Back in the day when I traveled to the island, the staple Bermuda shorts worn mostly by men had not yet become an international symbol of casual chic for women. Nor did the shorts look like today’s counterpart. I must admit that I’m thrilled by the reinvention. I find that the longer look actually slims the thighs (while also strategically hiding the tricky, flab-prone saddle bag regions) and makes me want to bare my legs during the warm weather.
I’m thinking of creating a fresh preppy look with these organic cotton reef roll-up shorts by Loomstate. Worn with a sweater and a classic pair of Keds, you’ll be perfectly outfitted for the yacht club, golf course, or a plain old stroll through the park. Available for $125 at Barneys.