Trigger Warning: Ridiculous Festival Denim Shorts Are Back, And We Don't Know How To Feel

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Picture this: It’s 2013, you’ve scored tickets to your favorite music festival , and you’ve got your denim shorts in tow. But, not just any denim shorts…the kind of denim shorts that would ~trigger~ you in 2023. We’re talking statement denim that was extra AF, but somehow had a special place in nearly everyone’s wardrobe back in the day. Well, they’re back.

Yes, studded shorts, ombré shorts, and even neon denim shorts are back in full force. TikTok user, @lilccondabeat_, called out the trend on the app while shopping on Urban Outfitters’ site. As soon as it landed on our FYP, it was time to check out the options of shorts for ourselves. Low and behold, there are now a variety of intense denim shorts that you would’ve easily rocked in college. If you need a friendly reminder of just how bold these shorts were, just take a look at how celebs proudly wore them at Coachella and beyond. Wanna feel really old? They’re now calling these vintage—the audacity.

Willing to give your wardrobe a little rewind? Shop the newer versions of this iconic denim trend below.


#greenscreen #2014 guys… these

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Alessandra Ambrosio wearing studded denim shorts at Coachella

Carrie Underwood wearing purple dyed denim shorts to a music event

Rhianna wearing studded denim shorts at Coachella

Get Your Jorts

Studs On Studs

WDIRARA Studded Denim Shorts

Stars, No Stripes

MODARANI Distressed Denim Shorts

Bright & Bold

Superdown Domonique Denim Short

Ombré Madness

Levi's Vintage 90s Guess Purple and Blue Ombré Shorts

A Lacey Touch

Vintage Levi's 501XX Dark Wash Lace Overlay Shorts

Andrea Marie
Andrea Marie