12 Coolest Denim Shorts For the Summer

12 Coolest Denim Shorts For the Summer

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12 Coolest Denim Shorts For the Summer

The best options to enjoy the warmest season in style.

The best options to enjoy the warmest season in style.

Text: Luana Harumi

As summers come and go, new trends and styles to keep your legs feeling cool and comfortable are introduced – but denim shorts arguably remain as some of the most popular choices for the season. This classic summer staple is a versatile no-brainer, perfectly fit for a walk by the beach or a rooftop dinner with friends. Take a look at some of our favorites:

Levi’s 501 Original High Rise Shorts- $69.50

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The utmost denim classic, the 501 shorts are dubbed the “first-ever jean shorts,” The versatile and functional style is now updated with a waist-defining high rise waist. Available at Levi.com.  

Madewell High-Rise Denim Shorts - $74.50

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These premium high-rise shorts may be inspired by vintage styles, but the sustainable care behind them is very much current: according to the brand, they are made using “supersoft” Tencel denim, with lyocell fibers derived from sustainable wood sources in a closed-loop process, combined with 81% cotton. Shop at Madewell.com

Reformation Max Mid Rise Relaxed Short - $78

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This light wash cut-out short comes in rigid denim to provide the wearer a tighter fit “in all the right places” while its more relaxed fit silhouette in the leg also makes it a super comfortable option. Available at TheReformation.com

& Other Stories Belted Shorts - $79

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These belted shorts are perfect for those looking for a style that is both utilitarian and romantic at the same time. This mid-wash & Other Stories short is made from organic cotton and features a tonal self-tie belt, along with duo slanted pockets and duo back pockets. Available at Stories.com.  

Boyish “The Monty” Short - $108

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Boyish’s “The Monty” relaxed high-rise denim short features a raw hem and comes in a pastel shade of lilac for a pop of color. The style is made from GRS-certified recycled cotton, also making it a sustainable option. Available at Boyish.com.

Ba&sh david. Shorts - $122.50 

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Ba&sh reimagines the classic cut-offs, now with zip closing at the front, raw frayed hem, and front patch pockets. The david. shorts are made from organic-sourced cotton and are available in off-white and black versions. Shop at Ba-sh.com

Agolde Criss Cross Short - $168

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One of Agolde’s most popular styles, these shorts feature the label’s signature criss-cross button front detail, adding a cool touch to classic summer looks. Find it on Agolde.com.

Ksubi Racer Short Smoke - $170.00

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To add a subtle rebellious touch to your summer look, go for the Ksubi Racer Short. This high-waisted fitted style is made from premium European rigid denim in a light grey vintage wash and features a cut-off hem, along with anti-silver hardware and little cross details with a graffiti-inspired motif at the back. Find it on Ksubi.com

Ganni Print High-waisted Shorts - $185 

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Ganni offers a bolder style choice with these tiger print-inspired shorts in pale yellow. The style features a relaxed high-rise silhouette with straight legs and is made of 99% certified organic cotton. Find it on Ganni.com.

Moschino Tie Dye Shorts - $284

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Made from 100% cotton, these denim shorts present a cool version of the acid wash style, now carefully applied as tie-dye shades at the waist and the hem – plus the label’s signature logo at the back. Find it on Moschino.com.

Acne Studios Denim Shorts - $220

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These rigid shorts by Acne Studios play safe with a classic silhouette made of cotton and featuring a stone-washed, black “overdyed” denim. Shop the style at AcneStudios.com.

MOTHER Denim “The Tomcat Kick Fray” Short - $228.00

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Described as MOTHER Denim’s bestselling high-rise short, this style comes with a hand-dyed wash, creating a one-of-a-kind cloud-like pattern. The short features a button fly and a frayed hem and is crafted from semi-rigid denim. Shop at MotherDenim.com.

Credits: Cover photo by Terry Richardson for V108.

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