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How to Style Denim Shorts this Summer

By Laura Leiva
Nothing says summer fashion better than denim shorts and if you’re looking for fun ways to style them, there are plenty of options for everyone!

Denim shorts – an iconic summer staple and a must-have in every closet. Of course, there’s the super casual option of pairing shorts with a tank top or tee, but what if you want to add a little more style to your look? 

Here are five fun ways to style denim shorts this summer:

1. Pair them with something dressy.

Bring balance to denim shorts by pairing them with a silky top and earrings. Perfect for taking Zoom meetings while staying comfortable or mixing things up, dressy blouses and statement jewelry looks fun and chic when paired with medium wash denim. 

2. Vintage and preppy is in right now.

Want to style vintage denim? Pair shorts with tennis shoes or oxfords, vintage t-shirt and chunky cardigan – layers are perfect when you’re in cooler climates or want to get escape into nature for a little while. 

3. Add structure with pleats.

When you want a more structured and polished look outside of the traditional denim shorts, look for a style that comes with pleats and hems. Paired with a tucked in blouse, this chic and simple outfit option is perfect for any weekend brunch. 

4. Distressed shorts give off the vacation vibe.

Pack a pair or two of your favorite distressed denim shorts in your travel bag – these shorts look great with just about everything in your closet. For even more fun and color, pair distressed shorts with a printed blouse (we love a good Hawaiian print!) and sunglasses. 

5. Take shorts from day to night!

Who says denim shorts can’t work for a night out with friends? Instead of going for the LBD, find a pair of denim shorts in a black wash and pair it with some statement jewelry and heels. 

Denim shorts are super versatile and give any outfit a casual but chic vibe. You’ll definitely want to stock up on this summer staple!