For many, just reading the word “cut-offs” might send you running for the hills, and images of 17-year-olds with their cheeks hanging out at Coachella might quickly come to mind.

But fear not, this season’s denim shorts are less “Daisy Duke” and more “DJ Tanner,” in the best way possible.

Think higher rises, longer hemlines, and looser fits in the legs. It’s just one of the ways that 90’s style has resurfaced this summer, and one that we’re especially a-okay with. Pair any one of these styles with a breezy button down or oversized t-shirt, and there you have it — a summer uniform that’s cool and comfy enough for anywhere. When’s the last time you said that about a pair of frayed denim shorts?

featured image from Sincerely Jules

90’s Loose Fit Shorts from AGOLDE

The Perfect Jean Short from Madewell

High-Rise Mid-Length Denim Shorts from Madewell

Women’s High-Rise Distressed Jean Shorts from Universal Thread

Frayed Hi Rise Denim Shorts from Zara

Frayed Hem Shorts from Mango

Rumi Ultra High-Rise Denim Bermuda Shorts from AGOLDE

Nic High Rise Cutoff Shorts from Denimist

See You Sometime Cutoff Shorts from Free People

The Boyfriend Short from Zulu & Zephyr

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