Although winter weather is still upon us, it’s not too early to daydream about springtime when the cold breeze finally subsides and the sun comes out. We can start bringing out our favorite pieces for the warmth such as dresses, skirts and lightweight tops. One major staple for spring is a good pair of denim shorts, and American Eagle Outfitters is definitely the go-to store for denim supply.
The American Eagle Outfitters Frayed Denim Festival Shortie is a must-have from their denim collection. It’s the perfect pair of regular shorts, yet it’s stylish and versatile with its cut-off hem, low-rise fit and dark wash. Depending on your mood for the day, you can style it in any way. If you want to dress it up, you can wear it with a more polished or elegant top such as the American Eagle Outfitters Sheer Lace T. If you want a completely casual look, you can pair it with the American Eagle Outfitters Open Stitch Cable Sweater or the American Eagle Outfitters Twisted Chiffon Tank.
In honor of the shorts’ name, I styled the outfit as if I were going to an outdoor music festival. Casual cool is what drives southern California fashion, so the Festival Shortie is the perfect way to channel it. Inspired by its name, I immediately thought of effortless styles seen at Coachella and Lollapalooza. To celebrate the bright, fun vibe of these events, I paired the shorts with my favorite floral button-up, which I left open and tied at the bottom to go in line with spring and the carefree energy of outdoor concerts. They are also very comfortable and easy to move (or dance) around in while keeping cool and stylish throughout the day. To accessorize, I added a long pendant necklace for an added boho feel, a magenta cross-body bag for a pop of color and taupe heeled booties to neutralize the whole outfit and simultaneously give myself some height (bonus points since it’ll help me see the stage from the crowd).
This spring step outside, put on your sunglasses, soak up the sun and plan to get your festival on with a pair of cut-off denim shorts. Welcome the casual trend and experiment with colors and different ways of dressing up around the best shorts you can have this upcoming season. Check out the American Eagle Outfitters website to get your fill of spring shorts.