It’s been so warm here lately that I’ve been living in shorts. In the summer months, denim cut-offs always replace my everyday ripped jeans. Trading out my jeans for shorts is one of the easiest ways to transition my wardrobe – basics and statement tops easily pair with either option. If you read my post last week all about where I splurge versus save on my summer wardrobe (find that here), you probably saw that denim shorts are where I typically save on my summer wardrobe. There are so many great affordable brands (Levi’s is a favorite) that you really don’t need to splurge – unless you want those perfectly placed distressed details – those are usually hand done so they’re more expensive. For me, I go between the two. I don’t always wear super distressed shorts just because they can be too revealing for everyday wear. Instead, I tend to favor shorts with slight distressing. Keep scrolling for more of my favorites.
I just got these white Levi’s shorts and I love the fit. They’re not too tight, but still flattering. I always buy at least one white pair of shorts for summer. They go with everything and are a great way to mix it up from regular blue denim.
Outfit Details: Levi’s White Denim Shorts (runs TTS) // Topshop Black Blazer (wearing US 0) // BP. Bodysuit (runs large, size down) // Gorjana Crescent Pendant Necklace // Celine Sunglasses (budget version here) // Gucci Belt (also here, read my Gucci Belt Buying Guide HERE, wearing a sz 70) // Gucci Marmont Mini Bag // Christian Louboutin White Heels (better for budget here) // Similar Gold Watch
These Levi’s high-rise shorts are my favorite right now. I’m loving Levi’s in general. This pair, this pair and this pair are all in my cart.
Outfit Details: Levi’s Denim Shorts (on sale now! wearing a 24 – runs TTS) // Tommy Hilfiger Linen Top (wearing an XS) // Nine West Dempsey Heels // See by Chloé Susie Crossbody Bag // Anine Bing Lace Bra
These shorts by Frame are definitely on the pricier side and they’re super similar to the Levi’s ones. I will say they are more comfortable though. The denim has more give so I could wear them all day while the Levi’s ones are a little stiffer. This exact pair is sold out, but this is the updated version.
Outfit Details: Frame Denim Shorts (budget version here) // Lioness Black Blazer (also here via Amazon, wearing an XS) // Equipment Silk Blouse (also here via Amazon, wearing an XS, budget version here) // Gucci Double G Belt (wearing a size 70, read my Gucci belt buying guide here) // Gucci Marmont Mini Bag // Celine Sunglasses (budget version here) // Christian Louboutin White Heels (also love these, budget version here) // Gorjana Crescent Necklace // Similar Gold Watch
I always keep a pair of black denim shorts in my summer wardrobe. They look great with white tops (my favorite kind) and they can easily be dressed up with heels or down with flats. This pair is also by Frame and a little pricier than most of my pairs, but they are super comfortable and I love the high-rise fit.
Outfit Details: Frame Black Denim Shorts (runs TTS, budget version here) // Equipment Sleeveless Blouse (also here via Amazon, budget version here – under $15!) // Anine Bing Lace Bra // Chanel Espadrilles (similar here and here) // Chanel Double Flap Bag //Similar Gold Watch // Gorjana Crescent Pendant Necklace
I got this pair last year and they’re still a favorite. I love the distressed detail and they’re super soft. They are a little pricier, but totally worth it, in my opinion. Lovers + Friends is one of my favorite brands for denim and apparel.Outfit Details: Lovers + Friends Denim Shorts (wearing a 24, budget version here) // Capulet Floral Bodysuit (wearing an XS, similar here and here) // Nine West Sandals (runs TTS) // Saint Laurent Sunset Monogram Bag
My Favorite Denim Shorts