There are few items in the closet more versatile than jean shorts. For women, these shorts serve as anything from a lazy Sunday outfit to the beginnings of a chic party ensemble. Some styles that might be too stuffy can be dressed down to just right with the addition of denim shorts. Whether the shorts are neat and new-looking or trendy and distressed, it's easy to rock the denim style.
Styles that might be too formal for parties are balanced nicely with a pair of jean shorts. For women, parties can be a time to show off a keen eye for fashion that isn't workable at the office. A preppy blazer and button-down would be too stiff for party attire, but add some cutoff shorts and the effect is ideal. For lots of dancing, wear trendy flat sandals, such as gladiator sandals or a low wedge heel. Or, be super daring with ultra high platform sandals.
If this year's swimsuit is just too cute to save for the pool, use it as a tank top with Bermuda shorts. This is a fun, casual style for outdoor outings, vacation and days at the beach or lake, and a great way to recycle last year's suit. For events that last beyond sunset, carry a funky jacket to toss on chilly shoulders. This looks great with most any sandal or thong shoe. Bermuda shorts and cutoff shorts are offered by Calvin Klein and many more.
There are so many colors to choose from in jean shorts. For women, color choices include red, white, yellow, bright blue and dark or light wash denim. Create some playful contrasts by pairing red shorts with navy tops, white shorts with black tops, bright blue shorts with orange ones and black wash with a frilly white top. Fluid, graceful tunics and peasant tops are an ideal contrast with denim shorts, especially boyfriend shorts. Look for designs by Andrew Charles and many others.
Wearing a crop top is a great way to show off a cool belt. Consider a crop top with high-waisted shorts and a wide belt with an intricate or interesting belt buckle. This bold fashion statement is all the accessories needed to create a unique, stylish look. Look for these styles by Earl Jeans and more.