The Denim Shorts You’ll Live in All Summer

The Denim Shorts You’ll Live in All Summer
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Denim shorts may just be the ideal summer garment—easy to throw on with a T-shirt and sneakers or pair with a silk tank or off-the-shoulder top for a low-key party outfit. Right now, our favorite styles have a few things in common: they’re high-waisted enough to wear with a crop top and not flash more than an inch or two of skin, and they’re tattered and distressed in all the right places.

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Sound familiar? Well, you’re in luck: With retailers going in on “festival wear” right now and Etsy and eBay sellers stocking vintage Levi’s cutoffs by the truckload, it’s the perfect time to pick up a new pair of denim shorts. Ahead, shop 15 of the best pairs you can buy right now, and see outfit ideas to copy ’till Labor Day and beyond.

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Photo: Janni Deler

Vinyl Collector Distressed Cutoff Shorts, $42; at Lulu's

Vintage Levi's High-Waisted Denim Shorts, $49; at Cuff n' Roll

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High-Waist Levi's Denim Cutoff Shorts, $43.98; at Etsy store Firegypsy Vintage

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A Gold E Jaden High-Rise Cutoff Denim Shorts, $118; at Nordstrom

Wrecked Cutoff Denim Shorts, $59; at Azalea

501 Shorts, $58; at Levi's

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Wedge Short, $58.50 (was $78); at Blank NYC

Denim Shorts High Waist, $29.99; at H&M

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High-Waisted Ripped Denim Shorts, $40.38; at Missguided

Alexander Wang Distressed Denim Shorts, $215; at Net-A-Porter

Ripped Denim Shorts, $39.90; at Zara

Denim Boyshorts: Cutoff Edition, $64.50; at Madewell

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