3 Ways to Elevate Denim Shorts

Ah, denim shorts. One of the most timeless, quintessential summer pieces. Denim shorts are the ultimate summer wardrobe staple. Since these casual cutoffs have been in our closets for longer than we can remember, we’re always looking for new ways to style them. This summer, we’re all about elevating our laid-back staple shorts into a look that’s anything but basic. Keep reading for three outfit ideas that do just that.

Style with a Graphic Tee and Dainty Jewelry

Sure, graphic tees and denim shorts are a bit of a no-brainer combo, but the right accessories can take this pairing to the nines! Dress up your cutoffs with accents like dainty jewelry, eye-catching sunglasses, a western belt, or a shoulder bag for a daytime look that’s anything but basic.

Style with an Oversized Button-Up

For an even more dolled-up look, pair your cutoffs with an oversized button-up and strappy sandals. For an extra flattering finish, leave your top slightly unbuttoned and tie or half-tuck the front. This outfit looks fantastic with longer, Bermuda style denim shorts.

Style with a Structured Blazer

For the most polished take on an elevated denim shorts outfit, throw on a structured blazer. Wear this look with sneakers during the morning and later swap them out for a low-heeled sandal for a sophisticated look that will take you day to night.

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