Right now we find ourselves in the most magical time of year, also known as shorts and hoodie season. Whether you're taking a twilight stroll or it's simply a windier-than-usual late summer day, the shorts and hoodie combination is one that will keep you comfortable and stylish until we reach peak summer.

I've thought a lot about why a hoodie and shorts look so great together, and have come to the conclusion that it has to do with evoking both a "ready for anything" spirit as well as a casualness that lends itself to more confidence. And, as many know, confidence is the secret ingredient to all style maneuvers. Plus, there's the fact that most sneakers (in fact, almost all) look better when worn with shorts.

By combining these two equally great clothing options, you can unlock a new plane of stylishness. But let's face facts: There are a million hoodies and a million more shorts, so we've helped break down which ones to wear based on different styles you may be into: solid on solid, pattern on solid, and pattern on pattern. Check out the picks below:

Solid On Solid

These are your everyday options and ones where you can't go wrong. Combining two solid pieces with a little bit of contrast is an easy way into the look.

Waffle Hoodie

Waffle Hoodie

$225

Blue & Cream

Buy at Blue & Cream
Noam Twill Shorts

Noam Twill Shorts

$345

Nanushka

Buy at Harvey Nichols
Basic Hooded Sweatshirt

Basic Hooded Sweatshirt

$335

Stone Island

Buy at Slam Jam
Shorts

Shorts

$85

Gramicci

Buy at Highsnobiety

Pattern On Solid

If you wanna spice it up a little bit without going in completely, add a pattern to either your hoodie or your shorts. This will give your look a little intrigue but still keep you grounded here on earth.

Hoodie

Hoodie

$405

Acne Studios

Buy at Highsnobiety
Tiger Print Shorts

Tiger Print Shorts

$463

Endless Joy

Buy at Browns
Checked Sweatshirt

Checked Sweatshirt

$300

JW Anderson

Buy at Harvey Nichols
Dry Denim Shorts

Dry Denim Shorts

$146

and wander

Buy at Slam Jam

Pattern On Pattern

But if you want to blast off into the style stratosphere, go bold with a mix of pattern or print. Just remember to keep the patterns different enough that there's good contrast, otherwise you may end up looking like an optical illusion.

Oversized Hoodie

Oversized Hoodie

$625

Dries Van Noten

Buy at Mr Porter
Contrast Panel Shorts

Contrast Panel Shorts

$659

BODE

Buy at Browns
Baja Hoodie

Baja Hoodie

$730

Kapital

Buy at Mannahatta NYC
Check Shorts

Check Shorts

$950

Gucci

Buy at ssense

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