100 Ways to Wear Cutoffs

Way #1

Like this Madewell model: with more denim. It's an unexpected choice, so it's a good one.

Digital Fashion Writer

If we were playing a word association game and you said "cutoffs," I'd have a zillion things to blurt out: triangle bikini tops, beach towels, Dazed and Confused, summer concerts, white tank tops, Britney Spears in the early '00s. But if we were playing "Let's Get Dressed for Weekend Errands/Concerts/Brunches" and you reached for cutoffs first, I wouldn't have nearly as many things to fire back. But now, all that's changing.

Sure, I've got all the familiar templates stamped into my mind: cutoffs + a printed chiffon-y blouse and sandals; cutoffs + a slouchy t-shirt and sneakers. You know. But there are tons of other ways to wear them beyond those defaults, as you'll learn below. With 100 (yes, one hundred) unexpected ways to wear them—about the same number of days as there between now and Labor Day—there's really no excuse not to try a cutoffs outfit at least once this summer. Or, say, 90 times.