We’d venture to guess that the majority of you own at least one pair of jean shorts. Regardless of your body type, age, or style preference, this summertime staple is made in such a wide range of iterations that it can adapt to just about anyone’s look.
That being said, sometimes we fall back on tried-and-true combinations that can start to feel stale season after season (sorry, striped tee). With that in mind, we turned to a few of our favorite bloggers for ideas on how to keep your jean shorts feeling fresh in 2016. See below for seven easy ideas, and if you need to stock up on a new pair, shop our picks!
Style Tip: Tuck a bell-sleeve top into your cutoffs. Finish the look off with a black belt.
Style Tip: Cinch a belted cargo vest over a lacy tank and distressed shorts.
Style Tip: Knot a white tee and style it with high-waist white cutoffs and ankle boots. For an extra layer, slip into a leather moto jacket.
Style Tip: Ditch the kaftan and wear a pair of jean shorts over your one-piece swimsuit.
Style Tip: Add a touch of ’70s flair to your denim with a neckerchief and wide-sleeve tunic.
The 12ish Style via Man Repeller
Style Tip: Instantly elevate a pair of jean shorts by opting for a longer length and teaming them with a crisp white shirt.
Style Tip: Dress up distressed shorts with a fringed popover top and artisanal sandals.
The higher waist on these shorts is perfect for tucking tops into.
A longer hemline for white shorts feels right.
A little distressed detail never hurts.
This fit is flattering and versatile.
Fun fact: Several of our editors own these shorts!
An effortless cuff is where it’s at.