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

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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; jcrew.com.
Crochet Sweater Tank, $69.50; luckybrand.com.
Piper Jacket, $250; aetherapparel.com.
Leopard Links Earrings, $42; honeyrosek.com.
Summer City Rancher Hat, $20; tjmaxx.com.
Indigo Rd. Canvas Slide, $58; francescas.com.

Kevin Sweeney

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...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; kestan.co.
Hutton Blazer, $169; anntaylor.com.
Miyake Hoop Earrings, $38; francesvalentine.com.
Bethany Woven Drawstring Bucket, $300; colehaan.com.
Seychelles Footwear Antique Sandals, $119; lulus.com.

Kevin Sweeney

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...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; oldnavy.com.
Southern Living Hammered Multi Strand Necklace, $48; dillards.com.
Jen Clutch, $235; halsbrook.com.
BC Footwear Fences Vegan Wedge Sandals, $85; nordstrom.com.

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