Top 8 Favorite Affordable Shorts For Spring/Summer

Sophisticated and Styled - Top 8 affordable denim shorts

Hi Friends! I’m so excited to share this post with y’all. I have rounded up my favorite affordable denim shorts I’ve grabbed for this Spring and Summer. Its no secret I love denim shorts. I’ve always lived in Texas and near a beach for my first 18 years of life so we LIVED in shorts. I’ll be honest though, in the past I used to grab maybe only 2-3 pairs of denim shorts because I always felt like they had to be the most expensive ones out there but boy was I wrong. I always gravitated towards brands like Blank NYC and one teaspoon (which I still love but my wallet does not!).  As soon as I started venturing out I found so many cute, affordable, high quality options. Exciting right? You don’t have to break the bank to find cute shorts and now I have more options to choose from and still can save some money! (win win!)

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There are a few “musts” when it comes to finding a cute pair of shorts but I usually grab a few different styles that way I have a few options, some low rise, some high rise, some more distressed than others and some a bit more lengthy especially for the days I’m chasing around my little one because, you know, nobody wants to see anything inappropriate sticking out! :p

Also note, I normally go for a 26 when it comes to jeans but for denim shorts I tend to grab a 27 for a bit looser fit.

White Denim

STS Blue Distressed Boyfriend Denim Shorts

 Size: TTS, wearing a 27

Inseam: 2″ inseam

Material: 98% cotton, 2% spandex

These have a fun edgy hem, and a bit of distressing on each side. They are priced at $39. Not too high and not too low, the fit is juuuuust right 🙂

Here’s and example of how I would wear them!

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Dark Denim

High Rise Fray Ripped Cutoff Shorts • wash: medium

Size: TTS, wearing a small, size up for a looser fit

Inseam: 2 1/2″ inseam

Material: 98% cotton, 2% spandex

These are high rise and  have a great stretch to them. The distressing is fun on these and I’m happy with the length, they’re a bit longer in the back which is nice. Plus these are on sale right now for $26.40!! What a steal!

Surprisingly I don’t have an Instagram shot to share with y’all in these. 

Marley Distressed Denim Shorts

Size: TTS, wearing a 27

Inseam: 2 1/2″ inseam

Material: 66% cotton, 32% polyester, 2% spandex

These are hands down my favorite of them all! I love the stretch and fit of these. As soon as I get home I am always in a rush to take of my shorts or jeans and get into something more comfortable but these I could wear all day long. They’re considered high rise but not too high. They are priced at $49.

Here’s an example of how I would style them!

Note: you may notice more of a frayed hem in the top pic compared to the bottom but I had already washed them by the time I took the top picture.  

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BP. High Waist Frayed Hem Denim Shorts

Size: Run small, wearing a 27

Inseam: 2″ inseam

Material: 100% cotton

I LOVE the front of these but they are a bit “cheeky”. If I’m out with my daughter all day I normally won’t go for these. The reviews say to size down but I had to size up so I would say that is a bit inconsistent. They are high waisted and priced at $49. 

Here’s and example of how I would wear them!

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Light denim 

AE Denim X Super High-Waisted Short ShortwashBlues Spark

Size: Run small, wearing a 6

Inseam: 2 1/4″ inseam

Material: LYCRA® DualFX® technology

These don’t have the best reviews online but I’m not sure what all the fuss is about because I really like these. The quality is great, I love the color and the distressing is really fun. I did have to size up in these but like I said, I don’t like my shorts skin tight like I usually like my jeans. These also have a high waist. They are priced at $49.95 but also BOGO 50% off. I grabbed this fun denim skirt when I grabbed these!

Here’s and example of how I would wear them!

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Distressed Denim Boyfriend Shorts • wash: North Clifton

Size: Run big, wearing a 27 (wanted a 26 but that size was already sold out at the time of purchase)

Inseam: 2 1/2″ inseam

Material: 99% cotton, 1% spandex

So these are definitely my top favorite from the light denim category. I love the color of these, the fit is so comfortable and they’re not overly distressed which is a good change sometimes. These have a mid waist and priced at $39! The length is also great on these. I usually go for these when I take my daughter to the park. 

Here is a fun example of how I would style these!

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Womens High-Rise Girlfriend Shorts • wash: annie

Size: Run small, wearing a 27

Inseam: 3″ inseam

Material: 100% cotton

These are so darn cute. High waist with a great length at 3″.  These don’t have any stretch so wearing them for a long time can get uncomfortable but still worth it. I love the wash of these.

Here’s and example of how I would wear them!

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Womens Classic Shortalls

Since I was reviewing shorts I thought it would be fun to add these in. To overall or not overall? That was the question for a long time. LOL. I mean, don’t get me wrong I like to look younger than my age but I don’t want to look 12, right?  I am glad I decided to go for it though, I am definitely obsessed and glad they’re in trend right now. They’re so fun to style and perfect for running errands or playing with my daughter over the weekends. 

Here’s and example of how I would wear them!

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