Jorts Are Happening: Here's How Fashion People Are Styling Them for Summer

As the '90s revival continues to make waves, there's an array of trends that come from one particular aspect—borrowed from the boys. What I mean by this is the playful way in which we're exploring style through loose-fit silhouettes that have so far infiltrated tailoring, basics and more. And the latest proportion play trend we keep spotting is the jorts trend.

So, what sets jorts apart from simple denim shorts? Like a Bermuda style, these tend to be longer in length, sit close to or past the knee and have a looser fit to really embrace that borrowed feel (think Avril Lavigne's "Sk8er Boi" for your reference). Those of us that experience the trend the first time around will remember pairing them with an oversized t-shirt, but for 2024 fashion insiders have elevated the style. True to form stylish people have put their own spin on the revived style and integrated jorts into all aesthetics from classic minimalism to pretty vintage. The longer-length denim shorts can be spotted with sheer tops and dainty mesh Y2K style tops, or embracing the minimalist aesthetic with a simple tee and sandals.

As we know, it can feel daunting when expanding your style and figuring out how a trending piece can be styled. That's where I come in. I've tracked down 5 ways to style jorts to make it easier for you to try out the new style, and feel your best in them. And most of the accompanying pieces probably already live in your wardrobe.

Keep scrolling for five ways to nail the jorts trend. Plus, I've added some shopping options to make recreating these looks even easier.

1. JORTS + STRIPED SHIRT + FISHERMAN SANDALS

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Style Notes: Simple, chic and seriously easy to recreate, this is such an effortless everyday look.

2. JORTS + WHITE TEE + BALLET FLATS

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Style Notes: Vivan proves it doesn't take much to pull together a seriously cool fit. This outfit exudes New York cool.

3. JORTS + PRETTY TOP + SUNGLASSES

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Style Notes: Yes, you can elevate your jorts with a pretty top for brunch dates or evening drinks.

4. JORTS + WHITE SHIRT + WEDGE SANDALS

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Style Notes: The raw hem is a nice touch when paired with a classic shirt and trending wedge sandals.

5. JORTS + SHEER TOP + FUN BELT

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Style Notes: Combine your pretty sheer aesthetic with jorts via a standout diamante belt.

This piece was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.