July 5, 2013 - Easy Outfits, Style

Come on Baby, Kick Them Daisies

Look at them girls with the Daisy Dukes on.

Sorry but I can’t help but think of this song every time I see denim cut-offs.  If you’re not old enough to remember this classic from 1994 by 69 Boyz and Duice then take a listen, if you dare…

Or allow me to take you in the way back machine a little further to the original Daisy Duke (and show my true age).

Daisy Dukes

Catherine Bach as Daisy Duke, circa early 80’s.

So, why all this talk of Daisy Dukes?  I bought a pair of denim shorts this week.  My first pair since 1995 to be exact.  The last time I wore them was in my junior year of college.  As I recall, those were high-waisted cut-offs, not a flattering look.  I also think they were Guess, the kind made famous by Anna Nicole Smith.  They looked an awful lot like this (and I do mean awful).

Guess Denim Cut Offs 90s

Sorry, but that’s just not a good look on anyone.  I think those would qualify as mom jeans (or mom jorts) if they were worn today.

Today’s cut-offs are SO much better.  My friend Sheaffer over at Pinterest Told Me To has been rocking some really cute ones this summer, like these white ones HERE.  She makes everything cute.

I’ve had fun working my new denim boyfriend shorts into my wardrobe this week and trying them out with different looks.  I’d forgotten just how versatile they are.  They’ll be getting a lot of wear this summer!

Here’s one way I plan to pair them up.

Denim Cut Offs Outfit

[Shirt:  Gap/Shorts:  Old Navy/Wedges:  Gap/Bag:  Marc Jacobs/Earrings:  Jewellery World/Torque Bangle:  Jewellery World]

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REAL GIRL STYLE CHALLENGE:  DENIM CUT OFFS

Denim Cut Offs Challenge

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Alright glam girls, go to your closets and pull out your favorite pair of worn in denim cutoffs because…

Amber of Real Girl Glam, Jessica of Bows & Sequins, Kaitlin of Secretive Style, Marissa of Style Cusp, Shelby of Glitter & Gingham and myself are here to issue you a new style challenge (check out the first one – White Tee Challenge)!!

There’s just something about wearing denim cutoffs that means summer has arrived! They’re the ultimate laid back, relaxed, and easy to wear summer short and today’s styles have come a long way from the old-school Daisy Dukes.

So, we thought it would be fun to get see how each of us ‘real girls’ (you included!) puts together a look based around this summer staple.

Maybe you wear your cutoffs completely laid-back with a worn in tee and panama hat, dress them up with a blazer and ankle boots, or throw them on with a summer sweater for an afternoon at the beach.

But no matter how you style them, we want you to come share your denim cutoff outfit post here and on Real Girl Glam on Friday, July 12th!

Can’t wait to see how you “kick them daisies”!

It’s Your Turn:  What memories do you have of wearing denim cut offs?  Tell me in the comments!

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26 Comments

  • Hi Alison,
    No you did-ent, 69 boyz, girl you are too much! LOLOL. That was the jam, a raunchy jam, but it was a hot song. Haven’t worn cutoffs since my 20’s. Can’t wait to see how you rock them! Happy Friday!

  • Yay I love this challenge, I love denim cutoffs but they are more of a necessity here in South Florida.

  • Showing my age, this character is *after* my time! Fun post. I’d love to see you rock denim shorts.

  • I had a pair of those horrible high waisted jean shorts too 🙂 I haven’t worn jean shorts in forever, they never seem to fit me right. Maybe I need to give them another shot!

  • I really like your choice of shorts, definitely better than your first pair! Excited for this challenge, I might just have to do it! 🙂

  • I think I had those same GUESS cut offs! Oh goodness. Now that I’ve gotten older and wiser my cut offs have gotten lower on belly and lower on the leg… and I wear them often. Perhaps too often! I can’t wait to see how all the real girls style theirs! xoxo jules

  • love the daisy dukes but definitely not on me. I”m not a big fan of cutoffs. I guess i like clean lines. Love how you styled it Alison.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

  • Denim shorts are my favorite!! I wear them every weekend. They’re just so comfortable and go with everything!!

  • Lol at the daisy dukes song. Who can forget that, it was pretty popular. I will be joining this fun challenge. 🙂

  • Oh man, I grew up watching Dukes of Hazard! I wanted to look & dress like Daisy.:) Too funny.
    I love that yellow Marc Jacobs bag!
    xoAmy
    http://www.dreamingincashmere.com

  • I remember my first pair of Guess jeans
    I was in heaven, also I believe I was 14 years old!!
    Brett

  • love all of these looks! perfect for summer.

    ps-check out my james jeans giveaway!

  • I haven’t work jean shorts in YEARS but I have been wanting some distressed cut offs this summer! I have yet to find the right pair, but I am on the hunt! Hopefully I can find the perfect pair soon so I can join the challenge!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

  • I wear cut off’s a lot when I’m at home, but I try not to wear them out in public to much. I just feel awkward in them.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

  • I haven’t worn cutoffs in years, but I’m liking the recent styles that have come out! Those high-waisted cut offs are hilarious… what were we thinking?!? Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Love this post! I don’t remember ever owning cutoff shorts and def no daisy dukes. But I did recently pick up a white pair from ON and a really worn pair from the Loft. I have used the Loft pair more for pool side and I am on the fence about keeping the white ones. Gonna play with them and see if they are a keeper.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessamtidlife.com

  • Denim cutoffs are my go to for the summer! You could totally rock them, I think pretty much anyone can pull them off. Loved this post and love your blog! So happy I found you through the real girl style link up!
    -Kayla
    Tailored Seams

  • Love this! Can’t beat a good pair of cutoffs for summer 🙂

    xo,
    -Allie
    http://lunavida23.blogspot.com/

  • What a fun challenge! I guess I need to go buy myself a pair of denim shorts. 😉

  • I just posted about wanting a pair! Feeling more inspired now!

  • I’ve been eyeing those ON shorts – they look so perfect!

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  • I can’t believe I’m just now seeing this! We were at the lake for the weekend, and I’m just now catching up on blogs. Thanks for the blog love!

  • I have my fave pair of cutoffs. Actually, two. But yes, I will admit to owning those same high waisted awful shorts. Gives me the shivers!!!

  • Would you believe I don’t own jean shorts! I just can’t seem to find a pair that aren’t all up in my business. I may do a little thrifting with some jeans and make my own cutoffs. And Daisy Dukes are a summer staple. Love ’em!