How to Wear Jean Shorts in the Fall Without Freezing Your Butt Off

In the summer, we practically live in jean shorts. They work with just about everything in our wardrobe, from crop tops to bikinis to street style-approved open dresses. Now that fall is here, we’re not quite ready to give them up. The good news is, we don’t have to. Jean shorts are actually a great transitional piece as we adjust our wardrobes for brisk autumn days.

For most of us, style isn’t about getting the most Instagram likes for our #OOTDs. It’s about creatively getting the most mileage from our clothes, which is why we’re wearing white all year long, championing florals for all seasons and rocking boots when we could be wearing sandals. Likewise, the “anything goes” mantra applies to our favorite jean shorts.

And we’re certainly not alone. Fashion girls love to flaunt their knack for seasonless dressing, layering seemingly impossible pieces together in a way that just works. The key is to make sure your look is weather-appropriate. (A bralette and jean shorts in December looks painful, not pretty.) For cooler months, think of denim shorts as you would a skirt or dress when crafting your cool-girl transitional wardrobe.

In need of some visual guidance? Scroll through the gallery above to see how the fashion set is wearing jean shorts this fall.

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