Get ready, because in a few months we'll all be rocking jorts. But let's be real, we won't look like fashion icons - more like dads running errands in our comfiest shorts. Brace yourself, because jorts are about to take over and no one is exempt.
Gen Zers have ushered in countless trends, but we must draw a line somewhere... and this time, they've gone too far.
One such trend is the abomination known as jorts. If you're unfamiliar with the term, it's a cringe-worthy combination of jeans and shorts.
These are essentially longer shorts that fall below the knee or just above, with a baggy fit. They do nothing to accentuate your beautiful thighs or legs, but instead draw attention to your less appealing calves.
To give you a cultural reference, think back to Avril Lavigne or Ashlee Simpson in the early 2000s, when they were still figuring out their personal style. Jorts were an attempt to rebel against the mini skirt trend of the time.
Honestly, jorts are just plain hideous, and they're offending everyone's eyes. A friend recently confessed to me that her teenage daughter had succumbed to this fashion atrocity. It's truly heartbreaking.
It's safe to say that jorts are universally unflattering. Even celebrities like Gigi Hadid and Em-Rata can't fully salvage them. Yes, they still manage to look good because they're stunningly beautiful, but even they have looked better in other outfits.
Despite my absolute horror, jorts are becoming a thing. Some TikTok creators even make videos recommending the best places to buy jorts or offering styling tips. But no matter how much effort goes into styling or posing, there's no escaping the fact that jorts resemble the attire of a grandfather heading to the betting shop.
I was willing to accept slogan T-shirts, low-rise jeans, baggy jeans, and even the return of plaid, but jorts? That's where I draw the line. And I believe everyone else should too.
We need to put an end to this trend before it's too late. I might be able to resist wearing jorts for now, but deep down, I know myself. Eventually, they'll start to look normal, and I'll find myself giving them a try.
I know how easily I can be swayed by trends, and I'm sure many other women can relate. Some people have the ability to resist trends and maintain a timeless style, but that's never been me. I've had my fair share of fashion disasters to prove it.
Jorts are a problem because once they become fashionable, they become everyone's problem. I'm deeply concerned that in a few months, I'll be one of the many victims of this trend, strutting around in jorts and thinking I look amazing, when in reality, I'll resemble someone's dad making a late-night trip to the grocery store.
Jorts are coming for all of us, and we must stay strong to protect ourselves. Let's put an end to this fashion nightmare before it consumes us all.