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As any fashion-lover will confirm, shopping for high-quality denim shorts takes time — but once you hit the jackpot, you’ll find yourself wearing them on repeat. Few things feel as good as slipping into a comfortable pair of jean shorts on a warm day, and the right style will be one that’s versatile enough to take you from a morning coffee date to a beach picnic and beyond.
To help you get a head start on updating your spring wardrobe, we shopped out 15 jean styles that are available in a variety of cuts and washes. You’ll find it easy to mix and match these pieces with everything you already own — whether that’s styling them with elevated sandals and a fitted top or keeping them casual with everyday sneakers and a tee, these options are all extremely versatile.
Our favorite selections come from coveted denim brands like Agolde, Frame, Abercrombie, BlankNYC, Mother, Zara, and more. From distressed denim shorts to black, white, and colorful options, keep reading to shop our picks for the best jean shorts to work into your wardrobe this season.
— Additional reporting by Krista Jones, Shelcy Joseph, and India Yaffe