We’ve been talking a lot about shorts recently. Colored shorts, celebs wearing shorts, bikini and bathing suit top combos…the list goes on. (Hey, it’s hot!) But even in the worst oppressive heat, most of us have limits on what we’re willing to wear in public. For instance, when it comes to cut-offs, everyone’s comfort level is different. Need proof? Browse through some street style blogs. From upper-thigh to practically-underwear, we found denim cut-off shorts that run the length gamut in our search to answer the eternal cut-offs question: how short is too short? Is there even such a thing? Let us know what you think!
To help you reach your verdict, we’ve rounded up some stylish ladies wearing all different types of cut-offs:
Something else else to consider: how ripped, ragged, torn, or distressed are you willing to wear ‘em?
Pssst, if you want to make your own cut-offs–of whatever length you fancy–we can help you out!
Images via Fashion by Elin, flattery, Lookbook, duochjag, See Creatures, chloe et sa boite à conserves, Nany’s Klozet
Tags: cut-off denim, denim cut off shorts, denim cut-offs, denim shorts, street style round-up, summer style
Model & mom Alessandra Ambrosio was recently spotted in Malibu wearing a pair of Black Orchid hot pink neon denim shorts. She paired them with a fun printed top and some sandals for a simple summer look. Wanna rock this style? We love these hot pink shorts by Joe’s Jeans.
Grab yourself a pair of hot pink shorts asap!
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Alessandra Ambrosio, cut off shorts, denim cut-offs, hot pink shorts, neon denim, neon shorts
So don’t get us wrong… we’re fascinated by Lana Del Rey. Sultry voice, unique personal style… and she wears denim when she isn’t decked out in floor length evening gowns, crooning away. But lately she’s had a few outfit offenses we can’t ignore. While a recent performance saw a very cool pair of Urban Renewal studded denim shorts, she paired them with an extra-long badly proportioned fringe tee we wouldn’t even have worn in the ’90s. Then she hit the street wearing a chic pair of G-Star Midge Bell Ankle Jeans, but the trapeze top she wore was all wrong for the silhouette. And yes, both looks were sent off the deep end by her ever-growing bouffant hair and intense eyeliner.
How to fix these looks? We’d hack that trapeze number into a crop top and switch out her shoes for some fresh metallic flats, and the fringe top would be much cuter if it were a vest over a bandeau (or else, hack that fringe to thigh length).
None the less, Lana sets some great denim examples when it comes to brands and cuts. Grab a pair of Urban Renewal studded denim shorts or some G-Star Midge Bell Ankle Jeans if you like (at least that much of) what you see.
—Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: cropped jeans, dark-wash jeans, denim cut-offs, g star raw denim, Lana Del Rey, studded denim, urban renewal studded shorts, women's jeans
It’s tiiiime! This past weekend in NYC reminded us that despite the scattered gloomy days, summer is well on its way, and we’ve gotta be ready! If you’re ready to hack some old favorite jeans into cut-off shorts but don’t want to risk ruining them, let us help. We can custom cut your shorts to the perfect length so you feel like a rockstar right into fall. Find out more about our expert cut-off shorts service, and let us know how we can help!
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With her new blonde hair, we wouldn’t blame you if didn’t recognize Rihanna‘s Ray-Ban-hidden face–but this style’s still all hers. Everyone’s favorite Barbadian pop songstress was recently shot exiting The Roxbury club decked out in an orange striped top, faded Levi’s cut-offs (with studs to boot), and Pretty Woman-style black thigh-high boots. Girl looks fierce!
