Blog: Crossroads Style

June 12th, 2018 by Jennifer Beile Surprising Trend Alert: Long Shorts & How to Wear Them

They snuck up on us out of nowhere, and now stores like Topshop, Zara, and ASOS are carrying them. Long shorts for women are officially trending!  Arguably the most “unflattering” trend we’ve seen all year, longline or bermuda shorts hit right above the knee line, typically have a looser fit, and have previously been designated an “unfashionable” item… but I kind of love them. I’ve never been a shorts wearer; I don’t know if it’s because of the styles and fits I’ve chosen to try on over the years, but they’ve never felt comfortable enough or sat in the right place when I walked. I know there are so many other ladies out there who have fit issues too and know how unbearable that makes shopping for shorts.

Personally, I will always encourage a trend that breaks the norm and provides an option so totally different from 99% of what’s been available. What fun is fashion if we don’t play dress up every once in a while? After seeing some of my favorite fashion babes rocking longer shorts, I am so very tempted to run out and grab a pair!

 

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Denim Never Fails
Keep it clean and pair long denim shorts with a white blouse and a simple trendy straw bag.

 


Mixed Prints
Stripes on stripes are a perfectly summery way to style your long shorts—and a cute pup is the perfect accessory!

 


Summer Whites
Keep cool in summer whites and sneakers!

 

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For The Office
If you work in a traditional office, shorts are hardly appropriate… but long shorts may be the exception. I’m loving a good shorts suit for the summer!

 


Vacation Mode
High waist, linen, and belted—the perfect way to wear long shorts on vacation, and an effortless way to ease into the trend!

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