HOW TO STYLE DENIM SHORTS AND LOOK PUT TOGETHER

Good morning everyone, today’s post is about styling denim shorts that will make you look put together. Now that Summer is here or if your like me and live in a hot climate then you may practically wear shorts nearly everyday. I know not everybody loves to wear denim shorts but not to worry as there are many other types of shorts you can get your hands on, from Bermuda’s to cycling shorts. Denim shorts are the ultimate weekend staple and the go-to for most of us.

Personally for me I like to mix it up a little with my denim shorts and not go casual all the time. It can get a little tiresome styling the same type of apparel, so with that in mind I have styled my denim shorts for a more put together look.

 

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BLUE DENIM SHORTS & BLAZERS

Right let’s begin with my blue denim shorts which are from Guess. Yes they might be on the shorter side for some of you but I actually don’t mind them being this length. Now one of the easiest ways to style a pair of denim shorts and look put together is by adding a blazer like I have done here. This Ecru coloured blazer is from Zara and this just makes the whole outfit look chic.

I am also wearing my linen oversized shirt with the Peter Pan collar underneath which makes the outfit look sophisticated. I could have just worn the shirt on its own and added a belt to give me that chic French-girl touch. As for what to wear on my feet I opted for a pair of Havianas Flip Fops which is ideal for warmer climates. However, I could have easily paired some cream espadrilles with this look.

 

WHITE DENIM SHORTS & NAUTICAL STRIPE TOPS

Next and onto a pair of crisp white denim shorts which I would style with a classic nautical stripe top for a weekend getaway. Make sure that the shorts are high waisted and to tuck all the tops in, add some navy espadrilles and a boater hat and you are all set and ready to go!

 

DENIM PAPER-BAG SHORTS & CRISP WHITE TOPS

Another type of shorts that are popular is the paper-bag style, the tie at the waist adds to the ensemble and gives a flattering silhouette. Now here you can style the paper-bag shorts with a crisp white top. Then add some biker boots for some edge to your look.

 

LONG SHORTS WITH COLOURFUL SHIRTS/BLOUSES

If the denim shorts are on the shorter side for you then by all means go for the denim Bermuda shorts. Here I would style them with some statement worthy shirts or blouses. Go for those shirts/blouses with voluminous sleeves to add some drama to the outfit. You can also go for a pretty milkmaid style blouse or some colourful ones too as they will look great, my advice would be to stick to one colour, but there is nothing wrong with floral prints if that’s what you choose to wear!

 

What style of shorts do you tend to go for? How would you style yours for a more polished look? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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ENSEMBLE

Shorts: GUESS Similar

Blazer: ZARA Similar

Shirt: ZARA Similar

Bag: GUCCI

Flip Flop: HAVIANAS

Lipstick: M.A.C.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:12 pm

      Thanks Mercy.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you so much Allie.

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      June 30, 2020 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks Regine.

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  1. June 23, 2020 / 3:12 pm

    Oh such a good idea to pair denim mini shorts with a blazer and blouse. It makes this casual outfit a lot more chic.
    I’ll definitely try this next time.
    xx
    Margot
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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:11 pm

      Thank you Margot.

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  2. June 23, 2020 / 3:23 pm

    Oooh love a crisp white blazer with denim shorts – great mix of chic and casual/streetwear! Have a fab week hon, Xo

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:10 pm

      Thanks Biki great to hear it darling.

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  3. June 23, 2020 / 4:05 pm

    You NAILED this- I think it can be tricky to pull off, but adding a blazer and a chic blouse is KEY. You look amazing!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:10 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley.

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  4. June 23, 2020 / 6:29 pm

    I like longer shorts and bermuda shorts because I find them easier to style and I just feel more comfortable wearing them. You look stunning in these denim shorts and I like how you styled them.
    My method for making outfits with shorts more chic, elegant and put together is to pair them with more classical items such as a blazer or a nice blouse. I think that a simple white shirt always looks sophisticated. Pairing them with heels or dressy flats is another great option.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:09 pm

      Thanks Ivana.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you Caitlin.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:08 pm

      Thank you Rena.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you Ester.

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  5. June 24, 2020 / 11:33 am

    All the looks look really great, I really like the one with the longer shorts and the one with the striped top, mostly because I love stripes and long shorts. I only have one pair of shorts and that is my black biker shorts that go to almost my knees 🙂 You look amazing here Lovely. 🙂

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks Rach.

