It’s hard to imagine a summer wardrobe without a trusty pair of cutoffs. On days we’re not wearing billowing maxi dresses or printed swimsuits, we’re in jean shorts. (Though not at the office, obvs.) Denim shorts and a graphic T-shirt is the unofficial uniform of summer and the combination sees us from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Diehard fans even rock their jean shorts into fall.
As much as we love our favorite denim shorts outfits, wearing the same look over and over can get a little stale. There are only so many different vintage band T-shirts and slogan tees we can style with cutoffs before things get a bit boring. Ahead, we’ve rounded up 18 fresh styling hacks that will make even the most broken-in pair of denim shorts feel like new.