Bermuda Shorts Outfit Ideas

bermuda shorts outfit ideas

Bermuda shorts can be tricky to style, so here are a few bermuda shorts outfit ideas and some great shopping options!

outfit details

shorts from last year, this years’ dark wash version here (they are mens shorts and i’m wearing size 26)
Similar top
Platform Sandals
Leather Crossbody Bag
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses

 

Bermuda shorts are tricky to style, but let me share a few tips

 

Can we all agree that bermuda shorts are hard to style? Yes? Ok, good. But shorts are a necessity during the warm months, and those of us who need the extra length in shorts are presented with a challenge — to make them look good.
So today I’m dedicating a whole post on how to style them and where to buy them.

 

These are the three basic kinds of bermuda shorts

 

There are a few styles of bermuda shorts – let’s talk about two of the most common:
  • Boyfriend bermuda shorts (usually oversized and distressed)
  • Fitted bermuda shorts (these are usually cut from jeans and cuffed, or store-bought with a nice hem)
The key when wearing any of these shorts is to make your outfit look pulled together and purposeful.
By nature, bermuda shorts aren’t super flattering to your leg because they cut off right in the middle. So we need to learn how to make an outfit with shorts look stylish, pretty, and as flattering as possible.
bermuda shorts outfit ideas
outfit ideas for bermuda shorts

How to style boyfriend Bermuda shorts

 

  • A few tips to wear your bermuda boyfriend shorts:
    • With a fitted top. This is most flattering for rectangular and hourglass shapes. The looser fit on bottom will accentuate any fullness in your lower body, so this isn’t the most flattering idea for pear or apple shape.
    • Knot your tee. Try it with a basic tee, but add a little finish with a knot in your tee. Also a little knot will tighten up an oversized tee and flattering create a contrast against the looseness of the shorts.
    • Feminine tops. Balance out the masculine feel of the shorts by wearing a feminine top. Something eyelet, lace, ruffled, pleated, or lace up is perfect.
    • Structured tops. A crisp button down offsets the casual boyfriend shorts, like I did above, and creates a really clean and modern look. If your tee doesn’t tie in front like mine, half tuck or fully tuck it in for an effortless vibe.
boyfriend bermuda shorts outfit ideas

photos via pinterest

 

Shop a few favorite boyfriend bermuda shorts below

bermuda shorts outfit ideas
bermuda shorts outfit ideas
these bermuda shorts are from the mens section and they're the perfect pair of long shorts for women
I found these distressed bermuda shorts in the mens section!

Outfit details:

Old White Swing Tee (Similar HERE and HERE)
Similar Shorts
Similar Sandals

Graphic Tee
shorts from last year, this years’ dark wash version here (they are mens shorts and i’m wearing size 26)
Blush Pink Sandals
Tortoise Shell Sunglasses
leather tote bag

 

How to wear fitted bermuda shorts

 

 

  • Here are a few tips when styling your fitted bermuda shorts
    • These are the hardest pair to style because they can easily get frumpy really easily. Avoid super basic tees, and instead go with a button down, a blouse, or another shirt that looks purposeful. If you want to wear a t-shirt, go with one that has some shape and a cute pattern, and then thrown on a hat or a pair of wedges to complete your look.
    • These also look great with a belt and a looser top tucked in, or a top half tucked.
how to wear fitted bermuda shorts

shop a few good fitted bermuda shorts below

15 Comments

  1. Zsanett Tóth says:

    Amazing! Just what I was wondering about this morning while dressing up. Thanks for the always useful articles!

  2. Natali says:

    Beautiful, casual and stylish! You’re such a beautiful woman, natural beauty with great taste in fashion. 🙂

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  3. Kirstine says:

    Great tips! I think that i’ll be rocking a pair of bermuda shorts soon

    // Go check out my stylist profile: http://hvi.sk/r/4YX8

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  5. Liv says:

    I always forget about bermuda shorts. I have to buy myself a pair now!

    Liv

    http://www.livforstyle.net

  6. Katie says:

    I love that bermuda shorts are coming back into style. Especially the distressed denim! They looks so cute and casual and don’t show off peoples booty cheeks!

  7. I just love bermuda shorts!

  8. Amanda says:

    Love your style! These are the best ways to rock with Bermuda shorts. I am so excited to try them. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Elizabeth says:

    Hello there! I know this article is pretty old, but i just stumbled upon it. Where did you get the White eyelet blouse in the photos? It is adOrable!

  10. Whitney says:

    How is the best way to cut your iwn from old jeans? What do you look for?

  11. Marta says:

    I gotta say, not my favourite type of shorts but I’m willing to try. I do have a more pear-shaped body so I need to be careful with the more boyfriend style shorts even though those are the ones that look the best, in my opinion.

  12. THANK YOU!! I don’t wear anything but bermuda shorts.. but always feel so frumpy. This is super helpful for me this summer.

  13. i REALLY like these shorts!

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