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.