Denim cutoffs are the go-to summer short, but paired with a T-shirt and flip-flops, the look can start to feel tired as the summer drags on. Celebrities have figured out the perfect footwear to elevate denim shorts this summer: boots.
There’s no one boot style that works with the classic short, but workboots might be the most popular item to pair them with. This calls to mind ’90s grunge — a look that’s back in style these days.
Model Stella Maxwell rocked her jean shorts with a matching jacket, topping off her look with black military-inspired boots. Model Hailey Baldwin also did the double-denim look in her chunky boots. The 20-year-old pulled off very short denim shorts and boots in style during Coachella, glamming up the look with statement earrings and bedazzled fishnets.
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Other celebrities have gone in a different direction with their jean short and bootie pairings. Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo wore a pair of denim Chloé booties with her shorts, putting her own spin on double denim.
Lucy Hale showed that denim shorts aren’t just a summer item. She stepped out in a long-sleeved white shirt with distressed-0denim shorts and Isabel Marant embroidered booties — a look that could work well into the fall even for someone who doesn’t live in a warm climate.
Of course, the humble jean short can be elevated even further: Kendall Jenner wore a pair of cutoffs on the red carpet at Cannes, dressing them up with Gianvito Rossi pumps.
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