Denim shorts are a summer wardrobe staple, whether you buy them destroyed and tattered from a retailer or grab an old pair of jeans from your closet and hack 'em up accordingly. The shorts are adorning celeb bodies in all sorts of washes and fits, with the likes of Selena Gomez, Emmy Rossum and more daring to bare and own this versatile trend -- assuming you have the legs to pull it off.

Selena Gomez

The ever-stylish singer and actress paired destroyed and faded cut-offs with a loose white tank and shades for a walk on the beach. Her legs looked longer than ever and she epitomized effortless Cali cool.

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Emmy Rossum

Rossum was anything but 'Shameless' in her dark wash cut-offs, a crisp white tee, white kicks and a slick of red on her lips. Who doesn't love the heart-shaped sunnies? Plus, the actress showed how the trend can be super duper casual.

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Alessandra Ambrosio

The Victoria's Secret angel rocked high-waisted cut-offs and a loose red peasant top. It was rumpled beach chic, only in an urban setting, and proved you can wear destroyed and distressed denim wherever you wish.

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Krystin Ritter

While walking her pooch, the cute and quirky pinup-style actress choose a longer length and a dark rinse, pairing her cut-offs with a red striped top and cowboy boots. You too can style board short-length denim any way you'd like, just as she did.

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