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It’s Not Summer Without a Good Pair of Denim Shorts, So I Found the Best on the High Street

Summer wardrobe sorted.

Last Updated on April 12, 2023

When summer comes around, the first item I dig out is my favourite pair of denim shorts.

For those of us who prefer wearing trousers to dresses, this comfy summer staple is a must-have – but is it just me, or is it suuuper hard to find the right pair?

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Denim shorts have undergone a remarkable fashion evolution, moving beyond their humble beginnings as a staple for laid-back summer vibes. Nowadays, we style denim shorts with classy blazers for a sort of business casual. 

Not only that, but there’s a huge variation of styles. Short-shorts, longer-length, paperbag, bermuda, mom shorts and so many more – so where do you start?

I usually do all my shopping online because it gives me the chance to wear an item for a couple of hours around the house to determine if it’s actually comfy.

Firstly, let’s talk about fit. This is a non-negotiable if you want to be comfy in yours. We have a useful size guide for working out your jeans size, which I recommend you take a look at.

More specifically though, you want to make sure the waistband isn’t gaping and that your shorts don’t ride up, leaving you with dreaded cameltoe.

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I always get fooled into thinking something fits me well based on how nice it looks, but there’s no way I’m wearing a pair of shorts if they don’t feel comfortable so for me this is vital.

Shop Denim Shorts

1975 high waist mom fit denim shorts from Zara

1975 high waist mom fit denim shorts, £22.99 Zara – buy now

Denim shorts high waist from H&M

Denim shorts high waist, £17.99 H&M – buy now

Paperbag denim shorts from Mango

Paperbag denim shorts, £ 29.99, Mango – buy now

Long denim bermuda shorts with belt detail from Zara

Long denim bermuda shorts with belt detail, £29.99 Zara – buy now

High waist non-stretch denim shorts from Arket

High waist non-stretch denim shorts, £45, Arket – buy now

Patch pocket shorts from Jigsaw

Patch pocket shorts, £65, Jigsaw – buy now

Paperbag denim shorts from & Other Stories

Paperbag denim shorts, £65, & Other Stories – buy now

Denim shorts from Uniqlo

Denim shorts, £24.90, Uniqlo – buy now

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