Memorial Day is almost upon us, and with it comes the official start of summer. The perfect piece to welcome the new season? Nothing says summer-or America-quite like a pair of jean shorts. Ever since Daisy Duke debuted her now eponymous form-fitting cut-offs, denim shorts have been an indispensable staple; it's no wonder these blue jean babies get reinvented year after year. At Coachella last month, Brit model/actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley donned a pair of studded denim shorts for a casually dressed-down-yet still incredibly sexy-look that couldn't be more on trend. Click through to shop our favorite shorts for your holiday weekend, and three cheers for the red, white, and especially blue!
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American Eagle low-rise shorts, $40.
Madewell midi-length shorts, $59.
Topshop flag-print shorts, $68.
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BCBG Generation studded shorts, $51.
DL1961 acid-wash shorts, $98.
7 For All Mankind
7 For All Mankind cut-offs, $59.
Theyskens' Theory pleated shorts, $83.
Free People high-waisted seam shorts, $78.
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Old Navy cut-offs, $18.50.
Forever 21 bleach-wash frayed shorts, $18.
Topshop dip-dyed hotpants, $68.
Current/Elliott mid-rise cut-offs, $67.50.
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