Tackling a transitional wardrobe can feel like a feat, especially at the end of a long, hot summer when all you want to do is cozy up in your fall knits and outerwear. But alas, the warm summer temperatures still linger, putting our fall essentials on hold just a bit longer. Face the reality head-on with our simple wardrobe solution—a sleek pair of denim bermuda shorts for women that are city-girl approved. Otherwise known as jorts, the once controversial style has taken off and over this summer, backed by none other than fashion’s favorite sister duo, Gigi and Bella Hadid. Both teamed up to test the trend out for themselves, and to no one’s surprise, they nailed it. While each sister still shows some serious skin (Bella in a tiny black cropped top and Gigi in a white, cut-out cardigan), their bermuda-length shorts still provide casual coverage.
Per the Hadid’s and others’ influence, jean shorts of today are no longer the ultra-mini, cheeky shorts of yore, but a mature hit-right-above-the-knee length. And while there is a time and a place for distressed, frayed hems, we especially love denim bermuda shorts that feel polished and elegant—a chic alternative for when it’s simply still too hot to commit to full-length jeans.
How to style these sleek shorts? They go well with just about anything from a classic white tank top to an oversized menswear blazer. For footwear, the same goes—pair your jorts with a casual platform sandal or dress them up with a close-toe heel. From denim hero brands like Goldsign and Mother come classic light-wash denim shorts with a softer, more casual feel for daytime, while Frame and Re/Done’s black pairs are nighttime appropriate. Ready-to-wear designers have taken note of the style, too, with jorts fit for the runway from Dries Van Noten, Khaite, and Saint Laurent. With New York Fashion Week just around the corner, we expect quite a few denim bermuda shorts sightings, proving our point once again that the sleek style is here to stay well into the fall.
Here, shop 17 best denim bermuda shorts for women that are as sleek as they are stylish.
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