The Edit: Brooke Jaffe Does The Shorts Trend



Think of shorts as investments for every day this summer: feminine eyelet separates, timeless-with-a-twist colored shorts, and trend pieces to dress up and down for whatever you do and wherever you go. Brooke Jaffe, Contributing Editor at Penske Media and on air fashion and lifestyle expert, takes us through this season’s hottest (and coolest) trends in the world of shorts. For more great styling tips with Brooke head to her recent IGTV for J.McLaughlin.


The Tie Waist Short


Brooke on the Trend: “It’s really happening-its all about drawing interest in at the waist” 

Brooke’s Pick: The Abbie Linen Short “I was really, really drawn in by this bold cornflower shade of blue. It looks great with white so it is really easy to style it with things you may already own in your closet”

How She’s Wearing it: The Avah Linen Tee Shirt - tucked in. “I love it - slouchy and oversized” Or try a fitted tank or bodysuit.

The Royce Sandals in Pinwheel Patch - “Matchy-matchy is the name of the game” 

The Yulia Bag or The Talulah Bag in Parotta - “To me prints are extremely important right now- there is something mood elevating about investing in the right one.” 

Jewelry: Gold Hoops 



The Biker Short


Brooke on the Trend: “Bermuda Length shorts are really on the rise.”

Brooke’s Pick: The Masie Short "Fuses the best of what the biker short does, with the bermuda short- to have you covered in all the right places. One of my favorite pairs of shorts.”

How She’s Wearing it: “Everyone you wanna be is wearing a cool boyfriend shirt and that is what J.McLaughlin has been doing for years. When I put on a shirt like this I feel classic, i feel effortless and instantly get that cool girl boost.”

A rolled up sleeve 

Shorter length necklace that sits at the collar bone

The Angelique Sneakers: “I can see myself living in this” 

Brooke’s Style Hack: For a completely different look unbutton one button and tie at the waist, add chunky sandals with a small heel and big earrings.


The Scalloped Short

Brooke on the Trend:
“Very subtle but feminine”

Brooke’s Pick: The Petal Shorts -  “I love that these are my casual everyday cotton shorts. The key is the petal detail makes it a little dressier and a little different.”

The Color: “Fresh, lively and really elevate our mood right now. I am emotionally drawn to this color.”

How She’s Wearing it: With the Angelique Sneakers, white tee, Jean jacket with a rolled-up sleeve and The Yulia Bag “Holding this bag instantly elevates the look”!


The Eyelet Short


Brooke on the Trend: “I can’t think of anything more important right now than investing in items we can wash and live in”

Brooke’s Pick: Brady Eyelet Shorts ”The eyelet is very feminine- I like mixing the dressy back to the casual.”

How She’s Wearing it: With The Hayden Top- “We all need tops like this in our closet. I bought this to go back to skinny white jeans but when I tucked it into these shorts I had an ah-ha moment.”

Brooke’s Style Hack: Mix in other white ivory textures with pearls or big white earrings and don’t forget your mask!