How to rock short shorts

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Denim shorts seem to not be the easiest look to pull off style wise- living in Southern California I see a mess of horribly wrong jean shorts looks on a daily basis. So here’s my little guide on how to rock denim shorts while still looking stylish and chic. I think showing skin should always be a balance. If you’re wearing really short shorts, pair it with a high neck- even if it’s just a tee- because that helps make sure you won’t veer on the edge of trashy. Ripped shorts are also a very casual look so it’s great to pair it with something a little more chic and classic like stripes. (I guess you could say I’m on a little of a striped kick.)
Note: A vintage belt goes a long way in giving a look that extra flare.
And about the shoes- unless you’re literally going to the beach and the beach only don’t wear flip flops, or heels with denim shorts. Find a cool pair of booties, or espadrilles, or lace up gladiators. It can make all the difference!

Shop the look below:

87 Comments

  1. sasa says:

    Looking so cool! XO

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  2. Dominique says:

    stunning look!
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  3. Natali says:

    I’m loving your style girl! These boots are major and the whole outfit is amazing!

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  4. Nora says:

    Nice look Love those boots!

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  5. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Nicely spoken. The essence of showing skin to a minimum and with class is the epitom of style that never fades … Only more respectable views earned. :)

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  6. Leta says:

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  7. Crazy boots, like them so much!

    L.A

  8. Love the pops of silver in this outfit.

    PS: Can´t wait to wear my PLS x Steve Madden booties from last year:)

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  9. This is such a cool look! I love your edgy but effortless vibe! And those shoes add the perfect touch!
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  10. Gorgeous!! I love the striped top and metallic booties! And great tips, I think anywhere it’s hot you’ll see denim shorts worn wrong haha! x

  11. Whitney says:

    Great tips, Shea! I love short shorts but as you say, you don’t want to look trashy! I love pairing them with a loose button down and espadrilles, for example! ;)

    Love,
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  13. Georgia says:

    so well-put-together Shea. Love the boots!

  14. Michèle says:

    these are really damn cool. I wish I had legs like yours to rock such a look

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  15. Obsessed with this look, those shoes are amazing!

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  16. Laëtitia says:

    I love your belt <3
    I feel like you own any possible colour for your boots haha^^

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  17. Olga says:

    Your tips for wearing shorts are great! Totally agree!

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  18. Krystal says:

    Obsessed with this belt!
    Such a good look!
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  20. Lucy says:

    Love this, looks great. Effortlessly chic, thanks for the tips!
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  21. Azu says:

    Soooo true! Some girls like to wear them too tight, too. Like, to the point where they look like granny panties.

    Cute outfit. Love the 70s vibe in this look.

    xo Azu

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  22. A vintage belt is such a cool tip for shorts! So in love wight the silver booties and how the silver in the architecture goes so well with the whole look! xo

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  23. Mia says:

    Loved the style, sooo great when you live in a 365′ sunny&hot climate in Tenerife !!! x

  24. Ashley says:

    I’m looking at those tortoise shell sunglasses!!! Nice look.

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  25. sasou says:

    You looks beautiful love this shooting so much

  26. Laura Jane says:

    The sunnies are stunning Shea ! Hope to catch you on camera on the streets in Paris in October!
    Love, Laura Jane

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  27. Vanessa says:

    Your outfit is on point! Love and agree with all your tips. Also, those shoes are to die for!

    Love, V.
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  28. Lindsey says:

    Love the sunglasses and shoes!

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  30. Paulynagore says:

    Thanks for your advices ! You’re super chic!

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  32. SarahP says:

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  34. Great look! You look gorgeous :)

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  35. Kate says:

    Love those sunglasses!

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  36. Iona Olive says:

    Amazing vibe! Loved the photos and your blog :)
    xx

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  37. Clinton says:

    I love the shoes ,I know how to be dress in the fall

  38. vanessa says:

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  40. melissa says:

    Killin it!
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  41. tonkic says:

    well, you sure do rock them! metallic is still the thing

  42. Wow! You look so hot in this outfit. <3

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  43. Angie says:

    I have those Sliver Barbara Bui boots as well. They are so fun to pair with something unexpected. xox

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  45. Sasi says:

    You def look stylish and chic!

  46. Ganna says:

    Classy way! I also really like the accessories: shoes and silver choker

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  47. Stylish and comfortable! I love it! and the 2nd pic is amazing!

  48. YES!!! Spot on!! Thank you for pointing out exactly how to pull it off! Simple rules to follow! Rock on female!

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  49. Jessie says:

    I completely agree!! no flip flops unless at the beach lol love the tips and outfit

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  50. Nevin says:

    Tutti stupendi!!!Be Happy with, Fashion.

  51. Nevin says:

    Your looks seriously are the best!

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    I adore this outfit it’s so cute! I love how that burgundy red plays against the silver jewelry, it looks so chic and cool :)

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  60. afmu says:

    Love the shorts look. Sexy and stylish <3

  61. Sara says:

    Very nice pictures. It is so beautiful.

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