The $50 Shorts I'm Buying to Mimic Hailey Bieber's Most-Worn Outfit of 2023


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Given how often I check street-style blogs and photo agency pages, I see almost every outfit worn by celebrities. But the celebrity I spot most is Hailey Bieber. This summer, however, I've found it hard to keep track of all of her looks because they all sort of look the same. While her nighttime outfits have been all across the board, her daytime ones have mainly revolved around one item: Denim by Orlee vintage 501 Levi's shorts.

So far this summer, I've counted five occasions where Bieber wore the baggy low-rise cutoffs, whether she's posted the outfits herself on Instagram or been photographed wearing them around NYC and L.A. She often pairs the shorts with her go-to white Leset cropped Kelly tee, a black-and-gold The Row belt, white socks, and loafers or Adidas Sambas. To dress up the shorts, she once added a Khaite strapless corset top. On another occasion, she added statement earrings and designer bags, including Bottega Veneta's Jodie and Saint Laurent's Le 5 à 7 tote.

With practically all of the fashion world to choose from, it says a lot that Bieber can't stop wearing these Levi's shorts. Sadly, Denim by Orlee's offering of similar styles is currently limited. That's why I searched the web and found a stellar on-sale alternative from Urban Outfitters' Urban Renewal line that'll get you a similar look. Scroll down to see Bieber's shorts looks and shop the $50 jorts. 


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On Hailey Bieber: Leset Kelly Crop Slim-Fit Tee ($72); Denim by Orlee shorts; Adidas Vegan Samba Shoes ($100); Saint Laurent Le 5 À 7 Supple Large Leather Shoulder Bag ($3100); Giant Vintage Norbert Sunglasses ($32)


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On Hailey Bieber: Khaite Jay Strapless Duchesse Cotton-Blend Satin Bustier Top ($680); Denim by Orlee shorts; Prada loafers; Otra Eyewear Drew Sunglasses ($65)


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On Hailey Bieber: Leset Kelly Crop Slim-Fit Tee ($72); Chanel loafers; The Row Leather Belt ($595); Denim by Orlee shorts; Bottega Veneta Jodie Small Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote ($4100)

Shop my $50 alt for Hailey Bieber's favorite vintage Levi's shorts:

Urban Outfitters' Urban Renewal line has long been my source for vintage Levi's. In fact, it's likely where I bought my first pair of 505s in high school (I'm not counting the toddler-sized classic 501s that I cherish and keep stored away safely at my mom's house). So, of course, when I decided to try and copy the vintage jorts look that Bieber keeps wearing, it was the first place I looked. Vintage Levi's shorts can be tricky to find and pretty expensive if you don't want to do the work of making them vintage yourself. These, however, are on sale for just $50 and a click away.

More items to buy to get Bieber's go-to summer outfit: 

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Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.