Summer Style: A Case For Denim Shorts

Not just a summer style cliché

Denim Shorts For Women 2016

by Rebecca Cox |
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Yes, yes, we know you’ve been wearing denim shorts on your beach holiday since the dawn of time, and this summer you’ve decided to exclusively wear off-the-shoulder dresses, pretty embroidered blouses and flippy midi skirts.

But hear us out; we just want to prove to you why the lowly denim cut-off is still your must-have summer style staple.

First up, enter Chiara Ferragni, who pretty much lives in a denim cut-off when she travels to sunny climes.

And then there’s Alexa Chung, who actually wore almost the exact same outfit, proving that denim cut-offs plus a gingham crop top are a sartorial match made in Insta-heaven.

Alex Stedman (aka The Frugality) teaches us that this season’s perfect match for a pair of denim shorts is an embroidered peasant blouse.

Don’t believe her? Elle Ferguson corroborates her claim with this denim cut-offs and black blouse ensemble. Easy does it.

Elle’s denim shorts game is seriously strong. Although we can’t help feeling ours would be too if we were in Australia most of the time.

Thought denim shorts weren’t for city living? Think again. If you’re spending the summer stomping the streets of London, Manchester, Paris, or, perhaps, Woking, take a leaf out of Gigi Hadid’s style file and simply add a rock tee and ankle boots (potentially of the Doc Marten variety).

Are you sold on denim shorts for summer ’16 yet? Super news.

So where do you find the perfect pair? If it’s a vintage pair of Levi’s cut-offs you crave, but don’t want to spend half the summer rummaging in vintage shops, head to Urban Outfitters, where you’ll find dozens of options in their Urban Renewal Levi’s Shorts range.

We also love Topshop's MOTO Raw Hem Mom Short, £28, or Alexander Wang's Distressed denim shorts, £175 at Net-A-Porter.

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