Take your denim shorts from beach to bar with these easy outfitting options
As much a part of summer as sand shifting under your toes and that first sip of an ice-cold Aperol spritz, denim shorts are a wardrobe classic. This year, we’re loving them boyfriend style, with a relaxed, mid-thigh fit (the era of visible bum cheek is definitely over) and high-rise shape, great for accentuating your waist. Wear with a bright slogan T-shirt, white trainers and cross-body bag for casual summer days – a hoodie is your go-to layer if it gets cold.
On truly scorching summer days, all you need is a towel, a swimsuit and a beach – plus a pair of denim shorts to sling on when you have to go in search of a Calippo. While sauntering about in swimwear might sound daunting to most of us, M&S has a range of tummy-controlling options and built-in cups so you don’t need to worry about feeling too exposed. For extra chic points, add an open, oversized white shirt as a cover-up.
Denim shorts might be the epitome of casual dressing, but that doesn’t mean they can’t easily be elevated with the right top. Tuck in a pretty floral blouse et voila – you have an outfit ready to take you to dinner or the bar. Gold jewellery, block-heeled sandals and a cute bag will also smarten up your act.
Words: Sophie Hines