The following post was written by Lynsee Hee Kyeong  who blogs at Style By Lynsee  and is part of POPSUGAR Select Fashion .
Denim shorts are an essential staple fashion piece for any woman's closet during Summer, but you may be wondering how to switch up a basic pair of shorts while staying chic. Whether you need to know what to wear to a cookout, a music festival, a day trip to the beach or a midday business meeting, we have your back. We've pulled together four different looks that will keep you equipped for any styling situation, with the ease of taking little time to put together.
For a music festival or Summer concert, throw on a graphic tee paired with a denim oxford shirt around the waist for a laid-back Summer look. Finish off the outfit with various textures such as a leather watch and embellished booties to add a rocker-chic element to it.
Shop the look: Givenchy Black Madonna Sleeveless T-shirt  ($590), Forever 21 Denim Shirt  ($28), Levi's 501 Denim Shorts  ($58), Movado 'Large Bold' Black Leather Watch  ($350), C Label Embellished Boots  ($35)
Planning a trip to the beach? Slip into a lightweight top along with some denim shorts that you'll be comfortable in throughout the day. Add a tribal necklace and leather bracelets for a boho chic look.
Shop the look: Peace Love World Tee  ($88), Levi's 501 Denim Shorts  ($58), House of Fraser Tribal Necklace  ($49), Chan Luu Bracelets  ($195)
The sporty trend has been all over the runways, fashion blogs, and street style photos worldwide. If you have an active Summer planned, pair a mesh top with a bright bandeau for a pop of color. Add some Nike sneakers and vibrant bracelets for an effortless and breezy look that will keep you cool during the hot Summer days.
Shop the look: ROMWE Mesh Panel Top  ($23), Urban Outfitters Seamless Bandeau Bra  ($16), Levi's 501 Denim Shorts ($58), Nike 'Roshe Run' Sneakers ($75), Rose Gonzales Bracelets ($16)
If you have a midday business meeting on the agenda or you're just looking for a way to polish off a pair of denim shorts, wear a white silk blouse along with a structured blazer.
Shop the look: Michael Kors Blazer  ($110), BCBGMAXAZRIA Darla Caftan Top  ($158), Levi's 501 Denim Shorts  ($58), Guess Gold Watch ($125), Merona Leopard-Print Belt by Target  ($17), DKNY Rita Strappy Sandals  ($275)