That basic in your closet is more versatile than you think—here’s how to wear Bermuda shorts for any occasion.

By Flavia Nunez
July 01, 2019
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Kevin Sweeney

Start with the shorts and...add a tank and utilitarian jacket

Bring texture to simple navy shorts with a crochet top, espadrilles, and a straw hat for a low-key daytime outfit.

To buy: 10” Bermuda Stretch Chino Short, $49.50;
Crochet Sweater Tank, $69.50;
Piper Jacket, $250;
Leopard Links Earrings, $42;
Summer City Rancher Hat, $20;
Indigo Rd. Canvas Slide, $58;

Kevin Sweeney

...Add a blazer

Shorts can be office appropriate when combined with a crisp white shirt and a tailored blazer. Try bright, walkable heeled sandals for a colorful twist.

To buy: Washington Shirt, $80;
Hutton Blazer, $169;
Miyake Hoop Earrings, $38;
Bethany Woven Drawstring Bucket, $300;
Seychelles Footwear Antique Sandals, $119;

Kevin Sweeney

...Add a clutch and a pretty top

A flowy blouse with interesting details, like ruffles and a side bow, dresses up the summertime staple for a night out. Complete the feminine look with a layered necklace and a shiny clutch.

To buy: Wrap-Front Linen-Blend Top, $35;
Southern Living Hammered Multi Strand Necklace, $48;
Jen Clutch, $235;
BC Footwear Fences Vegan Wedge Sandals, $85;