Unless we’re talking vacation wear, they’ve largely always been considered a fashion “don’t”. But going by the multitude of styles that went down the runways, the rule’s being rewritten.
Saint Laurent paired cargo versions with poet blouses and blazers. Dior’s are in leather, frayed and anchored by knee- high boots. Louis Vuitton contrasted boxers with brocade coats, while Chloe, cycling shorts with sequinned silk tops (and those are just a handful of examples).
Is it now appropriate to be seen out in shorts? Hell yeah. Just know that wearing them the cliched +65 way (ie casually) remains a no. For proof, we’ve styled six looks you could rock here.
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello wool shorts, $3,030, matching blazer, $5,660, silk blouse, $5,110, and leather sandals with feathers, $2,070, Saint Laurent
Photography Frenchescar Lim, assisted by Gong Yimin Styling Imran Jalal Model Daria/Mannequin
This story first appeared in the March 2018 issue of Female.
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