Longer-length shorts are baaaaack, and no one is happier than our thighs!! This forgiving trend is, surprisingly, very versatile and though it can look somewhat, well, unkempt, but there are tips that can help you style this somewhat tricky trend with ease. Why should you bother you say? Well simply because this trend stands the chance of becoming one of summer’s strongest, so why not get the hang of it now with some runway and street style summer inspirations! Here below are 7 tips on how to best style your bermuda shorts this summer.
1 || Power Suiting
Look extremely polished this summer with a short and blazer suit. You can go monochrome, plaid, or simply mix and match your shades and still look flawless. When going for a monochrome suit, make sure to match your accessories as well if you’re going for a slightly more professional feel. Take it up a few notches by pairing the blazer with a sheer top underneath. When going for a mix and match effect, make sure your blazer is oversized.
2 || Switch It Up
Switch up the fabrics and opt for supple leather shorts combined with a slouchy top and blazer, add croc-embossed footwear and you’ve got yourself another super cool outfit.
3 || Monochrome
Monochrome is always a good idea as it elevates the outfit instantly. When pairing your shorts with a top, remember that monochrome doesn’t mean that you have to match the colors exactly, just stick to the same color family. Should you wish to break the monotony, contrast your look with clashing accessories that create an impact. Monochrome also means a combination of black and white. You cannot go wrong with black tailored bermuda shorts and any type of white top; just make sure to pile on the necklaces or throw on a tweed jacket!
4 || Prints Galore
If you’re a fan of prints then fear not, there is something here for you as well. If you manage to land a bermuda shorts in print, clash it with a top in another print; power clashing is actually a thing just make sure to neutralise the accessories! Or you can tone down the print by pairing it with a crisp white shirt or blazer.
5 || Feminine/Masculine
Since bermuda shorts are considered somewhat masculine, counteract the effect by pairing them with ultra feminine tops and blouses. Think gingham shirts, cute little bows, voluminous sleeves, wrap tops and some skin! Pile on the femininity by pairing your dainty feminine top with a cardigan. Maximise the effect by throwing on your most ladylike handbag!
6 || Denim Anyone?
Yes you can wear a pair of long-ish denim cutoffs and still look as polished as ever. A knee-length style with a slightly frayed hem can look very sleek when paired with a blazer and slingback pumps.
7 || Add Something Long
Put your trusted denim jacket or your blazer aside for a moment and balance your shorts with a longer hem such as a kimono, a trench or even a wrap-dress. This is such a refined look and an unexpected combination that it will border on the fancy.