For some of us, digging out our denim collection has taken more persuasion this summer than ever. As we swing between comfy outfits and dressing for actual real-life events and occasions (remember those?), jeans have had to settle at the back of the closet. Until now, that is. Jean shorts are making it easier to step back into the world of denim, and nope, we’re not talking the usual cut-offs—it’s all about longer hemlines this season.
The laid-back appeal of denim combined with the chic Bermuda length creates a hybrid that has really captured the imaginations of fashion people. And although they bring an air of nostalgia, the look feels fresh and versatile enough to wear around the clock. There are so many non-dated ways to style shorts this summer, and the long denim pairs are already being backed by insiders everywhere. It’s not that short shorts and cut-offs are “out”, it’s just that there’s a new kid on the block and they deserve some attention.
The golden rule is to stick to above the knee— the look isn’t a culotte or leading into pedal pusher territory. The effect can be effortless thanks to the extra coverage and you can tailor the look to your preferred fit; from loose, baggy boyfriend styles found at the likes of & Other Stories, Arket and Cos to Saint Laurent-approved skinnies.