How to Wear Denim Bermuda Shorts

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I generally prefer shorter shorts these days, but I wanted to try Bermuda shorts for something different. I actually had a pair of cuffed denim Bermuda shorts that I used to wear all the time, but when the shorter lengths started coming back in style, I quickly jumped on that bandwagon. I do think I look better in shorter shorts, but Bermuda shorts can be fun for a change.

The key with keeping Bermuda shorts from looking frumpy is to choose a pair that fits close to the body. If they’re any wider, they add visual weight.

I paired my Bermuda shorts with this Lacy Linen Tee from LOFT. It’s been a favorite for the past few weeks. The lace trim and ballet neckline elevates it above a plain t-shirt, but it still has the comfort and breathability of linen. It is currently on sale for $17!!! (You will see the price adjustment after you put it in your cart.) I am wearing a medium, for size reference.

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You could also wear these shorts with a looser fitting, more flowy top since they do fit close to the body, creating a long, lean leg-line.

I wore my Rebecca Minkoff Studded Gladiator Sandals and carried my Tory Burch Convertible Leather Crossbody in French Grey. They work really well together because they’re similar colors and they both have silver hardware. I like wearing them with outfits that have some color — particularly corals and pinks.

The sandals are on sale for $62 at Bloomingdales. I really love these and have been surprised at how often I wear them. They’re super comfortable, and the elevate a basic outfit to something a little more fun. The bag is currently in stock at Nordstrom. This is the last week of the #NSale. Prices go back up on August 8.

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It was a sunny day in Maine so I wore my new Maui Jim Moonbow shades, which were gifted by the brand. They blend well with the coral top, and I pretty much wear them any chance I can get these days.


I kept my jewelry fairly minimal, and I went with silver because of the silver hardware on my shoes and bag.

Silpada has recently gone out of business, so the earrings are no longer available. I didn’t want a necklace to interrupt the lace pattern on the top so I wore a fairly large earring. These drop earrings in the Brown Mother of Pearl would be really pretty with this. They’re by Kendra Scott and part of the #NSale.

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LOFT Lacey Linen Shirttail Tee // White House Black Market Bermuda Jean Shorts  // Rebecca Minkoff Georgina Studded Gladiator Sandals in Sand // Silpada Half Moon Earrings // David Yurman Oval Large Link Bracelet // Tory Burch Convertible Leather Crossbody in French Grey // Maui Jim Moonbow Sunnies c/o

Do you have any denim Bermuda shorts? What’s your favorite way to style them?

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