the $15 jean shorts i’m buying in every color

best jean shorts
best jean shorts
best jean shorts
best jean shorts
best jean shorts
best jean shorts

outfit details

TOP colorful tassel blouse (40% off today with code LOVEIT) | JEAN SHORTS wild fable high rise jean shorts ($15, wearing size 2, size up one size from your typical jean size) | SHOES gold platform sandals (fit tts) | HEADBAND white knot headband (old, similar linked) | BAG white straw bag | EARRINGS wide gold hoop earrings (old H&M, similar linked) | BRACELETS allie + bess 6mm bracelets

home details

LAMPS white woven lamps (homegoods find) | CREDENZA white credenza | ART blue and white prints (sold out from Wisteria) | PILLOWS custom made | TUREEN herend princess victoria tureen


I don’t know about you, but I’ve been on the hunt all spring and summer for the seemingly-everywhere but oddly elusive, perfect pair of jean shorts. And after countless misfires, I finally landed upon the perfect set in the most unlikely place and at the most unlikely pricepoint…

Target, for $15!

Why does this budget-friendly pair of jean shorts win first place among a sea of higher-priced competitors?

For starters, the fit! Finally, a pair of jean shorts that fits narrowly at the waist, but doesn’t remain tight through the leg. I am typically a 25/0 in jeans and sized up to a 2 in these shorts. The waist is really fitted, but I’ve found that the shorts ease up in a good way over the course of a wear. So, I recommend sizing up one from your normal jean size! For more insight, check out the reviews.

Secondly, I love the color options. I ordered both the white and the light blue and found they both had an identical fit and looked fabulous in person. In fact, I loved them both so much that I just ordered the darker blue and will keep you updated when it arrives!

Finally, the price point. I truly can’t believe the best pair of jean shorts I’ve found this season is also the cheapest I’ve found… by a long shot! At $15 a pop, I don’t feel a twinge of guilt scooping up all three colors for a grand total of $45. Isn’t that the best?

Now, a couple things worth mentioning. For starters, I haven’t washed these yet. I’ll be sure to wash on cold and hang dry so they don’t shrink, but I’ll let you know if that doesn’t work. Secondly, the fringe was a bit too aggressive for me, so I took a pair of scissors to it! The result? A cleaner hemline that I love much more, although it does make them look a bit shorter.

All in all, I am so excited about this budget-friendly find. Currently, the white, light blue and dark blue styles are fully in stock in sizes 00-18.

Almost feels to good to be true! Best jean shorts ever.

Love from the Sunshine State,


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  1. Connie Hartenbach said:

    I would love to get your emails/ follow your blog…
    thank you

    Published 7.8.20 · Reply
  2. Angel said:

    I actually tried these on and loved the fit but had the same thought on the aggressive fringe. How did I never think to just cut it off? Will totally be going back for them!

    Published 7.9.20 · Reply