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Denim Shorts

Once the preserve of teenagers at festivals, the denim short has been reimagined by the stye set of late, and we’re feeling inspired by their decidedly more gown-up spin.

The new look is short and shredded to conspicuously reveal the pockets beneath the denim, or longer (boyfriend style) with chunky turn-ups, which incidentally, keeps your modesty in check, too.

Team with perfectly slouchy tees, linen or denim shirts (just don’t match the color if you're going down the double denim route) and a summer blazer or easy, breezy trench.

Scroll our gallery to track down the perfect pair. This is going to be the most versatile piece you’ll buy all season.

 


Boyfriend Distressed Shorts, £22 | Noisy May

MOTO Ultra Blue Mom Shorts, £28 | Topshop

The Fifi-High Waist Fitted Shorts, £115 (were £165) | Alexa Chung for AG

 


Distressed Denim Short, £18 | Vero Moda

Denim Cotton Shorts, £29.99 | Mango

The Boyfriend Denim Rolled Shorts, £147 (were £210) | Current/Elliott

 


White Denim Shorts, £19.99 | Mango

Frayed-Hemline Denim Shorts, £99 (were £165) | Aries

Medium Denim Bermuda Shorts, £12.49 (were £24.99) | Mango

 


Prato Denim Shorts, £119 (were £170) | Isabel Marant Étolie

Raine Low-Rise Stretch-Denim Shorts, £240 | J Brand

Denim Shorts, £19.99 | H&M

 


Denim Short, £45 | Boden

MOTO Bleach Ripped Hayden Shorts, £30 | Topshop

Frayed Boyfriend Shorts, £32.50 (were £65) | Whistles

 

Inspiration credits: JustTheDesign.com, Flare.com, ASOS.com, HM.com