Denim shorts (or jorts) are a must-have in every girl’s summer wardrobe. Here at Pepper Tree Vintage Clothing, we even wrote you a blog to explain how to cut up your perfect pair of jean shorts to ensure you get the exact style, fit and waist height you want for your pair of summer shorts.

Whether you opt for low-rise and longer or high-waist and seriously sultry, there’s a huge range of ways to wear your summer denim shorts this season and, we think, vintage always works best.


  1. Rock ‘n’ Roll Leather Jacket


If you don’t already have a black leather biker jacket in your wardrobe, you need this on your shopping list directly below denim shorts! The pair go hand in hand for summer time, whether it’s a city break or a weekend music festival. Keep the rest of the look super-simple with either flat slip on trainers or black, chunky ankle boots and a simple black tank top. Your most important accessory here? A killer pair of classic sun glasses.


  1. White Shirt & Pumps


A crisp white shirt paired casually with your distressed blue denim shorts is a sure-fire way to gain some serious fashion points. Choose one that’s slightly oversized with an ultra-relaxed fit and semi tuck-in. Pair with either simple flat sneakers or add a stylish vibe with some leg-climbing gladiator sandals.


  1. Statement Blazer


Whether it’s striped, floral or even just statement red, a bold blazer instantly elevates your summer denim shorts. This is a great way to dress your shorts up, while remaining overtly seasonal. Keep accessories high-end with a chic tote handbag and layers of gold necklaces over a basic tee or tank top.



  1. Sultry Crop Top


You probably have a favourite crop top or two in your collection by now, as the trend continues to overwhelm the fashion world. For a seriously laid-back look, pair your favourite one with high-waisted denim shorts and keep footwear casual with high-top Converse or classic Vans. This confident look shows off some skin so throw a plaid shirt or chunky knit round your waist, just in case you want a little extra coverage later into the day.


  1. Summer Wax Barbour Jacket



This traditional English country-side jacket can be a great partner for some relaxed-fit denim shorts. The jacket is ideal for spring, giving you just enough warmth without the heavy lifting and pairs perfectly with either a simple, white t-shirt or a casual, fine knit, tucked-in to your cut-offs.


  1. Cosy Knitted Sweater


If you’re all about the shorts but it’s not quite as warm as you’d like yet, team them with a feminine, soft knit sweater. You want to find something that’s silky enough to neatly tuck into the shorts without any bulk, but still gives you a cosy option to do denim shorts this spring and summer.


We’re a big fan of denim shorts for the summer, so why not try out some of our 6 ways to style these must-have, versatile pieces. Take a look at our range of shorts, or opt for jeans and be brave enough to cut them yourself for the perfect, unique pair.