Closet Staples: Arielle Styles 1 Pair of Denim Shorts 3 Ways

Closet Staples is our styling series where we poll our readers on what you need help styling from your closet right now.
Summer is in full swing, and we've been living in jean shorts for weeks now. We asked Arielle to style her favorite pair of denim shorts three different ways, so we can use each of these Arielle-approved outfits as inspiration. See her looks below!  

Outfit 1: Something Classic

"This is my daytime denim look. It’s also a great outfit to wear to the beach (with just a bathing suit underneath) if you throw on sandals instead of the flat. With this top, it’s a perfect outfit for lunch!"–Arielle

Sometimes you just want to wear a classic combination, and pairing denim shorts with a loose white button-down is a timeless look. Arielle styled the essentials with a fabulously floppy hat, a Chanel bag, and tan flats. Layering on neutrals will make your denim shorts the star of the look.

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Outfit 2: Something Floral

"I would wear look to a lunch date with girlfriends. Or, I’d love to wear this to a kid’s birthday party!–Arielle

Nothing says summer like a floral top, and this ruffle style by Something Navy is available to shop now. For a seasonally-appropriate floral ensemble, Arielle paired the denim shorts with white flats and statement sunglasses. This look is your wear-all-day summer outfit inspiration. 

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Outfit 3: Something Chic

"I would dress up denim shorts by throwing on a blazer! I’m wearing them here with my plain white sandals and a piece of statement jewelry. I would wear this look out to dinner."–Arielle

For a nighttime look or a slightly more elegant affair, dress up your denim shorts by wearing them with an elevated white blazer. A white t-shirt is a perfect base to layer with (we love Jason Scott's Shrunken Tee in white!), paired with strappy sandal heels for even more volume.

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