13 denim shorts to buy now and wear all summer long

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Denim shorts are a summer wardrobe staple; here’s our edit of new styles to know and cool classics that’ll never date 

You don’t need a low down on the history of the denim shorts, you’ve seen the iconic pictures of Kate Moss, Alexa Chung and Sienna Miller all sporting the style at Glastonbury. You’ve watched Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard and Beyoncé at Coachella. And I’m sure like us, you are already invested in the style. 

Denim shorts have been a staple in our summer wardrobe for years. And why are they so great? Well they go with absolutely everything from your Breton stripes for a chic weekend look or throw on your favourite heeled mules and you’re ready to go out-out in style. Not only are they fabulously versatile when it comes to styling, but they suit everyone and are the perfect summer companion to keep you cool, in every sense of the world. 

There’s a diverse offering of styles for SS20, but the general consensus is that our shorts have got a little more grown up, but don’t worry your ripped edge short shorts aren’t destined for the charity shop, oh no, you’ll have those forever. But there are a few new trending styles to introduce you too, less beachy, more summer in the city.

Welcome three new styles. First up, the high waisted belted style: a great way to accentuate your waist for a more hourglass silhouette. Then we have the longer length styles that sit just above the knee. These are giving us 90’s nostalgia. Imagine Jennifer Aniston wearing them with a white t-shirt and classic flip flops; they’ve been coined the Bermuda short. This style is a more elevated way to do denim shorts, wear this style is best with a small heel, to elongate the legs. And last but by no means least we’ve welcomed (with open arms) the wide leg short shorts. This loose fit style is slightly less intimidating than the Daisy Dukes and will look great with an oversized white shirt and gold layered jewels. 

Check out our edit of the best denim shorts that are trending right now. From your old faith full cut offs that you’ll love forever, to the grown up styles that won’t have you feeling under dressed in Tesco.

  • Levi's

    Levi's denim shorts
    Best denim shorts: Levi's

    These iconic shorts from Levi’s are a warm weather staple. Made from non-stretch denim they have all the features of a classic style that will never go out of fashion. 

    Shop shorts, £50, Levi’s

  • Raey

    Raey matchesfashion denim shorts
    Best denim shorts: Raey

    Matchesfashion’s own brand, Raey, is known for its contemporary take on wardrobe essentials. Giving the classic denim short an elevated update via this cream paperbag pair. Wear yours with a ribbed tank top and chunky sandals. 

    Shop shorts, £125, Raey 

  • H&M

    Best denim shorts: H&M

    Simple yet effective, these clean line shorts are a great all-rounder style, fit for your summer hols and summer in the city. Win win.

    Shop shorts, £19.99, H&M 

  • Paige

    Paige black shorts Selfridges
    Best denim shorts: Paige

    If blue denim doesn’t float your boat, try out a pair of black denim shorts. Chic and pared-back, this pair from denim brand Paige will look great paired with an oversized shirt and trainers. 

    Shop shorts, £180, Paige at selfridges.com

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