How to Style Denim Shorts for Gyaru (in 7 Ways!)

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Yaaaay I’m back with another “One Item Five Ways” post (although this has slowly progressed into a “how to style soandso” kind of posts)… I’ve been meaning to do this for quite some time but haven’t had the chance with us doing up the living room and the whole lockdown scenario! But today I wanted to share how to style a pair of denim shorts – regardless of your style! Let’s jump straight into it.

Pair it with a basic tee

The easiest way to style denim shorts is to wear it with a basic tee, which is prevalent in old school gyaru styles and gyaru kei, and it’s no wonder – it’s so simple but effective! This is the easiest outfit to put together when you’re new to gyaru as it doesn’t require any brand items, and you can always make the outfit more interesting with cute shoes or accessories.

Mix it up with grunge elements

Adding grunge elements like slogan tees, slouchy jumpers, metal accessories and plaid/check material can really add some spice to your outfit and completely transform how you wear denim shorts.

Accessorise it with an extra AF belt

I loooooove denim shorts and big D.I.A belts (although I think mine is from DreamV but we’ll pretend it’s D.I.A for now haha). This is a great look for those who love sexy but cool styles such as Tsuyome!

related post: how to style a zebra print skirt

Add a pop of colour

Whether that’s through subtle ways like in your accessories or with a bright top, you can add a pop of colour to your outfit! This is perfect for the summer when we’re thinking of hot days in the sun. Hot gal summer!

Pair it with a slouchy jumper

Shorts look sooooo cute with a slouchy jumper, and it’s great for both summer and winter. You can opt to tuck the jumper into your shorts or let it hang over (if that makes sense!)

Get wild with prints!

Tropical prints, floral prints… Anything with a cool pattern works so well with denim shorts! This is perfect for both summer and winter – it all depends on how you accessorise it.

Dress it up with a blouse

You can easily dress up a pair of denim shorts by pairing it with a blouse or an off-shoulder top! This is perfect for those casual days out shopping or having brunch with friends.

And there we have it! Which one was your favourite? How would you style denim shorts?

Lizzie xx

p.s. huge thank you to everyone for letting me use their photos for this post <3 and also a shout out to Kelsey for helping me!

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  • Anika
    June 21, 2020

    I love the grunge look, that’s so cute! And the pop of colour look is perfect for the summer. Great styling!

    Anika |

  • Sophie Wentworth
    June 21, 2020

    So many cute looks here but I think the pop of colour and basic tees are my favourites. I love seeing this kind of content from you, it’s great to see how you can style such simple basics to adapt them to your own style x


    • hellolizziebee
      June 22, 2020

      Awh thank you Sophie! Yes it’s one of my favourite things to do haha… As I love showing outfits that anyone can easily adapt!

  • Lala 🌺
    June 21, 2020

    Thanks for including me! 😍 So many different fun and cute looks, especially for summer ☀💙💚

  • isobel
    June 22, 2020

    I love the outfit with the belt the most on you, it’s so cute!

    Isobel x

  • Maisie
    June 22, 2020

    I love these posts you do as you know <3 and I loooove all of these looks! Your blouse and grunge elements look are my favourites of yours and I love yayas slouchy jumper look!!

    • hellolizziebee
      June 22, 2020

      Thank you so much Maisie <3 Yes, Yaya's slouchy jumper is super cute!

  • Jenny in Neverland
    June 22, 2020

    These are all fab suggestions of what to pair denim shorts with! That’s the great thing about denim shorts – they really do go with everything! I think my favourite look here is the grunge elements!

  • Amiman
    June 23, 2020

    Ahh I love posts like these~ I think my favorites are with “extra af belt” and “wild with prints”! It’s great that you picked items so simple and common in everyone’s wardrobe to create these outfits. It goes along with the message of “gyaru doesn’t require brand items”. (Ps. Thank u for including me 💖)

    • hellolizziebee
      June 23, 2020

      Yes me too! I absolutely loved creating this post and thank you so much for letting me use your photo <3

  • Risa
    June 23, 2020

    Yay I love my denim shorts they always remind me of this day

  • Em
    June 23, 2020

    These are great! I love the grunge look, although I have to say they all look great!

    Em x

  • Michelle
    July 1, 2020

    Cute! I love the grunge and slouchy jumper outfits! ♥

  • snail
    January 6, 2022

    i LIVE in my denim shorts which is, funnily enough, something that inspired me to start trying gyaru 😭 finally a cute + fun j-fashion genre that i can wear with my favorite staple! ;3