Denim Shorts Outfit Ideas

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Denim shorts are a summer wardrobe must-have. While it does take trial and error to find the perfect pair, there are so many cuts, lengths, and washes; there’s a pair out there that will flatter you and your body type. My summer uniform usually involves the simple outfit formula of denim shorts with a graphic tee and slide sandals. Just like jeans, denim shorts can be dressed up or down too. Throw them over your swimsuit at the beach or pool for a relaxed look. But if you want to take them up a notch, here are five elevated denim shorts outfit ideas.


Denim Shorts Outfit – with a pretty blouse

A chic way to dress up a pair of basic denim shorts is to pair them with a pretty blouse. Opt for a non-distressed pair, and add a belt to complete the look.

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Bermuda Shorts Outfit – with a button-up shirt

A crisp white button-down is a classic option with your denim Bermuda shorts. Tying the front helps define your waist and elongate your legs.

how to dress up denim shorts


White Denim Shorts Outfit – with a blazer

Adding a blazer is another great way to elevate your denim shorts and tee outfit. And with fall right around the corner, it’s the perfect transition look.

how to dress up denim shorts


Denim Cut-Offs Outfit – with a kimono

Instead of a cardigan or jean jacket, try wearing a kimono with your tank top and jean shorts. A kimono instantly adds a fun boho vibe to the look.

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Hemmed Jeans Shorts Outfit – with a shimmery shacket

Pairing a shacket with a colorful cami and denim shorts outfit is a chic combination that will take you from day to night.

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