PSA: Long Denim Shorts Are A Surprisingly Sophisticated Look

The staple you didn’t know you needed.

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Micro jean cut-offs may have an edgy “I’m with the band attitude,” but if you want to look cool and chic? Nothing beats a pair of long denim shorts. Ahead, 12 perfect options you can dress up and down throughout the summer heat.@laurencaruso_
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Nili Lotan
Julie Trouser Short
With the help of subtle pleats, this faded design looks so elegant with a blouse and fisherman sandals.
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Fancy jorts: sounds questionable, but looks amazing when Gucci does it. Reach for these babies when you need something to make an old white T-shirt look special.
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Denim shorts, but make it French Girl! With a Breton stripe shirt and ballet flats, this style exudes peak Parisian energy.
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The Nina Short
If you’ve fully jumped on the relaxed, wide-leg jean bandwagon, this hot weather-friendly option’s for you.
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With its higher rise and streamlined cut, this silhouette feels polished enough for a bit of a heel (although it also looks fantastic with gladiator flats).
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Max Mara
Gabry Denim Shorts
With just the right fit and timeless shade of blue, this goes-with-anything pair is just the thing to pack when you have limited suitcase space.
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Stella McCartney
Tie-Dyed Denim Shorts
Not a party dress person? This striking piece would look just as festive with a skimpy Y2K-esque top and and chunky platform sandals.
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The Frankie Shop
Joss Denim Shorts
Calling all Canadian tuxedo fans: These relaxed jorts will take every chambray top in your closet to another level.
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Order these if you want a vintage-perfect look — but don’t have the extra time it takes to sift through secondhand racks.
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Still Here
Moss Cut Offs
These hand-painted stripes on this style turn the understated basic into a conversation-starter.
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Skater Jean Shorts
Use this skater boy-inspired cut to give all your otherwise classic tops — I love the idea of cable knits and crisp poplin button-downs — some edge.
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Good American
Good Icon Short
Grab these artfully frayed beauties if you need something a little more refined on the weekends — but still want the kick around feeling of threadbare cut-offs.
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