As we head into Memorial Day we realize that summer is upon us. Less clothes are worn and the seasonal must have is a denim short.
During the 60’s, be free, empowered and express yourself movement, versions were paired with bikini tops and not much else. The 70’s itty bitty high rise Daisy Duke, was made ever so famous by fictional television character on Dukes of Hazzard. These enhanced leg length and was normally paired with a cropped top and left much to the imagination. Once we got into the 80’s the variety of bottoms with neons, acid washes and ultra high rise waists were endless and also became a DIY project to great the perfect wash. The unfortunate pairing with scrunch socks and the ever so dreadful scrunchies carried over into the 90's and we're glad that's where it ended.
The denim short has continuously crossed into decades or fashion. Leading up to today's ever evolving fashion world, these ever so versatile bottoms are a summer staple. Though an american tradition, ladies around the world rock them day to night, from the pool to the club and everywhere in between.
These days denim shorts are available in a plethora of style options such as mini or Bermuda, classic or distressed, tailored or raw hemmed, high rise or low rise and even the occasional bright color. No matter which pair of cutoffs you decide on they are stylish across the board.
Below are the best of the best for Spring/Summer 14'
Perfect Wash and Distress: Made by 'Rag and Bone', these are the most versatile shorts for this summer. With allover distressing and a light whiskered wash, I guarantee the extras dollars you spend on these will be well worth it throughout the years
Shred: 'Blank' shredded short provides a longer hemline but has heavy distressing up to wear a mini would be. These are great to add spunk to the clean and simple look. Pair with a longline white vest and a v neck white T-shirt and block wedges.
The Classic: 'Levi's 501' shorts are a staple. This short is perfect as a cover up for your swimsuit or for everyday errands styled with a graphic T-shirt and sneakers.
The High Rise: 'American apparel' has mastered the high rise short. This short is perfect for nights out or those all white parties that you struggle to find a look for. (shown in white but available in 9 other colors)
Double Duty: Cheap and Work appropriate.. These 'H&m' cheapies are budget friendly. The right above the knee length is wonderful for casual Friday in the office. Add a blazer and a sassy bootie or strappy sandal and you are good to go.
Fun style: 'Forever 21' Running Shorts are fun and flirty. With an elastic band they are also comfortable. Pair with your running sneakers and a graphic tee for a casual daytime look, and carry a sky high bright sandal with you to carry into the night.