Get the look:
RunwayDreamz Vintage Denim Cut Off Shorts ($185) — buy it at Singer22
Stella McCartney Colour Play Striped Knit Pullover ($629) — buy it at mytheresa
Vince Camuto Small Kissing Link Toggle Necklace ($87.99) — buy it at Zappos
Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer ($150) — buy it at Piperlime
House of Harlow 1960 Blackened Metal Arrowhead Pendant Necklace ($89) — buy it at TheTrendBoutique
Charlotte Russe Chic Leatherette Thigh-High Boot ($45.50) — buy it at Charlotte Russe
Images via DenimBlog
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As if this cold weather wasn’t enough, the 7 For All Mankind Spring/Summer 2012 Lookbook has us so ready to say goodbye to these winter temps! There are bursts of colored denim, which we are happy to see continued into next season, especially in the coral colored jean jacket. It is such a fun color to welcome in spring with, plus it matches well with a lot of other colors, so this can be as go-to a piece for you as your classic blue jean jacket is too. As far as jeans go, there are skinnies, flares, cropped, and colored styles, so you will never be stuck with one sort of look out of this line. The flares have a more laid-back feel to them, which immediately remind us of the lazy days of summer (ah, memories!). We really love the detailing on the pair with the four button closure instead of the usual zipper and little details like this throughout the whole collection ensure that you’re not buying just any old piece of denim. Keep an eye out for the release of the line at the 7 For All Mankind Online Shop.
Images via Denimology.
Tags: 7 for All Mankind, colored denim, colored jean jacket, cropped jeans, cuffed jeans, denim cut-offs, denim workshirt, flared jeans, jean jacket, skinny jeans, spring fashion, summer fashion
It’s no shocker that celebs love Black Orchid Denim—and since the West and East Coasts are experiencing much different weather right now, we’re seeing the best of late summer and fall fashion translated through the brand’s most sought-after styles. Ali Larter and Alessandra Ambrosio were both spotted this past weekend in Black Orchid denim shorts. Ali was rocking the ”Mini Shorts” in Meteor wash, whereas Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Alessandra opted for a boho look as she paired the Cut Off Shorts in Clear Ice wash with a printed tunic. On the chilly East Coast, Kourtney Kardashian wore Black Orchid Black Jewel Jeggings in jet black wash, while Lindsey Lohan chose High Rise Jeggings in Newton wash. She paired those with a checkered button-down and fringe boots. So there you have it—style inspiration from four celebs in two coasts, and one killer brand.
Celebs aren’t the only ones who love denim! Check out our founder Francine’s review of her Black Orchid skinny jeans.
—Jackie Racer & Michelle Christina Larsen
Tags: Alessandra Ambrosio, ali larter, black jewel jeggings, black orchid denim, denim cut-offs, denim shorts, Fall Trends, halloween, Kourtney Kardashian, lindsey lohan, mr. bones pumpkin patch, supermodel alessandra ambrosio, victoria secret
We are loving this editorial out of the pages of Nylon Magazine lensed by Andrew Yee featuring some killer throwback 80s meets 90s pattern clashing looks. Our favorite pick includes a clever mix of florals, sexy polka dots, faux fur, and a pair of shredded denim short shorts. And though that’s pretty much the only denim used, we ain’t gonna lie we can’t get enough of the overall whimsical style of it all—gaudy accessories totally included. Check out the rest of the looks below!
Images via Fashion Gone Rogue.
Tags: '90s fashion, 80s Fashion, 80s style, 90s style, denim cut-offs, denim shorts, fashion editorial, Faux-fur, florals, nylon magazine, Nylon Magazine fashion editorial, Nylon Magazine September 2011, pattern clash, pattern clashing, pattern clashing trend, polka dots, shredded denim short shorts
This has definitely been the summer of cut-off denim shorts and everything vintage, so we thought it totally appropriate to throw one more street style look at you just for mere awesomeness of it (and because we’re pretty much obsessed). This look by Chanelle L. of Los Angeles has it all: a pair of vintage stone washed denim shorts, cute vintage tank top, killer shades, and amazing leopard wedge booties. Basically the ideal summer get-up. Don’t fret though, chances are this trend will go strong through fall give or take a couple layers, so there will be more cut-offs in your future—promise!
For more on Penelope and her vintage looks visit her blog, The Penelope Times!
Tags: Chanelle L., denim cut off shorts, denim cut-offs, leopard wedge booties, stone washed denim, stone washed denim shorts, Street Style, The Penelope Times, vintage denim, vintage denim looks, vintage looks, vintage style