Where to Buy the Best Denim Shorts, From an NYC Girl

When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.

It’s officially summer, which means it’s time to start swapping your go-to weekend denim look for casual jean shorts. Since I’ve already shared the place I swear by when it comes to shopping for skinny jeans, today I’m keeping with the denim theme and dishing where I find the best denim shorts. When updating my jean shorts collection, I keep it simple and stick to three shops that never disappoint me: Madewell, J Brand, and Free People.

Keep reading to see what I like about each brand and freshen your denim shorts selection with my favorite picks from each site!