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Shop It Right Now: Cool Denim Shorts For Spring and Summer

  • MOTO Bleach Spot Denim Hotpants, $60; at Topshop

  • Rag & Bone/JEAN The Cutoff Shorts, $165; at Shopbop

  • Acne Studios Bonnie Patch Shorts, $210; at La Garconne

  • Lacey Denim Cutoff Shorts, $88; at Free People

  • Marni Cuffed low-rise denim shorts, $350; at Net-a-Porter

  • Hudson Jeans Hampton Cuff Jean Shorts, $123; at Nordstrom

  • High-Waisted Boho Cut Offs, $29.80; at Forever 21

  • Denim Quilted Suspender Shorts, $62; at Pixie Market

  • Black Orchid Ombre Cut Off Short, $127; a Revolve Clothing

  • Level 99 Sailor Shorts, $78; at Anthropologie

  • MKL Collective The Casual Friday Shorts, $38; at Karmaloop

  • 1969 Splattered Sexy Boyfriend Shorts, $49.95; at Gap

  • Lightweight Washed Chambray Short, $55; at J.Crew

  • Denim Cutoff Shorts in Twin Stripe, $59; at Madewell

  • Oasis Shorts in Lace Denim, $46.55; at ASOS

  • Burberry Brit Cuffed Denim Shorts, $273.09; at Farfetch

  • Colored Denim Shorts, $39.90; at Zara

  • Destroyed Cut-Off Denim, $43; at Brandy Melville

  • BDG Lou High:Low Denim Short, $54; at Urban Outfitters

  • J Brand Low-Rise Stretch-Denim Shorts, $75; at The Outnet


Shop It Right Now: Cool Denim Shorts For Spring and Summer

Shop It Right Now: Cool Denim Shorts For Spring and Summer

If there’s one warm-weather staple every gal should own, it’s a solid pair of humble denim shorts. The jean short has been around for decades in various iterations, and because they’re cool, casual, and totally effortless, it’s easy so see why they’ve stuck around so long.

Today’s options are all over the map in the best way possible—we’ve seen everything from retro-style high-waisted cutoffs and printed denim shorts, to slouchier versions that can be dressed up or dressed down.

No matter which fit, style, or color you prefer, we’ve rounded up 20 stylish options to buy and wear now.

There’s one thing to keep in mind when hunting for the perfect pair of denim shorts: Always be mindful of the length and fit. Them Daisy Dukes? Not so practical.