Denim shorts for summer are nothing new. In fact they have lingered around for a long time. But the difference now is that they are no longer confined to the beach and have made their way into our everyday summer wardrobe.
Chic girls like Chloe Sevigney and Karolina Kurkova wear high waisted shorts or tailored shorts.
Festival-goers wear short denim shorts or turned up denim shorts. But what about the rest of you who don’t fall into any of these categories?
Long Denim Shorts
Slim fitting long shorts are a great option if you don’t fancy the leg revealing short denim style. This style is long, as the names indicates, and go right to the knee.
If you are comfortable in flats, then wear your long shorts with ballet pumps or flat Mary Janes. We prefer high platforms and a flattering blouse to turn this into a glamorous daytime look.
The most flattering pairs in this style are the dark coloured ones (sometimes called indigo denim) and are available from John Rocha at Debenhams (€41).
White Denim Shorts
White denims conjure up grown up images of city ladies and European resorts. This season white denim has stepped back into the spotlight with cropped white jeans already earmarked as one of our summer staples.
Jennifer Aniston is a fan, and wears a pair of cut off’s from Joes Jeans. You can wear your denim cut-offs with a pair of wedges and a white handbag for lady like summer style or just flip flops if you want to go casual.
Boyfriend Denim Shorts
Boyfriend shorts are baggy and sit just above the knee. Ideally paired with a check shirt and sandals a la Katie Holmes, this makes a great run-around outfit.
Kate Moss (pictured) looks effortlessly hip in a pair of denim city shorts and a tailored blazer carrying a bowling as she stepped off a flight from Nice.
Copy Kate’s style by wearing your shorts with a pair of Steve Madden studded gladiator sandals from Cocobelle Shoe Boutique (€120) Hibernian Way, Dublin 2.
If you fancy getting shorty in this style, Topshop have a gorgeous indigo coloured pair of city shorts for €35.