Happy Friday! Today I am sharing all of my favorite denim shorts as well as some denim short outfit ideas to give you inspiration as we head into Summer! Denim shorts are on heavy rotation once we hit the warmer months, and I have several pairs that I rotate through. A good blue denim, black denim, and white denim pair are must-haves for me and to be honest, I have several of each 🙈. Here are my favorite pairs of denim shorts and how I would style them!
Pullover: Loft | Shorts: Loft | Slides: Sam Edelman
This pair is seriously the perfect classic stretch denim short AND they’re 50% off right now! They are a mid-rise so they hit a little below my belly button and I did size up to a 26 just because I prefer my shorts not be skin-tight in the thigh. I would say they’re true to size since they feel a little loose around the waist, so if you don’t mind a more fitted short you could get your typical size.
Pullover: AE | Shorts: Revolve | Slides: Sam Edelman
I’ve had these shorts for two years and can easily say they are my absolute favorite pair- hands down! I wear them almost daily in the summer and they have held up so so well! They’re super comfortable high-rise and have great coverage in the back. Size up if you prefer a more oversized fit because they don’t have any stretch, but otherwise they do run true to size. They are a bit on the pricier side, but like I said- I’ve had mine for two years and I get so much wear out of them. They are absolutely worth every penny!
OTS Top: AE | Shorts: Revolve | Sandals: Steve Madden
This pair is one of my favorites. I love the distressed denim and button fly, plus the quality of the denim is amazing. The style reminds me of One Teaspoon shorts, but for about half the price! These shorts run true to size, however I do like my shorts to fit a little bit oversized so I’m wearing a 26. If your size isn’t in stock, keep checking back because they’ve restocked them a few times!
Tee: AE | Bralette: Free People | Shorts: AE | Sandals: Tory Burch
I wanted to make sure I included a pair of high-rise white denim and I found these at such a great price point. I always have the hardest time finding white denim that isn’t see through, and this are so great! I love the length, they aren’t too short at all and have really cute distressing and frayed hems. They aren’t super stretchy, but I went ahead and ordered my typical size 2 and they fit really well.
Tank: AE | Utility Shirt: Express | Shorts: Madewell | Sandals: Marc Fisher
This pair is a washed black, high-rise, stretch denim short with a cuffed hem. The cuffed hem isn’t sewn down so you can easily unfold it for a little bit more length and still keep the cute frayed hem. They’re super comfortable and an awesome option for a black short. I’m wearing a 25 which is my typical size in Madewell, so they run true to size.
Pullover: Abercrombie | Shorts: Abercrombie (similar, longer length) | Sandals: Tory Burch
Another sale pair, this denim short is a classic high-rise cut-off style with tons of distressing. There is no stretch in the denim which is awesome because they hold you in really well, but you definitely will need to size up one because of that. I’m wearing a size 26 and they fit perfectly. I love that this pair comes a bunch of different washes, so with the sale this weekend you can get 2 pairs for $88 or 3 pairs for $99. The sweater I’m wearing is also included in the sale, so you can mix and match and get a new outfit for summer!