Linen was the fabric of choice for 2019’s summer. Understandably so! It is airy, light, and non-constricting, making it incredibly comfortable.
Be sure to check out my how-to post on wearing linen pants because they’re equally amazing.
Linen shorts come in a variety of colors, patterns, and they even come in high waist, paper bag waist, and bermuda short style.
I like to wear athletic shorts when I’m lounging around the house and not going anywhere because they’re comfy, so when I saw these, I thought, “Those are the perfect loungewear shorts. I need some.”
But they are so cute, can they be worn outside of the house? So, I sought outfit inspiration and to my surprise, these shorts are super versatile!
In case you were or are like me when I first saw these shorts, I wanted to show you a few ways you could wear bermuda shorts like a true fashionista. Cute and comfortable! That is the best of both worlds!
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How to Wear Linen Bermuda Shorts
I have had a love-hate relationship with bermuda shorts in the past. Recently, especially with the biker short fad that is happening right now, I’m beginning to understand and appreciate them.
Bermuda shorts are different than regular shorts because they come down closer to your knee, which makes them really great for outfits where you need to be a bit more modest but still want to keep cool.
The first look displays gray, high-waisted, linen, bermuda shorts, with a white tank top tucked in, and an olive green cardigan (or maybe it is a blazer, I see lapels) over top. She slid into a pair of flats and hit the town.
It’s a cute and modest look, truly. The shorts feature a slight pleat on the front and aren’t ridiculously long down her legs. I imagine this being an incredibly comfortable outfit, and I feel like it’s a perfect teacher’s outfit.
In the second look, she’s wearing high-waisted, striped, paper bag, linen, bermuda shorts with a white, button-up, short sleeve blouse, tucked in. Goodness, that is a mouthful, isn’t it?
This is much more edgy looking than the first image. It’s a bolder look, with the stripes and paper bag top. I could see this being a really great summer work outfit, especially with the collared shirt.
Of course, if you wanted to tone it down some, you could easily wear a white tank, crew neck tee, v-neck tee, or even a bodysuit tucked into it.
For shoes, as it is, a pair of flats or even heels would be cute. However, slip on sandals, mules, and espadrilles would be cute as well!
How to Wear High Waisted Linen Shorts
I know both of the bermuda shorts I showed you were high-waisted, but not everyone wants to wear bermuda shorts. So, here are two examples of regular fitting, midi shorts that have a high waist that you can easily style!
The first outfit features a high-waisted, cream pair of linen shorts with a cute, belt accent. Tucked into it, a cream colored, crochet top with a lace bralette beneath it. This could be a really cute beach outfit that shows a bikini beneath it instead of a bralette!
I just love the simplicity of this look. I’d wear sandals with it or maybe a pair of wedge heels!
The second outfit shows us high-waisted, blue and white striped linen shorts with a black, cropped tank top. The shorts even have a matching belt that is long enough to be tied into a big chunky bow. This screams summer and I cannot get enough of it.
The black, cropped tank is perfect too, but if you weren’t wanting to show your midsection, you could easily replace it with a crew neck tee, v-neck tee, or a tank that was full length.
How to Wear Colored Linen Shorts
Linen shorts come in a ton of colors. I actually picked up several of them at Old Navy when they had their big, semi-annual summer sale not too long ago. They were like 6 bucks, who could pass that up?
Anyway, in this first outfit, I really love the combination of the dusty, pinkish, rose-colored linen shorts with a white or cream colored ribbed tee and a mustard yellow ball cap. It’s just so simple and yet it’s still playful. I really hope she’s wearing a pair of white sneakers with it!
The second outfit offers an idea for those cooler days when you need a light jacket.
She’s wearing olive green linen shorts with this fun, rope belt, a white, long sleeve, and a denim jacket. The sleeves of her denim jacket are rolled up enough to show the white, long sleeve’s cuffs just a bit. A fun way to bring the color throughout the look.
A pair of tan flats are worn with this look, but I really think a pair of white sneakers, like Converse or Adidas, would be cute! Even a pair of checkered or black, slip-on Vans would be cute!
Alright, so let’s review. What you need to know is that linen shorts are amazing, and once you wear them you’ll understand the hype. They’ll become your favorite shorts you own!
Of the ones I mentioned here in this post, what was your favorite? Did you like the bermuda linen shorts? What about the high waisted ones? What would be the color you’d wear the most?
Tell me in the comments below!