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9 Awesome Street Style Ways to Wear Denim Shorts ...

By Sophia

Denim shorts are a wardrobe staple and there are plenty of different ways to wear denim shorts this season. Stick with a laid-back look in cool cut-offs or work a more polished angle in tailored denim. Don’t just limit your denim shorts to beachwear, either. Take a look at these street style-inspired ways to wear denim shorts.

1 Tailored

TailoredWhen it comes to ways to wear denim shorts, most people tend to stick with casual, laid-back looks. However, Kelly Stuart shot Elena for Elle Magazine working a much more polished look. Elena worked a relaxed tailored look in light denim shorts, a vintage collared shirt, and white Silence & Noise blazer. Lace up ankle boots and layered necklaces completed the look.

2 Sporty and Laid-back

Sporty and Laid-backThe combination of denim shorts, a t-shirt, and sneakers is a signature summer look. Claire was snapped by Sophie Mabille rocking a cool green t-shirt tucked into dark denim Levi’s shorts. Extra points for incorporating a skateboard into a street style shot.


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3 Casually Eclectic

Casually EclecticAliaa Elesseily was snapped by Dvora for Vogue Magazine in this eclectic get-up. She teamed her ripped Topshop denim shorts with a Kenzo printed sweater, embroidered tote bag, and studded loafers. The outfit is full of bold statement pieces, yet they all work to create a casually eclectic look.

4 Classic Pairings

Classic PairingsAngela was snapped by Candice Lake in this classic pairing. She teamed a classic white shirt with distressed denim shorts and flat ankle boots. A chic fedora and studded Alexander Wang bag completed the street-smart look. The pairing of a white shirt and denim shorts is quite timeless and can be dressed up or down with trend-based accessories.

5 Coated

CoatedWhen the weather gets a bit chilly, just throw on an oversized coat. Rose Gray was photographed for Glamour Magazine wearing this stylishly simple outfit. She teamed her H&M denim shorts with a semi-sheer white top, Zara Jacket, and tan Topshop sandals. The rounded metal sunglasses added a retro touch to the outfit.

6 Pastel and Prints

Pastel and PrintsBlogger Nicolette Mason works a girly approach to denim by teaming her cuffed denim shorts with a pastel swan print blouse from ASOS and gold glitter sunglasses. Nude platform pumps and a sleek black satchel complete this polished daytime look.

7 Camouflaged

CamouflagedBlogger Willabelle from Pale Division mixes and matches trends with this outfit. She wears her denim cut-offs with an animal print t-shirt and camouflage jacket. A studded choker adds an edgy element to the outfit while the combination of socks and loafers is more of a preppy touch.

8 Double Denim

Double DenimTake a leaf out of Laura from On The Racks’ book and try your hand at double denim this season. Try to create a matching set by choosing separates in the same kind of denim. Here, Laura opted for relaxed runner-style chambray denim shorts and a matching collared shirt. A cream top breaks up the denim on denim look.

9 Off Duty

Off DutyRecreate a model-off-duty look by teaming your denim shorts with a leather biker jacket. This lady was spotted on the Stylesight blog wearing a quilted leather jacket, grey marle top, cuffed denim shorts, and black ballet flats. Aviator sunglasses, a cream tote, and chunky watch finished off this street-smart look.

These are just a few street-style inspired ways to wear your denim shorts. Which of these outfits do you like best? How will you be styling your denim shorts this season?

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