Although the fall semester has already begun, the weather here in Hamilton, NY is far from that refreshing, crisp autumn air but remains hot and muggy. Due to the unbearable humidity, I have not dared to wear anything but shorts, knowing that any full-length pant would stick uncomfortably to my skin. Much to my dismay, my denim shorts do not provide the collegiate fall ensemble that I have been dreaming about all summer. So when I saw this Fashionista’s outfit, I realized she had discovered the perfect solution to this style dilemma: trouser shorts.
Trouser shorts create that wonderful fall look while providing your legs with the necessary air for them to breathe in this weather. Due to these qualities, trouser shorts are the ideal staple for these months that are neither summer nor fall. But beyond serving as a transition piece for seasons, they also bridge the gap of the genders. These trouser shorts, as well as the cropped trouser that invaded stores this summer, are the perfect ways to make this masculine staple feel feminine and flattering.
The trouser short first starting gaining traction this past spring with shortened trousers appearing in Jil Sander and Gucci’s collections in lighter fabrics. But this trend is here to stay this fall as well. Recently included in Zara’s new fall line, they can also be found at all our other favorite stores like Forever 21 and NASTY GAL. So if you want to be able to run with the boys or if you just want to show off your legs for a little bit longer, the trouser short is the perfect piece for you this early fall.