I have finally found the holy grail of jean shorts. Believe me when I say- I rarely wear denim shorts because they just NEVER seem to fit me right, and I know a lot of women out there are reading this and shaking their heads in agreement with me. Look no further though ladies, because I have found the ultimate source of perfect denim shorts! On our recent trip to Hawaii (several other outfit inspo blog posts and two posts- one per island- are also on the blog under “shopping” and “travel”), I put my new jean shorts to the test and they did not disappoint!

For reference, I am 5’3 and about 130lbs. I am on the shorter side and I love high waist jeans to pair with a crop top BUT I hate when they give you “johnny long bottom” as I describe it. I can safely say that none of the below shorts give that awful appearance! I wear a 25 or small for reference in these styles!

My Favorites

Cruz High Rise Shorts– the perfect amount of fray and only two buttons. I HATE when jeans or shorts have 5+ buttons, it takes going forever to go to the bathroom and it gives the most awful pooch in the world

Elva High Rise Shorts– I wore these at Disney World and absolutely love the fold over seam at the bottom!

Backroad Songs High Waist– I love that these shorts offer three washes- the lighter denim is my personal favorite and for less than $45- they are a steal for high quality denim shorts!

I will be adding to this list as I find more options during the spring and summer months! I also know these items go FAST so make sure to order quickly if you are wanting them! Happy shopping everyone!