Goodbye, Daisy Dukes - Hello Jorts!


| LAST UPDATE 07/05/2022

By Lia Thomson
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"Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top." Katy Perry set the tone for the 2010s with the popularity of itty bitty jean shorts. But now, trend forecasters have revealed this style is out. Instead, we'll probably be seeing jorts on every influencer, model, and celeb. Here's how jorts have taken over.

Jorts are loose jeans short that reach down around the lower part of the waist and just barely hit the knee. A big difference from former trends, where shorts were as small as can be! It seems like comfort is a major factor in trends for this summer. Yet still, these shorts create mega cute outfits while also allowing you to move. The grungy all-American look can be dressed up or down - the options are endless!

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Although many brands have started to sell jorts, they can also easily be DIY-ed at home! All you need is a pair of old blue jeans you don't wear anymore. Give them a revamp by grabbing your scissors and getting to work! A student from Brooklyn recently revealed to Vogue, "I didn't have any shorts, so I cut my jeans because we are living the thrifted lifestyle," she said as she pointed to her pal. "They were her pants, and they didn't fit for years!" These days taking an old piece of clothing and making it something new is all the rage. Not only because it's fun, cheap, and very versatile - it's also sustainable. But if you don't have any jeans you are ready to say goodbye to, don't worry: there are so many other ways to get your hand on some jorts. "If you're willing to sever ties with the beloved light-wash Levi's, you can find some great vintage deals online," the student said. 

Jorts aren't just seen all over the gram' or on the streets on New York, they've also been featured on many fashion show runways! Gucci's Spring 2023 line included a bedazzled pair of these baggy shorts. Similarly, Max Mara pre-fall 2022 featured a dark wash pair. While they can be paired with nearly anything, it seems small tops are the go-to as they perfectly contrast the bigger and longer bottoms. Check out these affordable Mango jorts or this more luxurious pair from Isabel Marant Natalina.

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