Denim cutoff shorts are an easy and fun staple in most closets. You typically pair them with a tank top or tee and are ready to start your day. Although you may not realize it, you can dress up denim cutoff shorts and go from just casual wear to part of an amazingly well put-together look very easily.

Here are 5 ways to dress up denim cutoff shorts:

Glam Style: This style is all about accessories and quality layers. This look is a tucked-in white Gucci logo tee worn under a white blazer with gold buttons, denim cutoff shorts, white heels, and a red envelope chain wallet.

Wear this look with your hair down and accessorize with gold-framed aviator sunglasses, a gold choker necklace, a gold crescent necklace, and gold rings.

Dressed up denim cutoff shorts
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Casual 2.0: This syle is simply about elevating your casual look up a bit. The secret is a nice tri-color (light gray, dark gray, light neon yellow) Penelope top with the sleeves slightly rolled. Paired with denim cutoff shorts, a light brown strappy sandal, and suede gray tote handbag.

Wear your hair pulled back into a messy ponytail and accessorize with tortoiseshell sunglasses and a gold pendant necklace.

Dressed up denim cutoff shorts
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Rock Star: This style is for when you’re feeling tough. This look is a tucked-in white tee worn under a black leather motorcycle jacket, denim cutoff shorts, a denim button-up draped around the waist, gray heels, and black purse with chain strap.

Wear your hair down and finish with black sunglasses, long drop dangle earrings, silver watch, and silver rings.

Dressed up denim cutoff shorts
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Prepster: This style is for when you’re trying to keep things just a little formal and put together. This look is a white lace top, denim cutoff shorts, white heels, and a patchwork clutch.

Wear your hair in a low bun and finish with a turquoise necklace, turquoise bracelet, and pearl earrings.

Dressed up denim cutoff shorts
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Sensible Fun: This look is takes care of everything. You can go straight from an afternoon meeting to dinner and drinks with friends. This look is a blue sleeveless top tucked into denim cutoff shorts with a white and gray striped cardigan. It is paired with a gold strappy sandal and a white and gold studded clutch.

Wear your hair down and finish with a beaded necklace, blue bead bracelet, gold watch, and gold bangles.

Dressed up denim cutoff shorts
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