I Tried On H&M's Easy Yet Sophisticated Linen Shorts—3 Ways I'll Wear Them This Summer

There's a lot of joy to be found in getting dressed. Putting together an outfit that makes you feel confident, comfortable and chic can get your day started on the right foot. But truthfully, when summer rolls around and brings weddings, parties and holidays to think about, my everyday style is focused on one thing: ease.

With everything else going on, I'm hunting for the most relaxed pieces that can blend seamlessly into various looks, keep me comfortable throughout the increased temperatures and give a stylish edge to finish it all off. It sounds like a lot to ask of one piece, but H&M's Linen-Blend Pull-On Shorts (£19) have proven they're up to the task.

Woman in green shirt, black shorts, sunglasses, handbag

(Image credit: @florriealexander)

A best-selling pair of shorts for the high-street brand, I figured it was high time I found out what all the fuss was about. And truthfully, I can see the appeal. Featuring a comfortable elastic waistband, adjustable tie waist and light material, these make for the perfect summer shorts. For reference, I chose a size small and am about 5'2". I've always been a fan of a longer short length, considering both wearability and the elegant edge it brings when shorts hit a little closer to the knee.

The linen-blend fabric is lightweight enough for even the warmest days and features a cuffed hem, which is the exact kind of detail that adds a premium feel to high-street pieces. Immediately when trying them on I was thinking of various ways to wear them, from shopping days in the city to laid-back holiday looks. These a pair that will make getting dressed this summer that much easier.

Keep scrolling to explore three ways I'm styling H&M's Linen-Blend Pull-On Shorts this summer, and shop more H&M linen shorts.

1. Coffee Dates

Woman wearing green shirt, black shorts, ballet flats, handbag

(Image credit: @florriealexander)

Style Notes: Even though they're seriously comfortable, there's a definite sophistication in the length and the turned-up hem of these shorts. Dress them up with a classic button-down linen shirt and contemporary ballet flats for coffee dates this summer.

Shop the Look:

2. Beach Days

Woman wearing stripe waistcoat, linen shorts, sandals, basket bag

(Image credit: @florriealexander)

Style Notes: I always take easy cover-up options when heading to the beach so I can quickly pull together an outfit for a beach-side lunch or stroll along the sand. Slip the shorts shorts and a cute knit over your swimwear to stay cool yet stylish in the heat.

Shop the Look:

3. Shopping Trips

Woman wearing white cap, blue top, black shorts, blue trainers

(Image credit: @florriealexander)

Style Notes: Shopping trips mean a lot of changing rooms and walking around, so pull-on bottoms and comfortable trainers remain my go-tos. Add an easy tank top into the mix in a bold shade to celebrate the brighter days ahead.

Shop the Look:


Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.