Another day, another jort. Today, Bella Hadid, queen of navel-baring, stepped out in New York City wearing an incredibly cropped black sleeveless top layered on another teeny white top. For that maximum tummy reveal, she wore none other than a pair of low-slung jorts—elongated jean shorts—that boasted a pinstriped cut-out. She accessorized the look with a Jean Paul Gaultier Supreme belt and a Louis Vuitton monogrammed bag. The curious addition, given that New York is experiencing a searing heatwave, is that Bella didn’t wear the jorts with temperature-appropriate thong sandals or even a sneaker, but rather a pair of knee-high black boots with a sharp square toe by Fidan Novruzova.
Boots aside, it seems as if Bella is taking note of her sister Gigi who recently wore jorts. In Gigi’s case, she opted for a more pared-back version of jorts: a standard light wash jean iteration that appeared to be sheared off at the thigh. As for Bella, she went the more outré route with her remixed version. Either way, the sisters are right in step with trends. Jorts are having a moment! There is a craze for the long-but-short denim piece that covers the leg like a trapezoid! (There has actually been an increase in searches, too.) After all, the rabid lust for the pant makes sense: It’s really hot out and some wearers have noted that it allows for breathability and maximum comfort. And while Bella may have offset the obvious ventilation benefits of the jort with her literally scorching hot boots, she certainly nailed a chic look.