4 Ways to Style Our Favorite Denim Shorts

We're currently coveting this pair of denim shorts from Gap—they're affordable at $41 and are incredibly versatile. Below, we've rounded up four cute ways to style our favorite denim shorts. Bonus: they are available in regular, petite, and tall.

Black bodysuit styled with denim shorts, coral bag, white kimono cover-up, y-necklace, and black strappy pumps photo

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How to Style Denim Shorts for Date Night

Spice up your date night attire with a black tank top and denim shorts—and if you pair them with these heels you'll have legs for days. To add a cool-girl element to the look, layer this white kimono over top. Its fringe and floral embellishments add a flirty touch while its lightweight cotton keeps you cool during a summer evening. Add a pop of color with this pretty coral purse, and pull your boho date-night look together with a y-necklace. Bonus: This necklace features a 3-in-1 design so you get a long pendant, choker, and combo piece all in one.

$41 (usually $45); shorts (gap.com)

$48; tank top (nordstrom.com)

$28 (usually $56); kimono (bohoo.com)

$59; necklace (stelladot.com)

$80; purse (mango.com)

$25; heels (target.com)

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Yellow striped tank top styled with denim shorts, black round bag, turquoise drop earrings, and sandals with turquoise tie photo

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How to Style Denim Shorts for a Family Reunion

A family get-together calls for an outfit that's equal parts comfortable and stylish. Try a cute and colorful summery top—like this ruffle tank—and pair it with these denim shorts. Complement the yellow stripes with playful blue accessories like these Kendra Scott earrings and these strappy sandals. Lastly, grab this round crossbody for storing all your essentials while keeping your hands free.

$41 (usually $45); shorts (gap.com)

$98; tank (nordstrom.com)

$250; earrings (kendrascott.com)

$25 (usually $50); crossbody (solesociety.com)

$9 (usually $30); sandals (ae.com)

Black bodysuit styled with denim shorts, black straw hat, red belt bag, and tan ankle cowboy boots photo

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How to Style Denim Shorts for a Summer Festival

Summer festivals are one of our favorite parts about the season. Whether you're off to concerts or roaming street fairs, you'll look flawless in denim shorts and this black bodysuit from American Eagle—its floral embroidery and corset front blend sweet and sexy. Slip on some tan cowboy boots and throw on this black straw hat for a trendy look that gives us total western vibes. Tie it all together with this red belt bag—its faux leather pouch stores your essentials while keeping your hands free for eating festival foods and taking selfies.

$41 (usually $45); shorts (gap.com)

$15 (usually $30); bodysuit (ae.com)

$40; bag (mango.com)

$26; hat (topshop.com)

$38; boots (target.com)

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Navy and white striped t-shirt styled with denim shorts, yellow bucket bag, red bandana, and white loafers photo

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How to Style Denim Shorts for a Casual Weekend

When your weekend consists of shopping with friends, brunch, or running errands, swap out bodysuits with a cotton t-shirt for a more casual look. Our pick: This striped t-shirt from J. Crew. The soft fabric, relaxed fit, and contrasting stripes combine for a stylish summer staple. Make your outfit pop with a bright yellow bucket bag and red bandana tied around your neck (or ponytail). Lastly, slip on these Calvin Klein loafers (available in six different colors) to keep your feet comfortable all day long.

$41 (usually $45); shorts (gap.com)

$20; top (jcrew.com)

$5 (usually $10); bandana (ae.com)

$45; shoulder bag (topshop.com)

$70; loafers (dsw.com)

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