Take Your Cut-Off Shorts from Sloppy to Chic in Minutes

The hot summer months mean the inevitable return of a warm weather staple: cut-off shorts. No matter the trends they always seem to remain in everyone’s closet. Cut-offs are the perfect item to throw on and be ready to go in minutes. With a classic this casual though, it can seem daunting to dress them up and achieve a polished summer street style. But with a few simple pieces, you can style your cut-off shorts and take them from sloppy to effortlessly chic in minutes.

To dress up cut-off shorts, it is all about keeping it simple and pairing them with classic pieces. The cut-offs I am wearing are “Urban Renewal” from Urban Outfitters. My go to way to achieve a put together look is by styling cut-off shorts with a button down, statement watch, and slip-on sneakers

A linen button-down is the perfect lightweight shirt that you can button-up or down as much as you want and even layer! Rocking this shirt in navy, from Gap, is my favorite because it is a great, neutral alternative to black for the summer. I love accessories and when trying to polish to any look, you cannot  go wrong with a watch. I am obsessed with this Michael Kors statement piece. 

I also added some aviator sunglasses, to shield my eyes from the sun’s rays! I love the way metallic accessories look against a bronzed glow (a fake one of course)!

To complete this look from head-to-toe, I slide into my blue, suede Steve Maddens. They are a super comfortable sneaker that create a more polished vibe than simple flip-flops would. Pairing this look with platform espadrilles or Birkenstock shoes would also be a great option.

To finish off the overall polished, yet casual look, I styled my hair with a one inch curling iron, leaving the ends out to achieve beachy waves. I kept my makeup bronzed and light to compliment my hair, as well my overall outfit and create my favorite polished summer street look incorporating cut-off shorts.

How do you dress up your cut-off shorts? Show us on social media! Don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista 

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Jessica Melusky

Hi! My name is Jessica. I will be a senior at Saint Joseph's University this fall. I am a political science major and communications minor with a love of fashion.

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