Evolution Of The Skort

In the ’90s I had shorts, skirts and then there were my “skorts”. Masquerading as a skirt from the front, the rear view revealed its true form, two cropped pant legs that you had to step into separately. At the time I found it to be a girly (and therefore desirable) alternative to my other options for playtime. As the trend became more distant during the turn of the century I decided I never wanted to see this in-between look come back into style. Soon the ambiguous short and skirt combination was exclusively relegated to beaches and tennis courts.  But then came the airy “pantaloons”. Billowy, wide-leg shorts that looked like a skirt from the back and even front but again were shorts in their truest form. So it wasn’t a real skort, but it was close enough. Although the style didn’t click with me personally, it was nice to be able to wear a flouncy mini and not have to worry about a little wind or tightly crossing my legs. Now a new short skort is making it’s mark. It’s uber chic and convenient when you want something comfortable yet sexy for the heat. An origami style crossover creates skirt shaped like shorts (with a center “V”) which transform into real shorts in the back. The reinvented style looks great in crisp brights with an embellished blouse and a cross body purse. Get your hands on a pair now with my picks:

Topshop- $64

topshop skort

 

 

 

 

 

Express- $60

Express Skort

 

 

 

 

 

Aritzia- $50

Aritzia Skort