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  6. June 24, 2020 / 2:32 pm

    I totally in love for the shorts+blazer combo (even if is yet too warm to wear here in Rome): looks super stylish and polished in full confort!
    You really pull out an amazing look, dear! Look fab!
    XO
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you S

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you Gemma.

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  7. June 24, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    When I wear denim shorts, I do not feel as fashionable, especially with bermudas. It’s good to know that these are indeed fashionable, and seeing you style the shorts makes a big impact for me.

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks Amanda and great to hear that.

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      Lovely

  8. June 24, 2020 / 7:17 pm

    Would you believe, I never wear shorts! I’m more of a skirt kinda person.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:04 pm

      I can believe it darling, not everybody wants to wear shorts and that is absolutely fine!

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks Pathy.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you so much darling.

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  9. June 24, 2020 / 9:13 pm

    I love the effortless cool look of shorts with a blazer. It’s pretty cold where I live so its only shorts weather a handful of days a year usually. I don’t think I’ve ever worn the longer shorts but I love how they look here x

    Sophie

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:02 pm

      Thanks Sophie, and yes it depend on where you live and the Climate.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:01 pm

      Thank you Anete.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks Amber, do love a denim short with a crisp white shirt!

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      Lovely

  10. June 25, 2020 / 6:59 am

    Your proposals are always clean, linear and elegant. I love your look books!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Cristina.

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  11. June 25, 2020 / 12:55 pm

    I’ve honestly never thought of trying to class up jean shorts LOL but now I’m inspired! Love the juxtaposition of business and casual!!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:59 pm

      Thank you Heather.

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  12. June 25, 2020 / 2:38 pm

    you styled these pieces soo great !!
    shy _https://www.shyyshianne.com/

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks Shianne.

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  13. June 25, 2020 / 5:25 pm

    I love wearing shorts but I have to team them with heels or wedges.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:58 pm

      Thanks Latte Lindsay.

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  14. June 25, 2020 / 5:49 pm

    As always you rocked again..loved the idea and design so much..it looks so stunning together haven’t idea that it can be possible too..Thanks for sharing..Great work…

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you so much.

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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you so much hun.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:50 pm

      They so are Emily and thank you.

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      Lovely

  15. June 25, 2020 / 6:55 pm

    I don’t really wear shorts but I love the idea of styling denim shorts with a dressy blouse and blazer. Looks so chic!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Thank Rowena.

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      Lovely

  16. June 25, 2020 / 6:56 pm

    These look great! I love how they look so sophisticated!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you Kristyn.

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      Lovely

  17. Shelby Trent
    June 25, 2020 / 7:55 pm

    This is so cute! Never thought of pairing it with a blazer. Love these looks!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you Shelby.

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      Lovely

  18. June 25, 2020 / 8:48 pm

    you look so elegant in all the outfits! My personal favourites are longer shorts with colourful blouses

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you Swagata.

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      Lovely

  19. June 25, 2020 / 11:20 pm

    I love how you’ve styled this outfit, friend! This blazer and beautiful blouse really dresses up the entire outfit. I’ve never thought about adding a blazer with my demin shorts!

    Make Life Marvelous

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      Thanks Ashley.

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      Lovely

  20. June 25, 2020 / 11:21 pm

    Okay let me just tell you, you look so good in all those pictures, and thanks for the info.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Your welcome Norma and thank you.

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      Lovely

  21. June 26, 2020 / 2:33 am

    Your shorts look so cute with the crisp white blazer.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thank you Cindy.

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      Lovely

  22. June 26, 2020 / 3:08 am

    I am the type that only wears long shorts outside the home. But I like your style of putting clothing together – simple but looks elegant.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thank ChinChin.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you Nahid.

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      Lovely

  23. June 26, 2020 / 4:41 pm

    Great tips! You styles it as if you are going to the office and doubt anyone would mind that look. gorgeous!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks Lyosha.

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      Lovely

  24. Kristy Bullard
    June 26, 2020 / 4:46 pm

    Love the denim with the white top and blazer! So classy and chic!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks Kristy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  25. June 26, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    That really looks great on you. Shorts with blazer is a very chic look for summers.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you Suman

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Thank you so much Zia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  26. Rebecca Lerner
    June 26, 2020 / 8:38 pm

    Great post, this is so relevant right now!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks Rebecca.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  27. June 27, 2020 / 1:56 pm

    Beautiful styling! Denim shorts and a blazer is such a chic combo! You are rocking this look!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you Jill.

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      Lovely

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