The humble hybrid style is practically made for our current moment.
I'm not going to front: these abrupt fluctuations in temperature have my internal thermometer all kinds of fucked up, and at this point my body is thoroughly confused. I'll be posted up at home blasting the heat on high for no more than ten minutes before I start sweating bullets and have to turn it off while I try to shed as many layers as possible in a mad scramble to recalibrate. I spent a full hour yesterday trying to suss out the perfect degree of HVAC manipulation in an effort to make it through the day without losing my mind, and all I have to show for it are a few untested theories about, like, the tradeoff involved in wearing two pairs of socks with the heat turned off and vice versa.
Is there any piece of clothing more suited to this peculiar moment than the sweat short? The humble hybrid of two wardrobe staples from opposite ends of the weather spectrum is practically made for the weird in-between temperatures we're currently experiencing. The sweat short is a goddamn game-changer, man. Forget the days of fiddling with the AC console for hours on end to find that sweet spot of at-home climate control—sweat shorts are here to save your (sweaty?) ass regardless of how hot or cold you run. They're as comfortable and easy to slip into as the best pair of sweatpants in your regular rotation, while providing all the cooling benefits of your summeriest pair of shorts.
Sweat shorts are the new wave, and they might very well be the best superstar team-up since Watch the Throne. So instead of counting down the days to the official start of Shorts and Hoodie season, cop a pair of shorts made out of the same fabric as your favorite hoodie and have it both ways. Scroll through below to check out some of the best options available now.