Dua Lipa Wore the Controversial Shorts-and-Shoe Combo That's Becoming a Thing

If you think Dua Lipa looks cool wearing just about anything, you're not wrong. She pulls off even the most controversial of trends with ease, including a certain shorts outfit that fashion people have been embracing as of late.

While shopping in London earlier this week, Dua Lipa paired an oversize leather jacket with a summer classic: cutoff denim shorts. While you or I might typically think to wear sandals or sneakers with cutoffs, fashion people—and Dua Lipa—have been pairing them with knee boots even in the middle of summer. Given that many areas of the world are experiencing one of the hottest summers on record, not to mention the fact that knee boots are hardly breathable, I'd consider this quite a controversial pairing. But if you're willing to ignore the heat for the sake of fashion, you certainly won't be alone.

Keep scrolling to see Dua Lipa's look and how other fashion people wore this combo before her. Then keep scrolling to shop some of the best denim shorts on the market. 


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On Dua Lipa: Courrèges Vinyl Biker Jacket ($1390); Re/Done 90s Low-Slung Denim Shorts ($195); Dion Lee bag; Chanel boots

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.