Short story: How I styled my denim bermuda shorts!

So last week, when I was invited by the Fab 40’s collective to take part in their “denim cut-offs” styling challenge, I opted to go with a cut-off skirt instead of shorts because – honestly? – shorts really aren’t my thing.  But we don’t call ourselves “fearless fashionistas” around here for nothing, and so I promised myself (and you, dear readers!) that I’d give those classic jean cut-offs a try after all…and today was that day!!

white tank top, grey felt beret, sunglasses, fuchsia hair

Except that I didn’t quite go the “classic” route, did I?!  Cut-off shorts are traditionally much shorter than the bermuda length that I went with here; but given my penchant for wearing serious heels with even the most casual of outfits, I had to be careful not to drift into Daisy Duke territory!! 😉  Besides – after having been relegated to the sartorial shadows for quite some time, bermuda shorts are enjoying rather a nice moment in the “street style” spotlight right now…so it seemed like the perfect time to take the trend for a test drive!!

denim bermuda shorts, white tank top, silver platform booties, grey felt beret, leopard-patterned backpack

white tank top, leopard-patterned backpack, wrist-tied bandana

Shorts that hit around the knees have a reputation for appearing frumpy…but I’m convinced that it’s almost always the accompanying footwear that’s to blame.  I’m not a fan of the whole athletic-shoes-with-everything look as it is; but in this case, I’d definitely suggest staying clear of anything even remotely orthopedic.  Not that you necessarily need to go quite as, um, dramatic as I did, of course; espadrilles or strappy sandals with a more moderate heel would be awesome options.  Or maybe you want to rock the whole “geek chic” thing by pairing birkenstocks with your bermudas; as I said – “fearless” is the name of the game!!

denim bermuda shorts, silver platform booties, leopard-patterned backpack

denim bermuda shorts, white tank top, silver platform booties, grey felt beret, leopard-patterned backpack

white tank top, grey felt beret, sunglasses, fuchsia hair

My own silver platform boots always make quite a statement all on their own, so I decided to keep the rest of my look kinda simple by styling my denim bermuda shorts with a white tank top, grey felt beret, and leopard-patterned backpack.  Okay – the “leopard” part might not exactly qualify as simple…but I don’t think you’ll blame me for liking the combo, am I right?! 😄

denim bermuda shorts, white tank top, silver platform booties, grey felt beret, leopard-patterned backpack

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  1. Linda B
    August 6, 2018 / 5:47 pm

    That’s a great summer look! I don’t think I could pull off the boots here, at least at the moment in our record heat, but I’ve totally worn both wedge heeled sandals and heeled mules with bermuda denim shorts before. Yes ma’am.

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