Why You Need Two-Tone Shorts this Summer

Hey, BK Fam! As always, we’re here to share with you the latest and greatest trends of the season. Right now, the coolest look is color block, whether that’s hoodies, shorts, or sneaker, everything nowadays is two- or tri-toned.


What is Color Blocking?

This color blocking trend includes using different panels of solid and bright colors that both contrast and complement one another. The great thing about color block fashion is that it is a simple way to add pops of colors to any look.

With our fan-favorite Split Fleece Shorts, it’s easier than ever before to switch up your wardrobe. Still, the color block trend isn’t exclusive to one piece of clothing and can be created using what you already have in your closet, too!


Why is Color Blocking Trending?

We know you’re probably wondering, why color block is trending in the first place. Although it may seem out of the blue, color blocking dates back to the 1960s where this trend could be seen in fashion, furniture, and beyond. Now, this trend is popping up in runways throughout the world in designer wardrobe.

Especially in summer, when all things fun and colorful are in, color blocking is a great way to step out of your comfort zone in the best way possible. Whether you like more neutral colors or love to stand out in pastels, color blocking is a great way to play with different palettes.


How to Style Color Block Clothing

The key to styling color block clothing is through repetition. Repeating a pattern of a few like colors helps create a look that is colorful but still cohesive. For example, if you’re planning to wear our Heather Gray and Medium Blue Split Fleece Shorts, you may want to style with a white graphic tee and a pair of white sneakers with a hint of medium blue. By adding a bit of blue in your sneakers you’ll be able to pull together your look with ease.

Now, if you're seasoned in color block fashion, you know that it is one of the best ways to enjoy different colors and experiment with different color block patterns. Even if you’re just looking to add a splash of color to your swim shorts, we have you covered with our Dusty Blue Color Block Swim Shorts. Add some dimension to your boardwalk outfits with color block patterns. We suggest adding a neutral graphic tee, slides, and your favorite pair of sunglasses for the most effortlessly stylish look.


Our Favorite Two-Tone Shorts for Summer

We know it can be hard to find color block pieces that work for you. Especially when shopping online, you might be unsure of how the colors look together. That’s why we put together this list of our favorite two-tone short sets for this summer.

  • Heather Gray and Medium Blue Split Fleece Short
  • Black and Sand Split Fleece Short
  • Golden Yellow Vertical Stripe Split Swim Shorts
  • Red, White, and Blue Vertical Stripe Swim Shorts


Your Favorite New Blue Shorts

Pink and Mint Fleece Shorts by Brooklyn Cloth

We know everyone loves their favorite pair of gray shorts, but this summer we suggest switching it up with our new Heather Gray and Medium Blue Split Fleece Short. This cool pair of two-tone shorts has the colors split right down the center and is a great way to add dimension into any summer look.

For maximum comfort, this pair of shorts includes an elastic waistband and drawstrings to make sure you feel your best no matter where you’re headed this summer. We think that these shorts are a great alternative to your same old shorts this summer because they aren’t too bright and will match perfectly with most neutral graphic tees and hoodies.

If you’re looking for something on the more playful side, we suggest going out of your comfort zone with our Pink and Mint Fleece Shorts.


Switch Up Basic Shorts with Color Block

Black and Sand Split Fleece Shorts by Brooklyn Cloth

If you like to play it safe with your favorite palette of neutrals, we suggest checking out our Black and Sand Split Fleece Short. These trendy shorts are great to match with your favorite warm browns for a monochromatic look.

We know it’s easy to fall into wearing the same old shorts every summer. But this summer we suggest you switch it up with this cool pair of color block shorts. For days at the skatepark chilling or lounging around the house, these shorts are perfect for any occasion.

For lounging around the house with the AC on we suggest you pair these shorts with your favorite sand colored hoodies like our Sand New Age Fleece Hoodie.


Bring Sun into your Swimwear

Golden Yellow Vertical Stripe Split Shorts by Brooklyn Cloth

This summer we love soaking up as much sun as we can. Whether you’re headed on vacation, or just down to the beach for the day, we think you’ll love our Golden Yellow Vertical Stripe Split Swim Shorts. This split swim shorts look means you won’t have to decide between solid or patterned shorts and is a unique way to shake up your summertime look.

These shorts are super comfortable and will be sure to keep you secure in your swimwear all day long. We suggest you pair these swim shorts with our White Sensitive Content Tee and your favorite pair of slides to walk on the boardwalk in style this summer.


Patriotic Color Block Swim Shorts

Red, White, and Blue Vertical Stripe Swim Shorts

No matter where you’re headed to this summer, stay patriotic in this playful pair of Americana shorts. If you’re in love with everything Americana style we think you’ll love our fan favorite Red, White, and Blue Vertical Stripe Swim Shorts. This pair of color block swim shorts is sure to elevate your style this summer.

We suggest styling these shorts with your favorite white tee and sneakers. If you’d like to dress in true Americana style we suggest pairing this with our Split Flag Woven Shirt in Red, White, and Blue for a cool color blocked effect.


Stay Cool in Color Block This Summer

At Brooklyn Cloth, we always want to make sure that you’re up to date with the latest trends. That’s why this summer we wanted to fill you in with the coolest color block patterns. Whether you prefer primary color palettes or pastels, at Brooklyn Cloth we have all of your color block needs so you can look and feel your best.

If you’re looking for a full outfit of color we suggest pairing your favorite pair of two-tone shorts with one of our many hoodies from our Color Block Collection. As always, we love to see what you are able to create with your Brooklyn Cloth Closet. So, whenever you post wearing Brooklyn Cloth be sure to tag us @brooklyncloth and use #BKFAM for the chance to be featured on our social media pages.

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