Shorts are no longer just for vacations or warm weather. They have become a new fashion trend when combined with a matching top. Known as the shorts set, this trend has fast become a pandemic-era hit. The shorts set has replaced the tie-dye sweat suit that dominated most of 2020.
According to Chloe Baffert, the curation and merchandising expert at fashion site Poshmark, the demand for matching short sets jumped 223 percent between May 2019 and May 2022. She adds that the warm-weather version has also recorded a jump in sales – 24 percent compared to last month.