With warm weather comes the shedding of layers — something we are oh-so ready to do. Obviously, there are some occasions where a bare-it-all look just won’t fly, and even if your favorite pair of say, shorts, still leaves plenty to the imagination, sometimes you’re just going to need something with a little more coverage. Enter, the Bermuda short. Totally misunderstood, they often get a bad rap and might even conjure up frightening images of some of your more memorable (and questionable) fashion choices from way back when. Believe it or not, they can look insanely on point if styled right. We’ve made a resolution to get the most out of our wardrobes in 2015, so below we’re showing you three chic ways to wear your Bermuda shorts (only $30!) this spring. Scroll through to see how we’d wear these stylin’ shorts to the office, on a night out and on a lazy weekend.
Shorts would usually be considered a major no-no in the work place, but with Bermudas, you totally get the green light. First and foremost, get the fit right. They shouldn’t be too tight or too loose. And you should be able to move around with ease, while still looking polished and put together. For an office-ready look, pair it up with tailored pieces like a long blazer, chic sleeveless top and brightly hued block sandals.
Uniqlo Bermuda Shorts ($30) + Diane Von Furstenburg Printed Silk Blazer ($174), Kurt Geiger Kindly Carvela ($105), Warehouse Button Back Shell ($57), Tiro Tiro Lado Necklace ($215), Madewell Fringe Bucket Bag ($168), Club Monaco Campbell Loopy Cow Ring ($99)
From dinner and drinks to dominating the dance floor, Bermudas can even work for a night out on the town. Go edgy with your accessories and outwear for a dash of downtown cool, and pair with a fun, flirty top that feels modern, but not too sweet.
Uniqlo Bermuda Shorts ($30) + Zara Zipped Leather Biker Jacket ($299), Bauble Bar Spiked Chieftess Drops ($32), Comme des Garçons Clutch Wallet ($137), Needle & Thread Locket Embellished Chiffon Top ($160), Senso Tiarna Sandals ($170), & Other Stories Bar Ring ($22)
Bermudas off duty? Yes, indeed. These short tailored trousers instantly transform laid-back pieces like t-shirts and slip-ons into a serious fashion statement. Tack on some funky baubles, slick sunnies and an on-trend, military-inspired topper for a stylin’ ensemble that you’ll want to wear everywhere from Saturday morning coffee with friends to your favorite band’s gig.
Uniqlo Bermuda Shorts ($30) + 6397 Flowers Tee ($95), Forever21 Quilted Metallic Slip-Ons ($25), Abro Ottilie Crossbody Bag ($198), Atterley Road Khaki Twill Drop Waist Jacket ($155), Lionette NY Chloe Ear Jackets ($198), Komono Clement Moss Green Sunglasses ($49)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!