Denim Shorts: How to Wear It

April Peveteaux
Beauty & Style

j crew denim shorts
J.Crew; $72
It's heating up and all I want to wear are shorts and skirts. But shorts are a lot more realistic since I'm often running and playing with the tiny maniacs.

While I do have long legs, I'm not supermodel thin, so finding the right shorts can be challenging. Luckily denim works with so many body types and can create a zillion different looks -- you just can't go wrong with a good pair of denim shorts.

Lindsay gave us a great overview of J.Crew shorts, and this dark pair with cuffs is perfect for summer whether you're hanging in your own backyard or sipping margaritas at your favorite Mexican joint. You can easily dress the dark denim up or down, but I'm always going with comfort since, hello, that's the whole point of summer!

pierside denim shorts mod cloth
ModCloth; $34.99
A look that can flatter most body types, these black denim Pierside shorts with big cuffs aren't too short and aren't too long. Bonus -- these shorts can also transition into winter nicely with a pair of thick tights. But you'll really want to wear them every day this summer with your favorite boyfriend tee or button-up.

denim bermuda shorts old navy
Old Navy; $26.50




For the leg shy, you can always go Bermuda, and Old Navy has a denim drawstring pair with the worn-in look that are beach-ready. Can't you just smell the ocean air when you look at these comfy shorts with plenty of coverage?

Denim short in desire wash ($72) -- J.Crew

Pierside Shorts ($34.99) -- ModCloth

Drawstring Denim Bermudas ($26.50) -- Old Navy

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