Today we’ve got some very important business to attend to.
WE’RE TALKING DENIM SHORTS, LADIES.
They are a wardrobe staple for me during the summer months, and even though I typically have 1 favorite pair, I like to have several options to rotate through all summer long. #agirlhastohaveoptions
Well, GREAT NEWS! I’ve got 13 different denim short options for you today!
Today we’ve got distressed, clean, frayed hem, cuffed hem, raw hem, light wash, medium wash, white, stretchy, structured, shorty short, longer, etc.
What I’m saying is, I got you covered!
For size reference, I’m almost 5’4″, but have long legs for my height. #andvirtuallynotorso
I’m typically a size 4 (27) in jeans, but I sometimes find myself sizing up in shorts for a bit more length and room. I’ll notate which size I went with for each pair of shorts.
In no particular order….
I absolutely LOVE THESE DENIM SHORTS. I’m kicking things off with this pair because these are probably my most worn pair so far this year.
I got them last year, but I only showed them a couple of times. I kept seeing tons of influencers sing their praises, but by the time I actually ordered them for myself, they were just about sold out.
NOT THIS YEAR, BABY!
They are fully stocked RIGHT NOW, so don’t miss out this year!
They are cute, soft, AND OH SO COMFY. They have a functional zipper and button….BUT GET THIS…..there’s elastic across the back of the waistband. Yep, they’re basically like toddler shorts. And they’re awesome. If you fully tuck in shirts, then these shorts aren’t going to be for you because the elastic waistband isn’t cute. But since I only 1/2 tuck shirts, nobody will ever see the waistband. I’ll just benefit from the comfort!
I think this is probably obvious when looking at them, but these babies are pretty dang short. There are certain occasions I won’t wear shorts this short to (like to volunteer at school), but I really like them, and you will see me in them often. They are soft and the denim is pretty thin, so they don’t have any structure to them at all. They are very comfy!
- 3″ inseam
- 88% Cotton, 12% Polyester
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. These are the “light blue”, but they come in several washes/colors. I finally got around to ordering the orange ones, and sadly they were sold out! Maybe I grab the pink?
These are our first pair of Wit and Wisdom denim shorts for the day. If you’re a fan of their jeans, I promise you that you are going to love their shorts just as much.
Get your weekend going with these stretch-denim shorts designed with ‘Ab’solution technology to shape, smooth and lift in all the right places.
- 5″ inseam; 22″ leg opening; 10″ front rise; 15″ back rise
- 98% cotton, 2% spandex
Their mold and hold technology is unmatched, and I promise you they are more comfy than you can imagine. As you can see below, I have them cuffed. There’s some distressing on the cuff, which I think is unique and super cute. They fit like an absolute dream.
For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4.
AND CHECK THIS OUT!
The shorts below are the same pair of shorts as above!
Above I’m wearing them cuffed, and below I’m wearing them without a cuff. They are shown on the site with a cuff, and they arrived cuffed, but the cuff isn’t tacked up at all so they can be rolled down easily. When you unroll them, that obviously adds a bit of length (about an inch), and I really like the look!
Here’s a close up of both ways to style them…
As you can see, they are cuffed on the left and rolled down on the right.
I actually love the look on the right.
Want a pair of denim shorts that have a little personality? Check these out!
Fading and fraying cuffed hems add a casual look to these shorts that flatter with ‘Ab’solution powermesh panels to shape and lift in all the right places.
- 4 1/2″ inseam; 23″ leg opening; 10″ front rise; 15″ back rise
- 66% cotton, 21% REPREVE® recycled polyester, 11% rayon, 2% spandex
They’ve got a thick and stretchy waistband, large front pockets (that have a bit of a retro vibe), and a cute little cuff. The cuff is tacked up all the way around, so you don’t have to worry about it unrolling in the wash. The powermesh panels around the middle really flatten out my tummy.
For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4.
I went out on a limb with these, but I’m actually totally digging these long denim shorts.
Keep it kicked back in delicately destructed denim shorts done in a comfy longer length and designed with the brand’s slimming system built right in.
- 19″ inseam; 10″ leg opening; 10″ front rise; 15″ back rise
- 83% cotton, 16% polyester, 1% spandex
These are soooooooooo long that they actually hit just right above my knee. And I’ve gotta say, these were the biggest surprise of the haul for me. I thought I wasn’t going to like them on me at all, but I think they’re really cool. I can see them styled with a basic tee, converse, and a baseball hat. Wouldn’t that be so cute? I’m wearing my regular size 4.
I know a lot of you already have and love these shorts. They keep bringing them back year after year, and I get it! These shorts are awesome.
Summer-essential cutoffs have the look of a loved-forever favorite in a perfectly faded and whiskered wash.
- 4″ regular inseam; 21 1/2″ leg opening; 9″ front rise; 14 1/2″ back rise (size 8)
- 99% cotton, 1% spandex
They are a great medium wash with a 4″ inseam, and I think they have a lived-in look. While not as stretchy as the Wit and Wisdom options, they do have a tiny bit of stretch. The denim is on the thicker side, so they definitely have more structure, but they are still comfy.
For size reference, I’m wearing a 6 in these.
If you like short shorts, you’re going to like these. Just look at the description I pulled from the site! “Hot pants-inspired!” Well, all righty then. HaHa!
A hot pants–inspired length and dollops of destruction make these the cutoffs ready to take you through the sizzling days of the sunny season.
