We love denim shorts. This summer, high-waisted cutoff styles were among the most popular. While you might think that it’s time to put your jean shorts to rest when the temperatures begin to cool, you’re quite wrong. Jean shorts are a lot more versatile than you think. They can be easily layered over hose, tights, or leggings and worn well into fall and even winter if you so choose.
However, when adapting your denim shorts from summer to fall, your shoe choice could make or break the look. Take a look at the five shoe styles that you can wear with your shorts during this transition period from summer to fall:
1. Rugged riding boots
Riding boots look really awesome when paired with denim shorts, a button-up, and a fitted blazer. You could also add colorful or textured tights underneath for a pop of color or for added depth in your ensemble.
2. Wedge sneakers
Steve Madden Olympiaa in Black, $99.99
Wedge sneakers are a huge trend this season. They are comfy, cute, and versatile, and they add a little boost of leg-lengthening height. Use this pair with your shorts, printed leggings, and a high-low hem pullover for an effortless urban chic vibe.
3. Sexy black booties
BCBG Chazz in Black Suede Desert, $149.99
Take your jean shorts in a sassier, night-appropriate direction with a pair of sheer hose, black stiletto booties, and a breezy sheer knit top. Add a jeweled bib necklace and minaudiere for instant glam!
4. Casual kicks
Betsey Johnson Nexuss in Yellow, $89.99 (Sold Out)
Want to go casual with your denim cutoffs or shorts? Add a pair of “of-the-moment” fashion sneakers. From neon colors to bold prints, these styles are comfy, fall-ready, and a bit toastier than your summer sandals.
5. Neutral boots
Neutral booties are always a good choice with jean shorts. Layer a pair of floral tights with your favorite high-waisted cutoffs, and add a pair of neutral booties and a casual T for a chic but understated look.
What do you think of trying these or similar shoe styles with your denim shorts during this period between seasons? Which option would you most likely go for?