The Chicest Denim Shorts You Can Buy (With Outfit Ideas to Match)

If you were to rattle off some of the key staples that act as the foundational elements in your summer wardrobe, shorts would undoubtedly rank high on that list. More specifically, denim shorts. As the cool cousin to your favorite jeans, cutoffs bring that effortlessness to any ‘fit. And while there are a range of silhouettes out there to choose from, we scrolled through all of your favorite shops to uncover the chicest styles that could be of interest.

To add another layer, we also found some A+ summer ensembles featuring denim shorts as well for some further inspiration, including a forward shorts and tee look, a more dressed-up vibe, and so on. Without further ado, keep scrolling to shop denim shorts, along with other items that will team flawlessly with the summer staple.

The best denim shorts



The addition of a slouchy button-down brings an additional chic element to a white top and denim short look.

Tank tops never cease to amaze us. 

We love a white sneaker for summer. 

Shop the best black denim shorts



Tuck an of-the-moment white blouse into black denim shorts, and complete the look with trendy accessories for a streamlined vibe.

Black denim is always a great buy. 

Perfect for the work week or weekend. 

Three for the price of one? Yes, please. 

The perfect sandal to add polish to any pair of shorts. 

The best short denim shorts



A sweatshirt and shorter denim shorts outfit is cute—and the chunky oxfords add an unexpected element.

These add instant "cool" to any look. 

We love the waistline on these shorts. 

The best distressed denim shorts



Bring instant polish to any look with the addition of an elevated blazer.

The length on these will ensure you're comfortable all summer long. 

Your future self will thank you for investing in this blazer. 

You just can't beat a T-shirt and denim short outfit. Try tucking the tee in, and finish the look off with cool sandals.

We love cuffed denim shorts. 

Next, An 8-Piece Summer Wardrobe at Every Budget.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

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