Whether we like it or not, fall is upon us: the time to replace our tank tops with chunky sweaters, our sunglasses with hats and scarves, our sandals with boots, and—ever so sadly—our shorts with full-length pants.
But fear not: There is still time to frolick about in denim cut-offs while you enjoy those last fleeting days at the beach. The denim short may be a classic all-American item, but there are plenty of ways to spice them up—think a paperbag waist, or distressed black denim, or even a cute pair of overalls. The options are so varied, one need not repeat an outfit between now and Labor Day.
Whether you’ll be spending your last summer weekends in the Hamptons, Upstate, or simply by one of Manhattan’s luxurious roof-top pools, here are some gorgeous jean shorts to complete your final summer looks.
Fans of the paperbag waist will enjoy these unique denim shorts from 7 for All Mankind:
Rock denim on the top and bottom with a cute pair of overalls, like these:
These classic Joie denim shorts come with side slash pockets, embellished with visible hemlines:
Put a darker spin on the classic cut-off with these distressed black shorts from Rag & Bone:
Rag & Bone also has more traditional jean short options—like these Marilyn Shorts:
For a longer look, try these vintage-inspired Bermuda shorts:
The days for wearing summer whites are dwindling, so slip into some white denim shorts while you still can:
Here is another way pair denim shorts with even more denim—a jean jumpsuit:
Rock a basic look with these simple denim shorts from Vince:
Channel your inner ’80s goddess with these acid wash shorts: