By Amy Tsai
Today is the first day of June, which means only one thing: We can begin our official countdown to summer! While most of us don’t get summers off anymore (now don’t you miss school?) there’s still a more relaxed vibe in the air during these warmest months. One that makes you feel like you can finally pull out those worn-in, sun-washed, can’t-live-without summer staples: denim shorts!
And while we love our old, faded, made-from-torn-jeans cut-offs, lately we’re also really feeling some other jean short trends. We’ve put together a few today that you just have to give a go this summer. Ready to take a look? Just read on…
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New Threads – What’s one way to snazz up some denim if you’re singing the blues (literally) about your too-plain shorts? Embroidery! We love both the placed print variety, with embellished pockets and applique-like roses, and the tossed print look – scattered hearts or abstract tribal-inspired motifs that look like jewels. These shorts are gems themselves, don’t you think?
Long Story – Now, don’t get us wrong. We love short-shorts, daisy dukes, even cheek-baring high-cut denim “spankies.” But recently we’ve been seeing more and more boyfriend and bermuda shorts of the jean variety, and we gotta say… Super chic. Especially the destroyed, bleach-washed kind that you can pair with a plain white tee and nude heels and wear just about anywhere.
Flag This – You might not think American flag shorts are your thing (who is that patriotic), but hear us out. Our two-toned stamped version or the faded vintage-inspired pair would be amazing at any music festival, not just a 4th Of July picnic. And when else can you rock the stars and stripes this fittingly, right? So we say, this summer, why not let your denim flag fly!