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!
Madewell gets it right when it comes to designing a style that’s not too short and hits at the perfect hemline. I particularly like the high-rise boyshorts below.
I love the dark wash here.
This high-rise pair is so retro.
Add a statement top and you’ll be ready for any summer event.
These are seriously the perfect jean shorts. Thanks, Madewell!
The light wash is perfect to pair with anything white.
J Brand is my go-to when I’m looking for an on-trend pair with a bit of edge.
Pair these with a leather jacket for an outdoor concert venue this summer.
I love the rich, dark wash of this pair.
If you’re looking for an all-white option.
Such an easy pair to throw on and go out the door.
This classic midrise can be paired with oval sunnies to keep it fresh.
Free People is my place to find affordable, loose options that are perfect for a lazy summer Sunday.
We love the exposed buttons.
For comfy weekend vibes.
These are a staple for any beach vacay.
Just like your brother's jeans, but more flattering.
Leave it to Levi’s to make the best-fitting jean shorts on the market.
Add this unique pair to your favorite T-shirt-and-sandals combo for an updated look.
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The two-tone side detail makes these so fresh.
I love the idea of pairing denim shorts with a simple tee and a leather jacket.
Just the right amount of distressing.
Snag these $64 cutoffs before they sell out.
Wear these with classic Converse sneakers for a relaxed summer look.
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