Summer is right around the corner and what does that mean?! Easy dressing that is equal parts fashionable and functional. And what piece of clothing is reached for during the summer more than any other garment?? The cut-off denim short, but of course! Levi is not only a true American denim brand, but they’re 501® cut-off shorts have been a fan fave for every generation! What I love most about this brand and style is that it’s just as current today as it was back when my mother was young. I couldn’t wait to try on these Levi’s 501® Shorts in Slash.
Since lighter washes are all the rage this spring and summer, I couldn’t resist reviewing the 501® Shorts in “Slash”. It’s a super light blue wash with light fading throughout. I have to admit that until now, my fave washes were always the dark indigo or medium blue. I always shied away from lighter denim washes. Now I LOVE them and feel that they are so fresh and perfect for the spring and summer time — especially if you are heading to the beach!
These shorts are 100% cotton, so that means zero stretch. The denim is thick and has a heavier weight, but the cut-off style helps to keep you nice and cool. It has a button-fly and a raw hem. These shorts are high-waisted, sitting right below your natural waist, with a front rise of 10 3/8. I love the zero-stretch and the high rise. — It keeps things classic and really plays into the vintage vibe.
I found these shorts to be just as comfortable as my true vintage Levi’s 501® shorts that I’ve found at thrift stores. The shorts kept their shape through the entire day of wear, which is a plus. Often times denim that is 100% cotton stretches out, but these shorts looked the same at the end of the day, as they did when I first tried them on in the morning.
The Levi’s 501® shorts are such a classic cut that they can be worn by all, no matter your sense of style. You can wear them for day or night, dress them up or down. Not a fan of the lighter wash? No worries! Levi has this style in a darker “Authentic Destruction” wash, a medium-blue “Boomtown” wash, and a bright “X-Ray Orange” wash (which is super fun for summer)!
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect pair of denim shorts for summer (or really, year round), why not reach for the iconic Levi’s 501® shorts?