12 Best Cut-off Shorts for Summer

By Chanel Dror

Working on today’s round-up, I realized how much we live in a style bubble in Austin. There’s definitely a certain look to the girls in this town, and during the summer months it’s more apparent than ever: cut-off shorts, everywhere. I’ll admit, I’m guilty too! But nothing compares to putting on my light-washed, low slung, super distressed boyfriend cut-offs for a sweltering day about town.

This year, I’m noticing the hemlines longer and the waistlines higher — a welcome departure from the circa-2005 short shorts — and felt inspired to round up my favorite designs of the season. Click through, and in the comments, let us know: are you part of the cut-off cult?

*featured image from Urban Outfitters

High-Rise Denim Boyshorts from Madewell

Safari Linen Short from Free People

Frayed Shorts from Zara

Frankie’s Cut-Off Shorts from Free People

Rascal Pixie Short by Mother

Patch Detail Shorts from Zara

Remade Knee Length Destroyed Short from Urban Renewal

Ex-Lover Cutoff Denim Shorts by Joe’s

Denim Short by Nicholas

Denim Bermuda Shorts from Zara

The Industrial Trouser Short by Current/Elliott

Remade Angled Roll Hem Shorts from Urban Renewal