Hailey Bieber Can't Stop Wearing This "Controversial" Denim Trend


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Given how often I check street style blogs and photo agency pages, I pretty much see every single outfit worn by celebrities, and of them all, Hailey Bieber's the one I spot the most. But this year, I've found it hard to keep track of all of her looks, particularly because they all sort of look the same. You see, while her nighttime 'fits have been all across the board, her daytime ones have mostly revolved around one item: her vintage 501 Levi's shorts sourced by Denim by Orlee.

So far this summer, I've counted five occasions that Bieber's worn the baggy, low-rise cutoffs, whether she's posted the outfits herself on Instagram or been photographed wearing them around NYC and L.A.. On most of them, she's paired the shorts with her go-to white Leset cropped Kelly tee, a black-and-gold The Row belt, white socks, and either loafers or Adidas Sambas. To dress up the shorts, she added a strapless corset top on one occasion, and on others, 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 coming back to the shorts that consistently divide opinion. One thing's for sure; she's helping me get over my past denim-short traumas.

Scroll down to see Bieber's shorts looks and to shop the jorts yourself. 


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On Hailey Bieber: Denim by Orlee shorts; Adidas Vegan Samba Shoes (£90); Saint Laurent Le 5 À 7 Supple Large Leather Shoulder Bag (£2330)


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On Hailey Bieber: Khaite Jay Strapless Duchesse Cotton-Blend Satin Bustier Top (£336)


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On Hailey Bieber: Chanel loafers; The Row Leather Belt (£500); Denim by Orlee shorts; Bottega Veneta Jodie Small Knotted Intrecciato Leather Tote (£2870)

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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.