When spandex bike shorts made their way onto the Spring/Summer 2019 runways, we were admittedly raising our eyebrows thinking, Have designers taken the athleisure trend a tad too far? While style-savvy models and influencers were open to giving the ’80s-inspired staple a try, those who shared the doubts found a similar but, in our opinion, way more stylish alternative: the Bermuda short.
Sharing a similar knee-grazing length, Bermuda shorts are not only much easier to pull off, but they’re also much more versatile. So far, the figure-hugging denim version has reigned supreme, so much so that even the evergreen ultra-short cut-offs have been forced to step aside. Scroll down to find out four easy ways to style Bermuda shorts for both work and play.
Bermuda shorts can be easily dressed up for smarter occasions by simply pairing them with a blazer. However, remember to highlight your waistline by either going for high-waisted shorts or a blazer with a gathered waist.
Shackets — a hybrid between a shirt and a jacket — also work great with Bermuda shorts. All you need to dress them up is a pair of heels and a belt bag to highlight your waist.
For all your summer getaways, pair Bermuda shorts with a crop top or bra top in matching colours and finish up with a pair of trendy squared-toe sandals for extra style points.
Balance out the fitted silhouette of Bermuda shorts with a voluminous one — such as a top with princess or ruffled sleeves — for understated elegance.