The Best Cutoffs, Bermudas and Every Denim Short Between
Let’s face it: denim shorts have gotten a bad rap. Blame it on all the celebs routinely sporting cutoffs to Coachella. (Even though the festival was canceled the last two years due to the pandemic.) Jean shorts are actually summer staples. And the best denim shorts go with every other seasonal essential in your closet.
The key is to look for ones that aren’t too short or too long. Bermuda shorts are proving popular, but you want to make sure they’re not too tight in the leg area. If you’re brave enough to go the almost-micro route (after all, Miu Miu gave all of us an invitation to go super short with our hemlines this summer), opt for pairs that feature clean lines, cuffs or substantially frayed edges. When it comes to washes, pretty much anything goes. You can rock dark shades, bleached hues and even acid wash — it all depends on the cut and the brand. Patterns and stark hues are not only acceptable, they’re highly encouraged.
Keep scrolling to discover the most stylish denim shorts around. If you’re also in desperate need of some styling inspo, all you need to do is look to the street style set.
Zara Ripped Denim Shorts, $39.90 at Zara
COS Relaxed-Fit Denim Shorts in Light Blue, $69 at COS
Mango Mom-Fit Denim Shorts in Medium Blue, $39.99 at Mango
Isabel Marant Étoile Blue Lesiasr Shorts, $174 at SSENSE
Raey Rivet Cut-Off Denim Shorts, $102 at Matches Fashion
Frame Le Grand Garcon Denim Shorts, $244 at mytheresa.com
Reformation Alyssa High Rise Jean Shorts in Anguilla, $98 at Reformation
Diesel Denim Short Shorts, $171 at Farfetch
AGOLDE Criss Cross High-Rise Denim Shorts, $248 at mytheresa.com
Zara Retro Denim Shorts in Striped, $39.90 at Zara
Good American Good Girlfriend Short in Indigo108, $99 at Good American
R13 Blue Damon Shorts, $339 at SSENSE
H&M High Waist Denim Shorts, $29.99 at H&M
Levi’s ‘90s 501 Denim Short in Light Blue, $69 at Urban Outfitters