How to Style your Denim Shorts for the SS24 Season

Spring is finally here! Goodbye bleak damp and dark weather and hello to…well, slightly less dark and occasionally sunny weather!

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Thinking positively, this Spring we’re going to inspire you to get out there, make the most of the British summer and look damn good doing it!

Over the coming weeks, we’re going to inspire you and to think differently about fashion. Here’s our first one…it’s a good ‘un!

Denim shorts are a wardrobe hero that is never in the background! In Spring and Summer time especially, they become the staple of every outfit. But want to know how to style them differently so you don't find yourself wearing the same look day after day throughout Summer?

Here are 3 looks that you can rock this spring summer season:

Classic Casual:

Casual Chic

You cannot go wrong the with classic casual chic look for spring summer! To create that effortless comfortable look, pair your denim shorts with a simple neutral tone t-shirt or tank top. Neutral tones like, white, grey and black give off a clean sleek look, which can easily be elevated with some accessories. Complete the ensemble with some converse for comfortable all-day wear. Don’t forget to crossbody bag to break up the causal outfit.

Holister Shorts

For an everyday look, denim shorts need to be comfortable. These shorts from Hollister offer a relaxed fit, perfect for wearing all day long. The detailing at the bottom of the shorts adds a delicate touch that enhances the depth of the look.

High rise medium wash denim mom shorts



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Nothing beats a simple black tee, and this T-shirt from Timberland is the ultimate choice. Made from 100% cotton, it is guaranteed to keep you comfy all day long. The black in the top and the Converse shoes are using the sandwich technique. The simplistic touch of adding a printed logo allows the top to match with the high-top Converse

Logo T-shirt for Women in Black

£ 27.00


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This camel zip pocket crossbody bag is a great way to complement this casual look. The brown colour contrasts and adds more colour to the outfit. The bag is the ideal size for everyday use, fitting all the necessities. The two-tone strap adds an extra delicate detail to the bag, elevating this simple casual look.

Camel Zip Pocket Camera Bag


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The classic black Converse Lift Hi shoes are the perfect way to complete this casual outfit. The best thing about Converse is their comfort! With cushioned insoles and supportive construction, they're suitable for all-day wear. Whether you're running errands, grabbing coffee, or strolling through Campbell Park, these shoes have you covered.

Converse all star lift hi trainers in black



Sporty Chic:

Sporty Chic

Dressing sporty has become a popular trend of 2024 that everyone is loving! Why not add a bit of sporty chic to your divine denim look this spring summer season whether it's adding a pop of colour with a bright sports bra or opting for a stylish sports top from Lids, there are endless possibilities to elevate your look. Pair your outfit with comfortable yet fashionable trainers and top it off with a baseball cap for the perfect blend of athleticism and style. Embrace the sporty trend and take your denim look to new levels!

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Levi's are the go-to choose if you want a pair of trusty denim shorts. These 501s in Third Try Blue are heigh waisted, allowing you to style them with a cute crop top and a baseball tee layered over the top. They are a universally flattering must-have summer essential.




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This Seamless Sports Bra from VS Pink is a versatile wardrobe staple that you can wear not only for the gym but also layer underneath to create an athletic attire for various activities. Its seamless design ensures a smooth and comfortable fit, while the supportive construction offers confidence and ease of movement throughout your workouts or daily routines. Whether you're hitting the gym or embracing athleisure style, this sports bra provides both functionality and fashion-forward versatility.

Seamless Sports Bra


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The New York Yankees jersey from Lids is the statement of a sporty chic outfit. It has a timeless charm with its button-up front and bold team emblem. Made from 100% polyester it is an officially licensed replica of the New York Yankees baseball jersey. Perfect styled open with a black sports bra and classic pair of denim shorts with a pair of denim shorts.

New York Yankees Nike Official Replica Home Jersey – Men’s



Sporty Chic

These iconic Nike Dunk trainers provide an urban charm with their low-profile silhouette, featuring a black fabric contrasting with the white base accented by the classic Nike Swoosh in contrasting white. Combining comfort and versatility, they offer a foamed cushioned midsole for all-day wearability and a durable rubber outsole for reliable traction.

Nike Dunk Low



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Complete your denim shorts ensemble with the ultimate finishing touch, a stylish New York baseball cap from Lids. This versatile accessory not only adds a touch of casual charm but also provides practical sun protection for those sunny days. The structured design of the cap effortlessly balances the laid-back vibe of denim shorts, while the adjustable strap ensures a comfortable and secure fit.

Men's Fanatics Branded Navy New York Yankees Core Flex Hat



Dressy Denim:


Denim shorts are so versatile and go beyond casual wear, providing stylish options for a night out on the town or a fancy dinner with friends. Step up your denim shorts game by selecting a classic pair and style them with an oversized shirt, but instead of leaving it untucked, elegantly tuck one side into the waistband for a chic asymmetrical look. Layer on a cropped blazer to add sophistication and structure to the outfit. Choose some chunky boots that add a touch of attitude to your outfit. Choose a statement-coloured handbag, to infuse the look with a pop of colour and personality


A pair of black denim shorts is a wardrobe staple for spring and summer! You can keep them for years to come, thanks to Levi's Sculpt Hyperstretch material. This means the fabric won’t stretch out even if you've been wearing them all day. You can style these high-waisted mom shorts from Levi's for cocktails with the girls. They embrace your figure and elongate your legs, which will complement the oversized white shirt from Superdry.

High waisted Mom shorts




A must-have for Spring is this white linen shirt from Superdry. It's a versatile piece that allows you to keep your look varied. Whether you wear the shirt open or half-tucked, the linen material will keep you cool while also providing that extra layer for cooler evenings.

Casual Linen Boyfriend Shirt




Obsessed is an understatement! This cropped padded shoulder blazer from Zara is a bold yet simple choice to elevate any outfit to a classy, more dressy look. Layer the white shirt underneath with the denim shorts peeking through the shirt. Now all you have to do is accessorize and add a pair of chunky boots from Dr. Martens.

Cropped Blazer with padded shoulders




To add a touch of urban flair, pair your classy denim outfit with a sleek pair of chunky healed Chelsea boots from Dr. Martens. These boots exude effortless elegance with their clean classic yellow stitch lines and sturdy construction, adding a polished edge to your outfit.

Spence leather flared heel Chelsea boots


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A pop of colour will take your outfit to new levels this spring summer season. The Colby shoulder bag in red from Michael Kors blends modern flair with classic elegance. It is the last piece of the puzzle for your classy denim look.

Colby Medium Leather Shoulder Bag


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Denim shorts offers endless opportunities to showcase your personal style. Whether you prefer a casual, laid-back look or a more polished and sophisticated outfit, denim shorts can be effortlessly incorporated into your wardrobe. From pairing them with basic tees and trainers for a relaxed vibe to dressing them up with blazers and heels for a chic aesthetic, the versatility of denim shorts knows no bounds.

Check our Elle Banister’s video on how to style denim shorts below and head to our Instagram for more SS24 inspiration!