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Three steps to nailing the summer look

Remember Bermuda shorts? Well they are back in style, although they never really left the fashion scene. The only difference now is they’re called mom shorts (or mum shorts). They’re high-waisted and can either be loose fitting or have a tight fit at the bottom and end right above the knees. Nobody wants to break a sweat in this heat. Our best option is an item that is both comfortable and easy to style. Which is why mom shorts are a wardrobe must have this summer. They’re ridiculously comfortable, will help keep you cool in the heat and they look great. The key to unlocking your best mom shorts look is what you pair them with and I am about to hand you the key in these 3 easy steps.

1. WEAR A BELT

When it comes to finding the perfect fit around the waist, I am sure I speak for a lot of ladies when I say the struggle is real. Mom shorts are no exception to this, but it’s nothing a belt can’t fix. However, if you are one of those lucky ladies who always gets the perfect fit around the waist, belts will still come in handy as they will cinch you in and give of an illusion of a thinner waist and wider hips. If you spent winter in bed snacking on everything in sight, the gym might not be your only savior. A stylish belt can also help add a little pizzazz to your outfit.

Lime green blocked heels – Primark

2. WHEN IN DOUBT, WEAR LOAFERS

After spending hours looking for the perfect outfit every morning, raise your hands if you get lazy when it comes to the shoes and throw on the first pair in sight. Well guess what, with mom shorts you get to be extra lazy because loafers always work. Tassel loafers, Belgian loafers, penny loafers, Horsebit loafers, any kind of loafer you can possibly think of will go with any kind of mom shorts. My theory is mom shorts and loafers were made in the same warehouse and have been inseparable since.

3. TUCK IT IN, UNLESS IT’S A CROP TOP OR A PEPLUM TOP

It’s all about the snatched waist when it comes to mom shorts and one should avoid covering the waist all costs. Tuck in long shirts but not waist revealing crop tops and peplum tops.

Denim Mom

Platform sneakers – Thrifted

BONUS TIP

You don’t need to break the bank for a pair of great denim mom shorts. Just grab that pair of mom jeans that you never wear, cut them right above your knees and voila, you have yourself a new pair of mom shorts.

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