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Summer Must-Have: Denim Cut-Offs

We’ve already discussed the return of the denim jacket, but there’s another retro denim trend that’s making the rounds and is an absolute must for summer: Denim cut-offs.

This season, cut-off shorts are shorter than ever, lending a bit of sex-appeal to this fantastically cool item. From dark to distressed from tattered and torn to structured and sleek, there are so may ways to rock this trend and incorporate it into your style.

Pair your cut-offs with a thin flannel top for a grungy 90’s-inspired style, with a boyfriend shirt like Agyness Deyn, a slim grandpa cardigan like Ashley Olsen, with a sharp blazer for a more polished look like Victoria Beckham and Kate Moss, with billowy tops like Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie, an embellished vest like Nicky Hilton, a lightweight scarf like Hilary Duff, and so on. Cut-offs are perfect for a day at the beach or can be dressed up for a night out with some funky shoes and statement accessories like Vanessa Hudgens who rocked her cut-offs at this year’s Kid’s Choice Awards.

However you choose to wear them, the fact that they’re an absolute must for your summer wardrobe remains the same!

Check out some of my favorite cut-off styles after the jump!

Blank Denim Studded Cutoff Shorts, $68. The studded detailing on the back pockets gives classic cut-offs an updated spin.
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Levi’s 501 Cutoff Shorts, $48. The perfect way to stay effortlessly chic on those hot summer days.
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Current/Elliott The Roll Short, $178. A sexy take on the must-have boyfriend-short.
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William Rast Scarlet Shorts, $168. These would look so chic with everything from a billowy tank to a fitted blazer.
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Ksubi Clam Mini Shorts, $179. Exposed pockets are totally on-trend.
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7 For All Mankind Roll Up Shorts, $147. A basic style that will never be outdated.
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Paper Denim & Cloth Glory Days Distressed Wash Shorts, $57. Wear these short shorts with a bikini on the beach and killer pumps at the bar.
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Urban Renewal Levi’s Destroyed Denim Shorts, $28. This spot-on distressed style is too cool to pass up.
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Helmut Lang Cutoff Boyfriend Shorts, $195. Pair these with a fitted top for a fuss-free sexy look.
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True Religion Bobby Rigid Cut-Off Shorts, $171. The perfect way to flaunt those gorgeous gams.
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Splash image by Cassie Torda

Written by Sabrina Alexis

I’m Sabrina Alexis, the co-founder, and co-editor of A New Mode. I love writing relatable, insightful articles that help people understand relationship dynamics and how to get the love they want. I have a degree in psychology and have spent the last 10 years interviewing countless men and reading and studying as much as I can to better understand human psychology and how men operate. If you want to get in touch with me, hit me up on Facebook or Instagram.

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I like 2much , Imfrom brazil , but i keep t see it when i can . Congt. Its too fashionable

I follow u on twitter ! ever post it ,i need to! thanks

Reply August 22, 2009, 9:45 pm


I like 2much , Imfrom brazil , but i keep see it when i can . Congt. It too fashionable

Reply August 22, 2009, 9:43 pm


I’m not going to lie, I dislike the exposed pockets trend (I think it looks too trashy) but I love denim in any form, so this article is brilliant to me! Thanks so much, Sabrina!


Reply July 7, 2009, 9:59 am

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