I consider myself a master creator of denim shorts, each project the result of regular jeans that have reached wear past the fun “distressed” phase. Since I still love the top fit of the jeans, I absolutely refuse to give up on them completely. So, reinvention is necessary. With some serious eyeballing (I’ve no time for measuring tape), I usually cut jeans into shorts I’ll pair with a swimsuit or tank top. However, with just the right pair of jeans, I sometimes aim for the style of jean shorts you shouldn’t forget: long jean shorts, or Bermuda jean shorts.
These pairs hit mid-thigh or just above the knee, offering more coverage and a looser fit. The longer length upgrades them a little, taking them from beach day appropriate to cafe lunch appropriate.
Cut them from looser jeans with a baggier fit. Of course, you could always find them on store racks too. However they come into your life, I think you’ll enjoy styling them in your own unique way. Keep scrolling for some inspiration.
At the end of the day, the style of jean shorts you shouldn’t forget are the ones that make you feel best. However, I’d bet money that the Bermuda style is an all-around winner, with its loose shape ideally suited for warm summer days. Once you have your pair in hand, turn to us to find the matching blouses, tees, sneakers, boots, and accessories to accompany it.