How to style Bermuda shorts AND find Chloe sunnies ON SALE!

Where I live in Southern Orange County, lots of times our “summer weather” isn't in full effect until July and can go until October! So even though technically we are wrapping up summer in the next month, I'm still on the hunt for warm-weather favorites. The number one thing I'm looking for? BERMUDA SHORTS!

Seriously though, finding (and styling!!) Bermuda shorts is no easy feat. The proportions have to be just right (is there an algorithm for that?) AND you want to pair them with the right top to balance out the style. It may sound complicated, but I've got a few tips that'll make Bermudas your new go-to outfit.

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Crossback Scoopneck – 47% off
Striped Duster Sweater – 59% off
Vintage Bermuda Shorts – 59% off
Mia Slides – 49% off
Chloe Oversized Round Sunglasses – 72% off, similar
Photos by Arielle Levy

Shop with Saks OFF 5TH to ensure the BEST quality at KILLER prices, including finding Chloe sunnies ON SALE (which is practically unheard of!). Plus, on August 22-23, you get 25% off your entire order of $150 or more! This is seriously an INSANE deal, as you're already saving upwards of 50% off traditional retail prices by shopping at Saks OFF 5TH. Keep scrolling for all the details!

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All dressed up

Bermuda shorts

These White Bermuda Shorts were such an amazing find! It's super hard for me to find great Bermuda shorts that are actually long enough for me (I'm 5'10”!), and these totally fit the bill. You can totally roll them up a little, or all the way down to an unhemmed edge (that could totally be cut to size) to customize the length as well. They fit very TTS, super flattering, mid-rise, and so versatile.

I loved pairing these with a lace blouse and more dressed up sandals for that more put-together feeling!

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Lace blouse

Lace tops are super on-trend, and I am obsessed with this navy Lace Blouse! It's usually $98, but I got it from OFF 5TH for only $49! For a dressier look featuring Bermuda shorts, I like to match them with a more elegant looking top to elevate the look! This blouse is currently out of stock, but you can get a similar option here or here!

Lots of times people think that long shorts can look frumpy, but the trick is to make them look intentional. I think it's especially easy to dress up white Bermuda shorts because it lends itself to a more versatile color palette and style profile than light denim.

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lace blouse

Slide sandals

These brown slides are seriously cute and comfy. I think the platform gives them a little edge on traditional sandals, so they are super easy to dress up or down! I love them with these Bermuda shorts, but will also be pairing them with dresses and cropped distressed jeans. These slides are normally $60, but you can get them right now for just $29 (and don't forget the extra savings when you spend $150)!

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Sunnies on sale

These Chloe Oversized Round Sunglasses are such a statement on their own and I love how they bring the whole outfit together! Seriously I NEVER see Chloe sunnies on sale, so I cannot believe what a deal this is! They are a full 72% off retail (reg $360), ringing up at only $99! Plus, if you spend $150 on 8/22-23, you'll get an ADDITIONAL 25% off!

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Backpack

I love the idea of this chic designer Nylon Backpack as an alternative to a purse or a diaper bag! It still carries all.the.things (it even has a laptop sleeve), but leaves your hands free and adds a youthful vibe to any look. Plus, the nylon is super lightweight and easy to clean! The functionality of a backpack as a mom of four kids is PRIME.

This backpack is normally $195 but is featured on Saks OFF 5TH for only $99 (sidebar, the color says “green” but it's definitely an off-white hue!).

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summer outfit bermuda shorts
White Bermuda Shorts – 55% off
Navy Lace Blouse sold out, similar here and here
Mia Slides – 49% off
Chloe Oversized Round Sunglasses – 72% off, similar
Nylon Backpack – 48% off
Photos by Arielle Levy

Casual vibes

I put this outfit together as a nod to our summer evenings when we can't get in a full beach day anymore! Once school starts, often times we will go grab some Mexican food take out and head to the beach for a picnic dinner. The kids play in the sand and we get to watch the sun go down together!

This is a majorly pared down version of our usual beach days when we need ALL the gear plus bottles of sunscreen to get through the day. When we do a quick stress-free beach evening like this, I don't wear my bathing suit so I love the idea of something summery but functional!

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This $24 Crossback Scoopneck is a fun take on a traditional tee, but it's also the perfect layering piece with the Striped Duster Sweater! This sweater is my new obsession! I want to wear it all the time, everywhere. It's perfect for SoCal because you will always get cool nights at the beach.

I always bring a sweater for everyone for evening beach trips, and the boho vibe on this one is unmatched. I love it with these shorts, but I'm planning on wearing it with a t-shirt dress and booties in the fall! This cardigan is normally $248, but is 59% off at only $99!

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More Bermuda tips

  • If your shorts are boyfriend fit, try wearing them with a more fitted shirt to balance out your proportions! You could even tuck in a fitted, feminine top for a more streamlined look.
  • If your shorts are fitted, front tuck or knot a fun tee into the shorts to elongate the legs (especially if the shorts are high waisted)! Long shorts tend to cut off your leg-line right in the middle, so emphasizing your waist or lengthening the legs is super important!
  • Try a preppy look! Bermudas lend themselves to a more classic style, so try tucking a chambray top (like this one!) into the front of the shorts for a coastal-chic vibe.
  • Heeled shoes will immediately make Bermuda shorts look more flattering by tricking the eye into thinking your legs are longer than they actually are!
how to style bermuda shorts
Crossback Scoopneck
Striped Duster Sweater
Vintage Bermuda Shorts
White Bermuda Shorts
Mia Slides
Chloe Oversized Round Sunglasses, similar
Photos by Arielle Levy

Saks OFF 5th round-up

We found some of the best Bermuda shorts options, tops and designer sunglasses with Saks OFF 5TH to create tons of outfits as we round out summer. Don't forget to shop on Aug 22/23 to get the EXTRA 25% off these already killer prices!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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