Outfits Under $100: 4 Ways to Wear White Denim Shorts

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All Photos Courtesy of Elle: 1, 2, 3

Summer style is all about effortlessness, and a key item that will help you look ultra-casual, yet still put-together, is a pair of white denim shorts. These shorts can be thrown on with sneakers and a tee, or dolled up with snazzy accessories - they're a total summer must-have.

To help you decide how to style your own white denim shorts, we have compiled four sample outfits in four different styles. As always, these looks are under $100 each. Keep in mind that when paired with a few items you likely already have in your closet, many of these outfits come in at far under $100.

Outfit 1: $76.96

White shorts outfit 1


Product Information: Top - Target, Shorts - Tilly's, Shoes - Rainbow Shops, Bandeau - Hollister, Hat - Amazon

If your style is very laid-back during the summer, or even a little surf-inspired, try pairing your white shorts with some brightly-colored kicks and a beanie. Add a little extra hint of color with a brightly-colored bandeau under the tank. A good bandeau will be super comfy and will add extra interest to the look.

Outfit 2: $98.77

White shorts outfit 2


Product Information: Top - Target, Shorts - Mango, Bralette - Amazon, Shoes - Forever 21, Belt - H&M

This outfit is the more grown-up and fashion-forward version of the first outfit. A loosely knitted open-stitch tank with a hunter green bralette underneath is a fantastic look with white denim shorts. Polished accessories, like a luxurious brown belt and statement wedges, contrast the shorts in all the right ways.

Outfit 3: $89.78

White shorts outfit 3


Product Information: Top - Topshop, Shorts - Charlotte Russe, Shoes - Forever 21, Headband - Modcloth, Sunglasses - Swell

As a cute alternative that shows a hint of skin, try pairing some high-waisted white shorts with a mint crop top. Add fun accents like a polka dot headband and some heart-shaped glasses for retro inspiration. Complete the look with some casual slip-on sandals.

Outfit 4: $75.74

White shorts outfit 4


Product Information: Top - H&M, Shorts - Tilly's, Shoes - Forever 21, Necklace - Dorothy Perkins

Navy is a wonderful alternative to basic black for summer, and it looks amazing paired with classic white. In this look, the bright white shorts and bold necklace really make the navy lace top stand out. Add some strappy brown leather sandals and you're good to go!

Now we want to know your thoughts!

Are you a fan of white denim shorts? Do you like them distressed, low-rise, or high-waisted? What do you pair with your shorts? Which look above is your favorite? Leave a comment below and let us know!