Spotted at Fashion Week: A New Hack For Making Shorts Look Superchic
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From shirt jackets to baseball hats and belts galore, New York Fashion Week has given us a lot of street style trends to inspire new and innovative outfits. One look we didn't anticipate being inspired by in February? Bermuda shorts! Specifically, Bermuda shorts paired with tall boots for a cold-weather take on the Spring trend. Sound crazy? Stick with us, it's actually quite good.
After dissecting the Spring/Summer 2020 collections and deducing from them the biggest trends, we quickly realized that Bermuda shorts were going to be big in 2020. While Bermuda shorts started percolating on the trend circuit by way of denim and biker shorts earlier in 2019, the new-decade's Bermudas come more tailored and polished, including trouser-like silhouettes and supple leather styles. While we've had this trend on the back-burner to wear with Spring's biggest shoe trends like minimal sandals and loafers, the NYFW street-style scene proved to us that we need to start busting them out now with tall boots — from to-the-knee styles to thigh-high shapes. The result of this power pairing is refreshingly chic and, likely, a combo you haven't experimented with.
Even better, while this fresh Bermuda-short-and-tall-boot formula is perfect in cool weather, it's totally transitional as we inch our way closer to Spring temperatures. The knee-high boot trend is showing no signs of slowing down, thus making this unique combo one that makes the otherwise cold-weather shoe style suitable in balmier weather.
To give you a visual how-to on styling Bermuda shorts with tall boots, ahead I've culled my favorite outfits from NYFW. When (not if!) you become convinced to try the look for yourself, I've picked out an edit of stylish shorts and boots at a range of price points so you can re-create these looks ASAP.