Remember Bermuda shorts? They’re back. The style, commonly characterized by a hem that hits just an inch or so above the knee, has been around for a long time but became taboo thanks to the introduction of shorter cutoffs. Now, after quite a hiatus, fashion influencers are wearing them again, and if Instagram is any indication of what to expect, denim Bermuda shorts are shaping up to be a big trend this season. Yes, we’re talking the longer-length “jort” traditionally worn by men over 40.
As demonstrated in a simple newsfeed scroll, style stars are pairing them with everything from breezy blouses and tailored blazers to trendy tie dye t-shirts. Of course, it takes more than a few trendsetters to take a style out of taboo territory. Designers like Chanel, Tibi, and Sacai have also endorsed the trend, debuting interesting silhouettes, while classic denim brands like Levi, Lucky, and Madewell are making it more wearable for the masses.
Believe or not, when it comes to denim Bermuda shorts, the styling options are almost endless — it’s really all about proportions. While a classic, fitted style can be paired with pretty much anything, a looser, girlfriend fit goes best with a tucked-in tee or crop top. Couple a crisp button-down with a longer pair for the office or use a feminine blouse to offset slightly deconstructed denim. If you’re feeling particularly bold, try double denim with a matching jean jacket. As for shoes, sneakers, sandals or kitten heels are always a safe choice.
Still not convinced? Call them “mom shorts” or “knee jorts,” whatever you like, but believe us when we say that denim Bermuda shorts are here to stay. Scroll through some of our favorite styles below, and you might find yourself a little less skeptical of the look.
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