Denim Shorts Are Officially Back – These Are The Best On The Market

By Ashling McCloy | 17th July 2023
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From Daisy Dukes to bermuda cuts, nothing beats a pair of laid-back denim shorts. They’re a summer staple; they mark the start of holidays or a break from the norm. But how will you wear yours?

For most, it’s all about the relaxed ease: your favourite tee, sun-bleached cut-off jeans and a pair of flip-flops. Think seaside strolls in a short sleeve shirt and super soft ‘jorts’ – aka longline jean shorts that come to the knee and happen to be the style of the moment. More on those later. For now, it’s all about finding the perfect pair you’ll return to year after year.

Agolde is the brand du jour reinventing our denims. Their pieces are inspired by the classics, then updated with a modern twist. The team promises their silhouette offers the authenticity and rarity found in discovering the perfect vintage pair. Unsurprisingly, their shorts are in high demand. Similarly, the casually androgynous, Raey, exclusive to Matches Fashion, offers a selection of pared-back iterations. If you’re less of the flip-flops crew and more Scandi-chic, then this brand is the one to watch. Their ‘90s denim shorts would work a treat with this season’s must-have mules.

Embracing a more androgynous look, denim shorts also work perfectly with fisherman sandals.

Well-known names in denim can always be relied upon. We’re talking the one and only Levi’s. Who doesn’t love a pair of slouchy 501s? Alternatively, the high street has done us proud with easy styles from Arket, Zara and, of course, H&M. These, however, are guaranteed to sell out fast – so don’t hang about. We pulled together our favourite everyday staples, but scroll on for the season’s biggest trends, too.

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Mango - High Rise Denim Shorts

MANGO, High-rise denim shorts, £29.99

Queen of cool, Hayley Bieber knows how to rock a pair of denim cut-offs. Pass the tube top and shades, as we fan girl. She has also been spotted sporting this summer's biggest denim trend: jorts. Check out her feed for plenty of style inspo.

Shop long shorts and discover jorts… the shorts of the season

The thought of donning a pair of bottom-skimming shorts could put the fear in any one of us. However, longer-length shorts are finally having their time in the spotlight. From bermudas to cargo cuts, there’s a look for every summer mood. But the talk of the town is all about jorts. What are these, you ask? Simply put, jean shorts with a longline cut, very similar to men’s fits. Featured on the runways at Givenchy, Toteme and Fendi, there’s no wonder they’ve made the sartorial cut. Plus, with Hailey Baldwin’s stamp of approval, the jort sealed its place in the list of must-wear summer trends.


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