handle it all.

Statement Plaids

Who says shorts have to be boring? This season, bold plaids in cheery colors are making a comeback. If you want to see an example, check out these Nautica shorts in blue plaid. If bright colors are a little too bold for you, an understated plaid in cream and brown hits all the right trendy notes as well.


Some things never go out of style. Classic pleated shorts will always work for the summer season, and this year we are seeing them in a range of colors from pastels to dark navy and brown. This style goes with anything from t-shirts to polos and can be worn for almost any occasion. Try this classic style from Haggar Clothing in khaki or navy.

So as the temperature heats up this summer, don't be afraid to wear those cargo shorts or any of these other great styles. The guide to wearing shorts this season is comfort first. Here at Frank's Big and Tall, we have all the latest styles and trends not only in shorts, but all the necessary pieces for your summer wardrobe. Come visit any of our New Jersey locations in East Brunswick, Ocean Township or Morristown to browse all our summer styles.