- 3″ inseam; 24 1/2″ leg opening; 11 1/4″ front rise; 15″ back rise (size 8)
- 99% cotton, 1% spandex
These are definitely giving the beachiest vibes of all of the shorts I’m featuring today. They are a very light wash, the frayed hem is super frayed, and there is distressing as well. Pair these with a sleeveless tank or even your swimsuit and head to the pool or beach! I can totally see these styled with one of these colorful AND DARLING Sunshine Tienda hats (use the code STMT10 for 10% OFF).
I sized up in these. For size reference, I’m wearing a 6.
Another pair from Kut from the Kloth! And another pair that is pretty dang short.
A hot pants-inspired length and dollops of destruction make these the cutoffs to take you through the sizzling days of the summer.
- 2 1/2″ inseam; 26″ leg opening; 11″ front rise; 14 1/2″ back rise
- 99% cotton, 1% spandex
The site says these have a 2 1/2″ inseam, but I didn’t feel like they were any shorter than the couple pairs of 3″ shorts I own and wear.
I sized up in these also. I’m wearing a 6.
The bestselling icon of summer. Forever in. Always on.
I ordered these from GAP when I had a sponsored post back in April. They say they are a 5″ inseam, but I feel like they fit me more like a 4″ inseam for some reason and they are a pretty slim fit through the hips and even thighs. They are a light wash with a raw hem and some minor distressing. They have a tiny bit of stretch.
- Inseam: 5″
- Cotton 94%, Recycled Cotton 5%, Spandex 1%
For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 27, but I would suggest sizing up for a more relaxed fit.
Wit and Wisdom sent me this pair of white denim shorts a couple of weeks ago, and I immediately FELL IN LOVE.
Bright-white stretch denim and ‘Ab’solution powermesh shaping panels make these mid-length cutoffs a clean, polished look for warm weather.
- 5″ inseam; 22 1/2″ leg opening; 10″ front rise; 15″ back rise
- 52% cotton, 26% lyocell, 19% polyester, 3% spandex
They are stretchy, comfy, and flattering as all get out. I love the length and the raw and subtle frayed him. These are going to be my GO TO white denim this summer for sure! For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4. You can check out other Wit and Wisdom white denim short options HERE.
These $18 denim shorts are surprisingly affordable! And yes, I said $18. And no, it’s not a typo.
A nod to the 90’s, but beautifully updated in comfortable, stretch denim, Free Assembly’s cut-off shorts are the ones you’ll live in all season long.
- High rise; 3” inseam
- 99% Organic Cotton/1% Elastane
These ran VERY small for me. I sized up 2 full sizes to a size 8, and they are still quite fitted. But I think many of you will be able to get away with just going up just 1 size.
And now for my must have shorts. I named these babies a must have like 3-4 years ago now.
Threadbare abrasions and shadow creases add lived-in charm to stretch-denim shorts cut with a loose boyfriend fit and casually cuffed hems.
- 3″ inseam; 24″ leg opening; 9 1/2″ front rise; 13″ back rise (size 29)93% cotton, 5% polyester, 2% spandex
They’ve got some good stretch, they are aggressively distressed (without any totally open holes though), and they are cuffed and tacked up on the sides. For size reference, I have these shorts in both a 27 and a 28 (both fit), but I find myself reaching for the 28s more often. I like the more relaxed fit.
I’ve been wearing them for around 5 years now, and to be honest, I still LOVE THEM.
I’ve got another pair for y’all from Wit and Wisdom. BECAUSE OF COURSE I DO.
Light distressing and raw hems add a casual look to these shorts that flatter with ‘Ab’-solution powermesh panels to shape and lift in all the right places.
- 4″ inseam; 23″ leg opening; 10″ front rise; 15″ back rise
- 62% cotton, 25% polyester, 11% rayon, 2% spandex
These split hem denim shorts are everything we know and love about Wit and Wisdom: stretchy, flattering, comfy, and just plain cute! These have a super subtle frayed hem, and I should have taken a picture from the side view, because they also have a step hem and the back is just a little bit longer. And did I mention the power mesh panels, because they have them across the belly. #goshiloveapowermeshpanel For size reference, I sized up and am wearing a 6 in these.
Here you can see the split and step hem. Such a nice styling detail!
These cutie shorts are from Amazon and come in 6 colors! They are Democracy, so they too have the Ab-Solution technology! On the site, they are shown with a small double cuff, but I prefer to just turn up the small hem the one time.
- Mid rise 5″ Short
- Inseam: 7″ Cuffed to 5″
- 54% Cotton, 25% Rayon, 19% Polyester, 2% Spandex
You’ll see on the model online that these shorts are cuffed twice, but I prefer this pair cuffed once, although the versatility is nice. They are so soft, so comfy, very stretchy, and did I mention comfy? For size reference, I’m wearing my regular size 4.
These are the shorts above, just rolled down all the way. I actually prefer these with 1 tiny little cuff.
Here are just some of the options from today! They’re all good (there are a lot of TRAGIC options I didn’t show! Ha!), but I’m guessing there are certain pairs that each of you are gravitating towards.
And just for fun, here are a handful of denim shorts outfits I’ve already shared this year…
That’s all for today, y’all! I hope the post was helpful and that you’ve thrown 1 or 2 pairs in your cart to try.
COME ON SUMMER!
WE’RE READY FOR YA!