The sunny season is finally here, which means it’s time for our trusty denim shorts to finally come out of hibernation. There’s no harder working staple in our summer wardrobes (we practically live in them on warm-weather weekends), so it’s time to give denim shorts a breath of fresh air with some cool outfit ideas from some of our favorite stylish celebs. Whether you opt for a longer pair of Bermuda denim shorts worn with translucent heels and a cropped cardigan like Kendall Jenner or go for classic high-waisted cutoffs with a chic polo top like Bella Hadid, there’s a denim outfit to suit every sartorial taste. If you’re looking for fresh and innovative ways to style your denim shorts this season, or you’re simply searching for a new pair for the summer season ahead, then scroll below for plenty of denim short outfit inspiration.
Kendall Jenner knows how to take a pair of denim shorts from day-to-night. She dresses up a slightly longer faded black pair with a chic fitted cropped cardigan and finishes her look with an of-the-moment shoulder bag and trendy transparent heels.
Bella is the epitome of cool—mixing a prim polo top with edgy combat boots along with her high-waisted cut-offs. A cool metallic belt ties the look together.
Beyonce balances high-waisted cut off shorts with a buttoned-down blouse for a statement summer look that exudes a touch of polish. Complete the look with red-cat eye sunglasses.
For a city-chic look, Gigi Hadid combines high-waisted denim shorts with a brown leather jacket, baguette bag, and sporty flatform sandals—perfect for a casual brunch with friends.
On Gigi Hadid: Chloé bag
Rihanna opts for a loose wrap blouse that touches the bottom of her denim shorts to create a super-flattering and refreshing silhouette. Finish with translucent heels.
On Rihanna: Levi's shorts; Jean Paul Gaultier shirt jacket; Alaïa sandals
You can never go wrong with a striped boat-neck top, white sneakers, and loose denim shorts for an effortless off-duty look.
On Alexa Chung: AG stripe top; Superba Cotu Classic Sneakers ($65)