A Grown-Up Way to Wear Jean Cut Off Shorts

June 14, 2018


I love this nautical striped cardigan! | M Loves M @marmarHow do you feel about jean cut off shorts? Are they too young? Too casual? I do like to wear them, especially during the summer, but sometimes I question how to wear them in an appropriate way. While I love cut offs and a tee, I feel like I need to elevate the look slightly. Today I’m giving some tips for a grown-up way to wear jean cut off shorts in case any of you have been contemplating the same thing.

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Elevate Your White Tee

I love a plain white tee but if I paired them with these jean cut offs, I think the outfit would immediately skew too casual. I found this white blouse though and thought it would be an easy swap that instantly dresses up the look. Plus, the peplum style adds some nice visual interest.

Balance Proportions

When you’re going short in shorts, add some length in other ways. I love adding long cardigans, and this one is so lightweight. It’s actually been my favorite layering piece lately because of how it looks with jeans and dresses too. The stripes also add a great print!

Skip the Flip Flops

Flip flops are easy but, if you can, try wearing a pair of heeled sandals instead. They are still casual but slightly more dressed up. I love this pair because of how comfortable they are, and the dusty rose color is surprisingly a versatile neutral!

Pair with a Ladylike Bag

If you want to make your jean cut offs outfit a little more feminine, consider your bag choice. I love this floral print bag because it’s also a nice way to add a print to an outfit. This is another ladylike bag I’ve been loving too!

Do you wear jean cut off shorts? Any tips for dressing them a little differently?



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Here are some other great short options for summer:


photos by Vanessa Lentine

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