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3 Easy & Stylish Ways to Wear Denim Shorts

by Emma Menteath, Editorial Lead

Summer is officially here. And, though it might not feel like it this week, a two-week heatwave is on the horizon, which means it’s time to reach for our beloved denim shorts.

Not only are denim shorts a sunny-day saviour, they can be styled with everything and anything in your wardrobe and always look on-point. From a classic white shirt to a bold, bright bodysuit, denim shorts are one of the most versatile pieces for the summer months.

And if a staple pair of denim shorts is good enough for the likes of Hailey Bieber, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, they’re more than good enough for us. We’ve rounded up three easy and stylish ways to wear them this summer.

1. Day Trippin’

Day trips are calling, and whether you’ve got outings planned in the UK or are lucky enough to finally be jetting off abroad, a pair of denim boyfriend shorts is essential.

For day-trip styling, we’re taking inspo from the queen of summer denim, Hailey Bieber. To steal her style, pair classic boyfriend shorts with a lightweight white poplin shirt, comfy colourblock trainers, a tote bag and classic gold jewellery.

2. Summer in the City

For summers in the city, pair denim boyfriend shorts with a bold leopard-print shirt (and don’t forget to make the look heatwave approved with a cropped top underneath). For maximum style impact, team with this season’s must-have shoes – the chunky 90s flip flop – a shoulder bag and oversized sunnies.

Women's gold chain drop earrings  Women's black chunky chain shoulder bag  Women's green ribbed collared bodysuit  Women's blue denim boyfriend shorts  Women's black leather look double circle belt  Women's black clear chain strap kitten heel mules

3. Freedom Nights

One of the best things about denim shorts is their versatility, making them super easy to dress up. For freedom nights, make an epic return to the dancefloor with an outfit that’s going to make maximum impact.

Go bold or go home by styling classic boyfriend shorts with a statement green collared bodysuit and this season’s must-have kitten heel mules. For a dazzling finishing touch, add a 90s-inspired chain shoulder bag and statement gold earrings. It’s a picture-perfect outfit you’ll want to show off on the gram’ 📸.