Fifty degrees in New York is totallyyy warm enough for shorts, right? Well, after months of hiding under blankets and parkas, I for one am itching to strip off my sweatpants and stretch my legs in a pair of cutoff denim shorts. Apparently model Alessandra Ambrosio and actress Jamie Chung are with me, as they recently stepped out into the L.A. sunshine wearing matching black fringe shorts.
Yeah, so those beautiful gals may be living under everlasting California sun, but that doesn't mean East Coasters can't gain inspiration from these sexy, chic shorts to freshen up their spring wardrobes. The hippie-dippie fringe shorts that Ambrosio and Chung are rocking are the Ivy shorts from denim brand DL1961, crafted out of black stretch denim with bits of leather fringe. Those shorts may be screaming for a jaunt at Coachella, but there are tons of other slinky cutoff options you can rock for the upcoming music festival season or just a decidedly chic summer walk around the park. Fringe, embroidery, and bright pops of color are all on the sunny horizon.
So dust off those cu offs at the back of your closet and check out these cool, bohemian alternatives to your boring denim pairs.
Leather Embodied Shorts, Nordstrom Rack
Splatter Paint–Print Raw Edge Shorts, Saks Off 5th
Recycled Batik Patch Short, Urban Outfitters
High-Waisted Floral Shorts, Jolly Chic
Keepsake Light Fields Embroidered Shorts, Nasty Gal
Lacey Denim Cutoffs, Free People
Scalloped-Lace High-Waisted Shorts, Anthropologie
Tiffany Blue Houndstooth Shorts, American Apparel
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