High waisted denim shorts are a summer closet staple. They're so essential in fact, from music festivals to day parties, that it gets hard to find new ways to wear this trend. Regardless of your budget, you can pull off five new ways to wear high waisted denim shorts in a jiffy. We love incorporating this must-have item into our outfits because they are flattering for most body shapes and can go with almost anyone's style. Try it with a blouse or blazer to dress it up or go full on vintage with a vintage graphic tee shirt. Any way you wear it, make this trend work for your needs and fashionista looks.

Watch the video above for 5 ways to wear high waisted denim shorts.