Nobody can rock a pair of high-waisted denim shorts better than Kelly Kapowski—at least, that’s what we used to think until we saw the batch of style-conscious ladies in today’s story. The cool cutoffs are a weekend go-to for such influencers as Nicole Richie, Miley Cyrus, and Solange Knowles, and with so many styling possibilities, it’s easy to see why.
Celebrity Style: Jean Shorts Are Having A Moment
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Click through now for our celebrity tutorial on how to keep this summer staple feeling fresh all season long.
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Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung
As the old saying goes, friends who wear high-rise denim shorts together, stay together--or something like that. While Chung paired her vintage cutoffs with a tucked-in Madewell shirt, Mulberry bag, and Porselli for A.P.C. flats, Lowe kept it low-key in a similar vintage style worn with a sheer gray Alexander Wang tee, Louis Vuitton backpack, and Chanel biker boots.
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Leaving a friend’s house in Studio City earlier this year, the singer gave her distressed cutoffs an of-the-moment spin with a floral-print crop top and Dr. Marten boots.
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Performing at the Northside Festival in Brooklyn last month, Knowles opted for a casual on top (Babatunde Bafing Fitted Cap ($20) and striped tee), party on the bottom (below-the-knee gladiator heels) approach to her denim shorts.
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Spotted in Paris, the British model gave her denim shorts the ‘90s hip-hop treatment with the addition of a beanie, Burberry Prorsum leather jacket, Worn By Squeeze This! T-Shirt ($56), and Nike Air Jordan sneakers.
Zara Biker Jacket with Zips ($229); Mario Testino for Mate Pisac Cotton-Blend Jersey T-Shirt ($205); Katie Grand Loves Hogan Leather, Suede and Printed Canvas Wedge High-Top Sneakers ($675).
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The perfect bathing suit cover-up? Swanepoel got it right in Miami two months ago in light-wash Levi’s shorts, a Victoria’s Secret bikini, and a knotted tank.
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Wrangler Denim Cheeky Shorts ($44) in Indigo
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Topshop by Boutique
Moto Francis Denim Hot Pants ($56) in Light Denim
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The Alexia Shorts ($165) in Cambridge
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Hawks Shorts ($116) in Super
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Alva Cutoff Shorts ($58) in Acid Wash
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High Waisted Cutoffs ($145) in Flowers From the Storm
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Five Pocket Cuffed Denim Cutoff Shorts ($68) in Lou Lou Blue
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Citizens of Humanity
Chloe High Waist Shorts ($179) in Serene
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Distressed High Rise Cutoff Shorts ($78) in White Teeth
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High-Waist Jean Cuff Shorts ($58) in Medium Stone Wash Indigo