Remember Bermuda shorts? They came in khaki, were notoriously spotted on female golfers and gym teachers, and were most likely paired back to a running shoe.
It was sartorially scarring, I’m not going to lie. So, fashion ran in the exact opposite direction. Call it a form of post-traumatic shorts syndrome. We cut off about two feet of fabric and cheekies have been the thing for the past decade.
As much as we have loved seeing camel toe and wedgies on every sixteen to thirty year old for 10 years, the pendulum has finally swung back. The jort has returned.
Blame it on the ‘90s overwhelming influence on all things fashion this year or point fingers at the rise of the biker short. Regardless, at least for this season, we can answer the infamous question of “Who wears short shorts?” with apparently no one.
Shorts were a category that one could call the great divide. You wore them, or you didn’t. Summer’s goal was either to show off those long limbs or hide them with every fiber of your being. Luckily, the bermuda has a more universal acceptance rate. Voluminous, form fitting, high wasted, mid-rise, mid-thigh, to-the-knee, the list goes on. The once polarizing piece now has something for everyone.
Style with a statement sleeve top (think square collar and mutton sleeves) and barely there sandals. Or, an oversized blazer with dad sneakers. Don’t forget about short suiting. It is having a major moment and linen is the perfect fabrication for summer. Or, if all else fails, a crisp white tee, straw bag, and sandal is a lazy weekend’s dream. Scroll on below for more inspiration and my 5 favorite shorts right now.