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How to style denim shorts

For this Thursday Three we are talking how to style denim shorts. These shorts have been hit for me this summer! They wear in nicely and mold to the body. Plus, the price point won’t break the bank!

How to style denim shorts

Abercrombie and Fitch is the retailer and they’ve got their denim shorts locked in! For that past two years Abercrombie has been my go to. These particular pair are the longer 5″ option. There is a shorter option as well sitting at 2.5″.

For fit I typically fluctuate between size 26 and 27. I opted for size 26. Currently, this pair is sitting a bit more loose than they used to due to my new found love of a fitness and nutrition program (fitness routine). 


For a classic/relaxed summer look pair your denim shorts with a poplin top. This top is super versatile! The options are endless; wear it over a swimsuit, over a dress, a tank top. Wear button or leave it open. It looks nice and put together with very little effort. Plus, the light weight material is great for those hot summer days. 


Love this look for a more dressed up feel. The black bodysuit, kimono, and platform wedges do a good job of adding sophistication to the super casual denim shorts. I love a bodysuit paired with shorts. There’s no worrying about the top coming un-tucked. This one is also from Abercrombie. I sized up one to a medium. 

Never in a million years did I think I would rock a crop top with denim shorts. But, it’s happening. haha! This outfit is for vacation with my husband and friends. Personally, I would never wear this on a typical day or with my children. However, I do think it’s fun to live a little and wearing something you might not typically wear for the right occasion is fun! I’d also wear this type of look for a concert or a night out during the summer. Of course to each their own and maybe you would wear this no matter the occasion. 

Bonus Looks

Keep it comfy and casual. I love pairing black and cream together. Choose your favorite black tee, throw on a lightweight short cardigan, and a pair of cream slides. When choosing a cardigan I would opt for short (hits right at or below the wasitline or long hits mid thigh or knee) That way it isn’t interfering with the length of the denim shorts. 

Dress it up a bit and wear a flowy tank, statement earrings, and wedges. I love this for a dinner date or even just day wear. There was once a day I would never wear wedges with denim shorts. I just wasn’t confident enough. Also, I couldn’t find a pair of wedges that complimented my legs. A pair of shoes that didn’t distract and add weight or make my short legs look even shorter. These particular wedges are amazing! They elongated and are a slim shoe overall! Thank goodness for these. I’m now able to take part in the fun of denim shorts and wedges. So can you! I recommend sizing up half a size in these shoes. 

Thanks for stopping by dear ones! As always feel free to leave thoughts or questions in the comment box below. 


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  • Reply Natalie

    Holy abs! You look amazing 💗 I think my favorite look is the first!

    July 5, 2019 at 10:35 pm
    • Reply maccarose

      thanks so much! So kind of you to say! 🙂

      August 25, 2019 at 9:27 pm

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