Bermuda Shorts: Your Answer To Summer Workwear


As it warms up, it becomes harder to decide on what will not only keep you cool, but what’s also office appropriate.

Enter the Bermuda short. These were first seen on the spring/summer 2019 catwalks – from bright red at Emilia Wickstead to printed at Prada – and were later spotted on many a show-goer at Copenhagen Fashion Week. They popped up most recently on the Chanel and Louis Vuitton resort catwalks, making it clear that the trend is here to stay.

L-R Prada SS19, Chanel Resort 2020, Emilia Wickstead SS19, Louis Vuitton Resort 2020

Think of it as the cycling short’s more sophisticated older sister, with the same knee-grazing length but a more grown-up feel.

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Their slim-leg fit and tailored style allows for an on-trend and undeniably cool take on office-wear for the summer months. Here’s how to style them.

Denim puts a ’90s spin on the Bermuda short and gives the style a more casual, wearable feel. Dress up a denim pair for the office by styling with sleek mules, a statement bag and a crisp white shirt worn untucked.

Simple tailoring

Suit up for the office and tap into this summer’s trend with a tailored pair of Bermuda shorts. Opt for the matching blazer to elevate your look and layer over a simple vest or T-shirt. Footwear can be dressed up or down as required.

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Matchy matchy

Nothing makes your outfit look more put-together than a matching set. Stick to summery shades and team with seasonal wedges for an outfit that says summertime but is still wearable for work.

From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK