French women and classic style go hand in hand, and if you're a regular WWW reader, you'll know just how often we turning to our French fashion friends for inspiration. Well, surprise surprise—we're back once again to tap into their style, this time focusing on how to wear one of the most enduring items in our summer wardrobes: jean shorts.
Since we've officially reached the point in the summer where denim shorts have become a fixture in our day-to-day outfits, it's about time we shed some light on ways to make them feel fresh. I don't know about you, but I've been wearing my beloved cutoffs for more summers than I can count and my styling ideas have gotten a tad, well, tired. While a basic tank and sandals will never fail, I've enlisted some of the most stylish French women I know to shed some light on the new and improved way to wear them—and their ideas don't disappoint. Whether they're throwing on a checked blazer or pairing shorts with a cute cropped cardigan, the following nine jean shorts outfits are sure to inspire you (because they definitely have for me).
Your first thought might not be to wear a cardigan with cutoff shorts, but it should be. Try a knit with short sleeves and a cropped hem that's especially suited to summer and accessorize with retro sunglasses like your favorite French girl.