6 New Ways To Wear Your Denim Cutoffs

Jorts (that's jean shorts, for the non-portmanteau savvy) get a bad rap for being the laziest, least sophisticated, dowdiest clothing item around. But whatever the stigma, we think otherwise.
When worn sloppily, denim cut-offs only make lazy outfits look more lazy… but with some careful styling tips, they can add some insouciance to your carefully crafted outfits, and take the hard edge off what would otherwise be a try-too-hard outfit.
Take the word back with us: Here are six brilliant ways to make jorts jorgeous.
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With Preppy Blazers — Keep a structured jacket from looking too formal by wearing it with a longer-length pair of cutoffs. Roll up the hems for a more more lived-in look!

J. Crew Denim Short in Faded Indigo, $79.59, available at J. Crew.
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With A One-Piece Swimsuit — Even out of the pool, a one-piece makes it into our summer outfit rotation at least once a month. Cutoffs balance out the skin-tight silhouette.

Photographed by Maia Harms
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Go Knee-Length — For slimmer trousers you want to turn into shorts, cut them right above the knee for a sleek, Bermuda-length staple that looks killer with flowing tops and summer sneakers.

Style Nanda Cut Offs, $60.22, available at Style Nanda
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With A Body-Con Crop Top — With high-waisted shorts, you can really go for it in a body-hugging crop top. Try out unconventional necklines and tops in darker hues for a fashion-forward ways to show off those guns.

Nasty Gal Stripe Short Shorts, $88, available at Nasty Gal.
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Dressed Up With Stilettos — Wear your shorts out at night by slipping into a pair of tall, pointed stilettos. The cutoffs will keep your look young and fresh, without feeling sloppy.

Zara Paint-Effect Denim Shorts, $39.90, available at Zara.
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Denim On Colored Denim — If your tattered, colored denim needs a new life, chop 'em off into little cutoffs (Need a step-by-step guide? Here's one!). Pair them with a chambray button-up for a new take on the classic Canadian tuxedo.

M2f Colour Denim Shorts, $109.07, available at ASOS.