Classic denim shorts, like great white sneakers, are a wardrobe essential. Whether you favor worn-in cutoffs or a crisp, perfectly ironed knee-length look, there are countless ways to run with the effortlessly cool style. Gigi Hadid and Hailey Bieber have been favoriting baggier Bermudas this summer, while Taylor Swift kept things crisp and cool in a short, raw-hemmed pair in washed black. With so many lengths, washes and finishes to choose from, you could wear denim shorts to the beach, the boardroom and beyond—and never get bored. See all of our tip picks of the season, below.
Works for Work
An elongated cut and prim belt loops make these perfect for the office.
Short and Sweet
Cut short but not too fitted, the silhouette on these perfectly accentuates the waist.
Cut from sumptuous raw denim with a flash of leather on the pocket, these say stealth wealth all over them.
Crisp and Classic
A Bermuda length is versatile and always looks put together.
The New Neutral
The perfect hue for a transitional fall wardrobe.
A Touch of Lace
Looking for the perfect shorts for a night of dancing? We’ve got you (barely) covered.
Slim and Simple
Try these with kitten heels and an oversized button-down for a ’90s-inspired look.
A High-Fashion Skort
The sporty classic gets an Alexander McQueen upgrade.
Pinstripes and cargo pockets—a cheeky combination so wrong, it’s absolutely right.
The rolled cuff offers a peek at Gucci’s signature print. Pair with a cropped knit for a flawless summer look.
Beachy, easy and fabulous. Wear with a bikini top and barely-there sandals.
The slightly flared cut and the perfect indigo hue makes these feel old school in the absolute best way.
The Baggier the Better
A skater inspired style perfect for laid back weekends in the park.
Pretty in Pink
Sweet and simple, this rose-colored hue looks great with a tan.
This classic gender neutral style from the O.G. in denim will get better with every year of wear.
The “mom jean” of denim shorts.
Legs for Days
Show it all off in this fresh from the runway pair.
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