It’s the most wonderful time of the year — OK, the second most wonderful time of the year. As temperatures begin to soar, picnic party invitations start rolling in, and spring bathing suit trends occupy a large space in our minds, there's a solid chance you'll find yourself, yet again, searching for the best denim shorts to wear all spring and summer long.
If you're thinking: no, please, anything but that, I promise you that shopping for spring and summer denim is going to be totally different this year. Among the sea of too clingy, too short, too pocket-y, and too high-and low-waisted denim catastrophes exists your perfect pair of denim shorts.
There are so many options — from jean shorts designed specially for plus-size people to shorts for petite sizes — it's easier than ever to score denim shorts so fab you'll never want to take them off. But there's more to it than just fit: with so many styles, colors, cuts, and lengths, deciding which jean shorts to let into your life (and which get to share your limited drawer space) can be a challenge that requires a lot more time than your packed schedule will allow.
And that's why I'm delighted to help simplify the process. Maybe denim shorts shopping isn’t as fun as lounging by the pool or kicking back in a beer garden, but it needn’t be torture, either. Here are 12 pairs of denim shorts that look chic and are as comfortable as they are cute.