Blast from the Past: The Denim Cut-Off Short Is Back

Has anyone else noticed the explosion of denim cut-off shorts this summer? One might associate cut-offs with their dark period, a time when layering denim over colorful spandex, paired with a colorful (or busy floral) crop top was a fashionable choice a la Beverly Hills 90210. In the ’90s, denim cut-offs were also sported in a grungier way: Angela Chase of My So-Called Life rocked distressed cut-offs with an oversized flannel and combat boots for a casual, nonchalant look.

Now, nearly two decades later, denim shorts are back in a big, chic way. Style Icon Alexa Chung, fashion blogger Leandra Medine, and almost every fast pacing, high-heel wearing, catwalk-strutting fashionista has been seen (and photographed) sporting denim cut-offs. Are you daring enough to try, or re-try, the trend?

They’re not hard to find. Vintage cut-offs are available at most thrift or vintage stores, as well as city standby Urban Outfitters, while designer versions can be found at Rag and Bone, and Bergdorf Goodman (5F anyone?) or Barneys. Or for the DIY gal, grab a pair of jeans and scissors and get cutting. 

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[More by Anabel Simotas]

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