Trends/ Under $100/ Fashion / 29 Apr, 2021

6 Fresh Ways To Wear Denim Shorts


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing paris sweatshirt from abercrombieI can’t think of anything more essential for the warmer seasons than a pair of denim shorts. Although they come in so many variations these days from a longer, bermuda style short to a high-rise waist, you can be sure they’ll remain a key piece in your wardrobe for years. After giving this staple a break for almost an entire year, I thought I’d share some of the ways I’ll be bringing it back in 2021. You can reference this post for the exact ones I wear most, but in the meantime, read on for the foolproof denim shorts outfits I swear by.

fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a saint laurent red bag and white louboutin heelsBalmain Blazer (also here – wearing a 34, better for budget here) | Gucci Tee (wearing an XXS) | Levi’s Denim Shorts (wearing a 24) | Christian Louboutin White Pumps (better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Red Wallet on a Chain | Quay Sunglasses | Gorjana Crescent Necklace

1. Graphic Tee, Blazer & Heels

A blazer and denim combination will forever be my go-to whether that’s a pair of jeans or cutoff shorts. You’ll see me wear variations of this look all year long. To keep things effortlessly chic, wear a graphic tee underneath and throw on a pair of heels.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a paris sweatshirt and fendi sunshine bag
Abercrombie Sweatshirt (wearing an XS) | Abercrombie Mom Shorts (wearing a 24) | Chloe Woody Slides | Fendi Sunshine Tote 

2. Sweatshirt & Oversized Tote

If you’re combatting chilly mornings and evenings with mild afternoons, picking an outfit is as easy as throwing on a graphic sweatshirt and denim shorts. Although simple, you can always ramp it up with an oversized tote bag and chic slides.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing white off the shoulder sweater with agolde denim shorts and gucci velvet bagSimilar Off-The-Shoulder Sweater | Agolde Denim Shorts | Gucci Belt | Similar Gucci Bag | Tamara Mellon Heels | Rag & Bone Panama Hat (better for budget here)

3. Off-The-Shoulder Top & Fedora

For a more polished outfit, I love pairing my denim cutoffs with an off-the-shoulder top. It instantly dresses up the casual vibes of the shorts. Plus, you can always inject more summer energy into this combination with accessories. I love a fedora or woven handbag.


mia mia mine wearing a white silk shirt by lilysilkLilysilk Button-Down Blouse | Levi’s Denim Shorts | Similar Belt | Bottega Veneta The Pouch | Givenchy Sunglasses

4. Button-Down Top & Logo Belt

If you’re style tends to be more classic, you can always opt for a button-down top. There are so many ways to wear it whether you want to style it with a bralette underneath, tie the ends together at the waist, or wear it tucked in. Either way, it looks completely flawless with denim shorts. 


mia mia mine wearing a lace top for summer with denim shortsWayf Lace Top (wearing an XXS) | Levi’s Denim Shorts (wearing a 24) | Castañer Wedges (similar here) | Saint Laurent Sunset Bag  (similar here) | Tom Ford Aviator Sunglasses (similar here, better for budget here)

5. Lace Top & Wedges

Denim shorts are the perfect going out or vacation piece. It’s always so much fun to wear with a lace top or puff sleeve blouse. The only thing left to complete the outfit is some wedge espadrilles.


fashion blogger mia mia mine wearing a white panama hat by rag & bone and a cult gaia bagFree People Bodysuit (wearing an XS) | Similar Denim Shorts | Similar Cult Gaia Acrylic Bag (budget friendly) | Manolo Blahnik Heels (better for budget here) | Rag & Bone Panama Hat (better for budget here)

6. Bodysuit & Clutch

A fail proof look you can’t go wrong with is a bodysuit and cutoffs. You guys know I’m obsessed with basics, so this is something I can wear everyday. Changing up your shoes or bag helps keep it fresh.


xo, Maria

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