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These Jean Shorts Will Become A Staple In Your Summer Wardrobe

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Nothing says summer like a new pair of jean shorts. Whether they’re cut-offs, jorts, wide-legged or so tight you can barely breathe but it’s worth it, Jean shorts are a necessary summer staple for anyone’s closet. Like jeans, though, it’s all about finding the pair that works for you. Instead of leading solely on trends, don’t be afraid to get a cut and inseam that you (yes you!) feel totally comfortable in. At least for your staple pair.

No one is stopping you (except maybe your budget) from trying all sorts of jean short looks this summer, and there are more than enough styles to experiment with right now. The mid-rise, mid-length shorts from the ’90s are back, and these are great for everyday wear as much as they can be dressed up to look a little professional on a hot summer day. Then, of course, there are always booty shorts for those who love them and they are never in scarce supply.

Cut-offs are a classic summer look, so don’t be afraid to invest in a solid pair of denim, like something from Levi or other trusted, tried, and true denim brands. If you shop Jean shorts right, they can last you season after season, which is just one other reason to diversify your denim shorts collection so that you don’t get pigeonholed into just one trendy style. There’s a little bit of everything below.

Everlane a-line

These A-line shorts are nice enough to pair with a button-down and loafers for your office internship. Or lounging in your parent’s backyard.

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levi 501 cutoffs

What’s a Fourth of July party outfit with a pair of classic Levi cutoff shorts? These are classic and despite the high front cut, still give you a little coverage in the back.

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Calvin Klein 90’s fit

If you’re channeling a ’90s and early aughts aesthetic these days, do it right with these Calvins. They also come in black and white if you want to change it it.

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Rag & Bone walking short

This relaxed fit is perfect for lazy summer days, with a tank and some sandals. Or try them on with a pair of heels and a dressier top for a casual night out with your BFFs. They come in two different, lighter washes, too.

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universal standard cross-button

These high-rise shorts have a little flair with a crossover button but they’re also comfy AF and come in a wide range of sizes, too.

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pac sun “mom shorts”

They call these mom shorts, but in reality, they’re just a simple pair of shorts (but not too short). If the wide-legged, longer lengths that are in style right now aren’t your thing, these are the classic jean shorts you’re looking for.

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wrangler cowboy shorts

Leave it to Beyonce to bring back Wrangler jeans. OK, she didn’t officially bring them back, but this loose “cowboy” style didn’t just get in style for nothing.

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yocur cargo shorts

These elastic cargo shorts are cute and perfect for sweltering summer days.

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pintucked jean shorts

These dark-washed, pin-tuck Jean shorts are easily dressed up with the right top and accessories. They also come in different washes and colors if the indigo wash isn’t your thing.

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Karen is an affiliate content writer and editor for the Her Campus community. More of her other current work can be found at High Snobiety where she covers celeb style, fashion trends, and sneakerhead life. Karen was formerly an entertainment writer and editor at Bustle, Screenrant, The Dipp, Hello Giggles, and probably any other website you can likely think of that covers entertainment, pop culture, and news. She has a B.A. in English and Journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and an M.A. in Media Studies from The New School University. In a previous life, Karen spent almost a decade in Rome, Italy working as a student advisor for Northeastern University’s architecture study abroad program (and eating all of the pasta and pizza she could afford). She currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. When she's not glued to her laptop writing and adding things to cart, Karen's likely trying to learn how to do her own gel manicures while watching Bravo. If you want to talk about TV, the best sneakers and nail colors right this very minute, or where to go on a European spring break, don't be a stranger.