If there’s a movie that can encapsulate the spirit of Delhi, it’s 500 Days Of Summer (and we’re not talking about the plot). As the temperature skyrockets to well over 40 degrees, we can’t help but throw our denims and jeggings into dusty trunks and score ourselves some cool summer shorts in cotton and linen. You can join in the shopping too.
Hot Pant Heaven: Summer Is Here And So Is Our Shorts Guide
If you've ever shopped from AJIO, you know that they have a really good collection of western wear, ethnic wear, footwear, as well as accessories for both men and women. In most cases, online shopping is 70% (endless) browsing, 20% zoning out, and 10% is adding products to your cart. And trust us, with the sun on top of our heads, and severe heat waves hitting us, wasting your time in browsing is the last thing you'd want to do.
You must check out AJIO's collection of shorts for both men and women. They have a comfy range, in 100% cotton, of high rise pleated shorts and floral shorts for women. For men, they have cargo shorts, printed shorts, and the athleisure kinds.
Price: INR 500 onwards
- Upwards: ₹ 700
If you’re okay stepping out in the heat (before it gets unbearable), then there’s no better place than Sarojini Nagar for comfy summer shorts at super low prices. You can get everything from running shorts, denim shorts, cargo shorts, high waisted shorts to the dressier variety, provided you have the patience.
Don’t forget to pick up their night shorts, which you can score for INR 50. Whee.
However, we suggest you plan your trips to very carefully, and stick to e-commerce till the pandemic subsides.
Price: Starting at INR 150
Nearest Metro Station: INA (yellow line), or Sarojini Nagar (pink line).
I, personally, am not the biggest fan of Shein's winterwear as most of their products are light, flimsy, or see-through. Which is what makes me go back to it during summers! Shein has a perpetual discount offer/ sale on almost all days of the year. The last time we checked, they had over 300+ kinds of shorts of every kind- casual, semi formal, formals, floral, graphic, etc. Although their collection looks great, I suggest that you make a transaction only after checking the product details and sizes carefully. Also, the men's collection here may not be as good as the women's.
Price: Starting at INR 350
If you're a fashionista and you love your comfort, then we're sure Zara is your go-to shopping spot. Priced a tad high, Zara has apparel that is extremely comfortable, stylish, good quality, and long-lasting. You can head to any of their stores in the city and you will get a variety of summery and breezy tops and shorts here. Their range of designs, colors and styles caters to a wider audience.
Price: Starting at INR 1,790
One of our favourite online spots for a spot of shopping, Koovs doesn’t disappoint in the shorts department either. With an equally good selection for both women and men, we’re seeing lots of colours, prints, styles and materials.We’re loving the their range of distressed denim shorts, polyester shorts, and graphic knee length shorts that they have for both men, and women.
Price: Starting at INR 300
Stripes, checks, Aztec, floral on denims, cottons and tweed. Forever 21 stays true to its name and woos with its young, colourful designs. We’re currently lusting after their spring collection, which has a chic range of high-waisted shorts. There’s a lot of distressed denim in their current collection and we think you should check it out asap.
Price: Starting at INR 450
We like this one more for the boys—they’ve taken the regular cargo shorts they love to live in and created them in a bunch of different colours- think yellow, pink and blue besides the regular khaki and grey.
Price: Starting at INR 1,800
H&M presents a well-balanced collection with a mix of formal tailored fits and casual denim shorts for women infused with a splash of quirk. Most of H&M's collection is really comfy, so you can either wait for the sale season to start, or start stocking up slowly and steadily.
Men can choose from a range of slim fit shorts, cargo shorts, chino shorts and the sweat pant variety.
Price: Starting at INR 799
Miss Chase should be your destination if you’re looking for shorts that are feminine, complete with lace and the occasional bling. Go bold with their metallic gold shorts, or keep it subtle yet girly with their crochet shorts, ideal for a night out. They’ve also got the regular shorts in colours like cobalt blue and bright yellow.
Price: Starting at INR 750
We once scored a pair of uber summery shorts from here—white base with bright yellow lemons and green leaves printed all over, and we’ve been meaning to back and get something similar this summer. Mango’s all about the colours and pretty prints. We like.
Price: Starting at INR 2,200