If there is one thing that’s certain, I am a denim shorts girl. I love how easy they are to throw on with a t shirt and you can literally wear them with anything.
If there’s one other thing that’s certain, I cannot stand shopping for them. Shorts are made sooo many different ways, even two of the same style but different colors do not fit the same, in my experience.
So I have cut down that process for you and found my top ten shorts. I have included various links to other price points for the ones over $100. As I mentioned in my try on haul, because of the difficulty in finding denim shorts that I love and will wear for years to come, when I find a pair I love, I will typically invest in it. Because I know I may never find a pair that fit like that again.
Below you will find a variety of styles, price points, and colors. Typically I find it best to have two denim color – a light wash and a dark wash. One high rise and one relaxed fit.
A white pair, a black pair and a grey pair.
My BEST advice when it comes to shopping denim shorts or any clothing at all. ONLY purchase it if it is comfortable and feels good. For so long I had so many pieces of clothes that I would never wear because I just wouldn’t go to grab it. Mainly because it was uncomfortable. Who would want to wear something that isnt comfortable? Unless its a pair of pumps for an evening out, hahahh
Pictured below from left to right:
Black affordable fashion denim, $18
Relaxed distressed denim light wash,
High rise white denim
Reminder: for anything over $100 I have found you quality duplicate options I am comfortable with recommending for you
Below are my most worn denim shorts. I have worn these all over, over and over again.
They come in a grey pair too and are currently on sale for $23. I could not recommend these more.
They come up to the belly button as a high rise short and the distressed is just perfect. The denim is a thick quality denim but is not uncomfortable at all.
I am in a size small and they fit perfect. I have had them about two years.
This is one of those investment pairs that I got to try and couldn’t risk not keeping. They run true to size, I am in a size 26 and they fit sooo good. The quality is incredible, the back pockets make the bottom look perfect, and as you can see they have a very slimming effect.
These are my second most worn denim shorts. Why? Because they are so comfortable. These have a relaxed type fit and feel so good on. They are mid rise, boyfriend fit. I am in a size 26 and they run true to size. If you’re in between sizes I would go down 1.
Low rise white denim shorts. I have had these for years and I just think this style and color are so useful. I wear these to run out all the time and white denim is such a staple piece. Runs TTS.
High rise white distressed denim. Again, a staple piece. Depending on your body type you may only need one or want to have both of these styles. These run a little small, so if you want a little space and have them more comfortable fitting I would go up one. I am in a 26 and they fit great but I typically like my shorts to FEEL cozy and good. So I should have gone up one in these to a 27.
Affordable black denim. If you say my try on haul you know there are some shorts I did not include in here. The white pair to this was one of them, but the black pair were pretty good. Here I have them rolled up so they fit my body type better. These are under $20 and a good option. The material is heavy but not super heavy and the price is just great.
I LOVE this color denim and think this is a great color option to have.
I would size up one. I messed sizing up with these big time and I had already worn them so I just kept them. I am in a 25 and would like to be in a 27 so they FEEL better.
I am including a couple pricing options for you but wear this grey color so much.
Affordable Fashion paper bag shorts for the WIN!!!
Yall! I am IN LOVE with these shorts. I am wearing a size small. I did try the white and found they were a little too see through for me. I could not recommend these black ones more. They are so stinking cute, they have a great material and you just cannot beat the price. Runs TTS.
True story. I bought these because their name is Ice Cream Parade. These are definitely a great short. You can see they have some length to them. But still have a good fit. I sized down one to a 25 and they fit good. They have some stretch to them and are super comfortable.
And because I am CRAZY about these two skirts and feel SO happy I got them every time I put them on, I thought I would throw them in there for you.
The black is a $15 affordable fashion distressed skirt that was such a great buy. For the price you just cant beat the style and quality. It is a denim feeling material. Most importantly size up ONE. I am in a medium and I washed it and it fits perfect. My usual size would not have been comfortable for me and I would never wear it. This one I wear allllll the time. Staple piece for me.
This medium wash a line distressed skirt is absolutely amazing. Because it is over $100 I did include a very similar one, but this one for me was worth the investment because of the wear I get out of it. The fit, style, material and quality is exactly what makes this a go to piece for me. I am in a size 26, and it does run true to size.
(I have both of these options and they are a great more affordable choice)