Trend Alert: New Season Shorts
As much as you might love your Daisy Duke cut-offs, there are some occasions when shredded denim just doesn’t cut it. This season, masculine tailoring takes centre stage in the street-style staple of Bermuda shorts. Look for a pair in beige, bright blue or even a bold print (if you dare). For work, the short suit is a chic office-appropriate ensemble – team with a basic tee and a pair of killer heels. Skorts (the classic skirt-short combo) are also making a comeback, making this summer’s essentials easy, breezy and totally comfy. And isn’t that what summer is all about?
T by Alexander Wang Boxy Blazer, £318.08, T by Alexander Wang Pleated Trouser Shorts, £ 174.43, shopbop.com
Rag & Bone Dakar Leather Shorts, £544.50, shopbop.com
Channel Elin Kling with oversized leather shorts, a white tee and pointy-toe pumps.
Kenzo Forest Print Poplin Bermuda Shorts, £208.35, nordstrom.com
The print of the season in Bermuda form.
Thakoon Addition Contrast-Paneled Brushed Chambray Shorts, £232, net-a-porter.com
Sports-luxe meets tomboy-chic.
ASOS Shorts In Geo Tile Print, £25, ASOS Soft Blazer in Geo Tile Print, £35, asos.com
This cute duo takes you straight from the boardroom to the bar.
Topshop Side Split Print Kimono and Scallop Hem Short, £55, topshop.com
A casual version that also ticks off the oriental trend.
Zara Culotte Shorts, US$49.90, zara.com
This asymmetrical pair has been seen on the legs of Olivia Palermo, Rumi Neely and Karolina Kurkova.
Nanette Lepore Paisley Skort, £200.64, saksfifthavenue.com
No-one will guess this pretty paisley skirt is actually a pair of shorts!
Forever 21 Pleated Metallic Trimmed Skort, US$19.80, forever21.com
Upgrade your basic black mini with a tennis-style skort.