Summer, with its never-ending circuit of brunches, barbecues, and trips out of town, changes our approach to style. A quick tip: Stuff your weekender with pieces that transition fluidly from day to night, like cotton polos, leather sandals, and these reversible cotton shorts from Club Monaco.
Fully unrolled, the Jengos fit like today’s longer, more form-fitting board shorts. But unlike your favorite baggies, there are no crazy wave designs or fluorescent colors here – just a solid color for each side (navy on the “inside” and graphite on the “outside,” for example). Made of basic cotton, you can wear these comfortably all day and adjust the cuffs on the fly to fit your surroundings (we like to roll them an inch above the knee for days at the beach, then lower them to just above the knee for more formal evening events). No matter how you play it, the contrasting colors of each side deliver a pop of unexpected flair.
Ready to pack your bags? Play it safe with the versatile khaki and olive option. If you’re ready to make a statement, snag a pineapple and graphite pair. But our favorite part? There’s no need to live in fear of spilled drinks anymore. Just turn them inside out, and order round three. [$90; clubmonaco.com]