Summer Tips: How to Style Bermuda Shorts
I would never have thought I would be posting about how to style bermuda shorts. I almost feel like these shorts are along the lines of capris in that they can be considered frumpy.
Yet I’ve been seeing them more and more lately, so I decided to buy a pair and experiment with them.
Quote of the day: “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” Theodore Roosevelt
Instead of worrying about making a mistake with these outfits and overanalyzing them before I took photos, I thought I’d try something different. I just took photos in the house with various tops and then thought we could discuss how each looks.
So these are just normal selfie shots with no great background or lighting. Hopefully we can all learn more about how to style bermuda shorts though.
I kept the shoes and everything else the same in these shots, so you could focus on the top and proportion.
Popular stylist opinions focus on a 1/3 to 2/3 proportion for your top/bottom. I may talk about this and try to think about it with my outfits, yet I consider it like any fashion rule. Some rules are made to be broken. So it’ll be interesting to see which options are your favorite!
Insider tip: Did you know that with an Android phone you can say “Hey Google. Take a selfie.” You can even have her start a video by saying “Hey Google. Take a selfie video”. That’s how I took these photos and how I take the videos of my daily outfits which I post on Instagram Stories.
How to Style Bermuda Shorts with a T-Shirt
Most of the time when we think of a casual outfit, we grab a t-shirt. While the proportions aren’t bad on the first t-shirt and shorts outfit, it just doesn’t have much pizzazz. So I tried a side tie with my clear elastic band (found here on Amazon).
If you concentrate on the proportions with the side knot, it makes it more half and half which is supposedly not ideal. Then again, I always think that an asymmetrical line is nicer.
But wait, there’s more, LOL!! I decided to tie a scarf around the elastic band to give the outfit something extra. I think that’s why I love accessories so much. They give an outfit that something extra and makes it more unique.
Insider tip: This is a Gibby’s Frillery scarf!! The best part about them is they stretch and are more comfortable since they are swimsuit material. And they are not expensive even without my discount which expired in May. The woman who sells these is a real person and operating as a small business, so any support is appreciated!
A Flowy Top
You basically saw this combination with my belt challenge post recently. And maybe you like the outfit with the belt better??
However, for this quick experiment, I left the flowy top hang, and then used a half tuck in the front.
Next, I tried a shorter peplum top that is more fitted at the waist but flows out at the hemline. One factor about how to style bermuda shorts is the fit of the shorts. This pair of bermuda shorts are fitted like skinny jeans so I was trying to find a top that wasn’t as tight as the t-shirt above but not as flowy as the orange shirt.
Tunics are great for winter time with leggings, but leggings would rarely work for our Arizona summers. But since I described these bermuda shorts as fitted like skinny jeans, I thought wearing them with a tunic might work.
What do you think?
(BTW, I liked this so much that I wore a similar outfit in my weekly wrap up post last Saturday).
How to Style Bermuda Shorts with a Kimono
If you consider the proportions of the bermuda shorts, then some of the kimonos work as a tunic length. Of course, as you saw in this week’s post, kimonos come in all shapes and lengths, yet I love this option for summer.
For this example I wore a column of color under the kimono so you could concentrate on the third piece more.
These Bermuda Shorts
I purchased this pair of Bermuda shorts from Kancan because I love their jeans that I’ve tried. My thought process was to find a more modern pair which is why I opted for some slight distressing. They also came with the folded up hem, which I like.
The way I think about something like this before I purchased them, is if I don’t like the length, I could always cut them off to be shorter, or possibly roll the hem up more times. So far, I’m loving these!!
For reference sake, I am short at 5’2″. These shorts are mid rise and have a 9″ inseam.
Not that I’m trying to talk you into getting bermuda shorts, but I do think they can be worn stylishly, and there are many to choose from if you’re interested.
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