This staple of women’s wardrobes everywhere can be seen on the beach, during excursions and even on a night out.
Style and a casual vibe are the watchwords of this must-have garment, which can also be elevated with a blazer or sophisticated accessories.
It’s all in how you wear it, as shown by Izabel Goulart, Josephine Skriver and Jasmine Tookes, who make sure to pack a pair (or several) in their summer suitcases.
With neon colours, like Izabel Goulart
The Brazilian beauty is known to turn heads on the beach.
In Mykonos, Goulart donned shredded denim shorts so mini that the pockets are peeking out the bottom, paired with a Day-Glo low-cut swimsuit and white sneakers.
The on-trend look combines the trusty one-piece suit with versatile denim for an ensemble that goes from beach to street in a heartbeat.
Classic and elegant, like Jasmine Tookes
The American top model proves that denim shorts can follow you from day to night when associated with the right pieces — in this case, a summery yet chic pastel blazer, as well as a basket weave bucket bag.
This is a perfect look for a seaside dinner or a festive poolside evening between friends.
Boho-chic, like Adriana Lima
Brazilian top model Adriana Lima has the wind in her sails with this outfit.
The casual, feminine look provides a hint of bohemian flair by combining shredded, acid-wash denim with an immaculately white loose-fitting blouse that shows off the ex-Victoria’s Secret Angel’s shoulder.
This look can be completed with a few pieces of jewellery and no other accessories besides that other summer standby, the trusty shades.
Sweetly angelic, like Romee Strijd
The Dutch model stands out in an all-white look, which can be worn just as well on vacation or staycation all summer long.
The exquisitely simple look sees Strijd in frayed white denim cut-offs with a basic midriff-baring tank for a casual, versatile and ultra-feminine look.
Cool as a cucumber, like Josephine Skriver
It’s back to the future for the Danish top model as she heads back to the ’80s with the perfect summer vacation look.
The young woman went for a unique pair of textured denim shorts in a palette of blues, paired with a snake print one-piece.
Sneakers and a backwards baseball cap complete the ’80s/’90s “supermodel off-duty” look.