Most of the photos we see of celebrities are the ones showing them on the red carpet. Even if the star has a bunch of kids at home and was probably up half of the night, their team of stylists and makeup artists help them to look their very best for the cameras.
This is why we appreciate seeing celebrities dressed down, especially those that have children since it makes them more relatable. Even if they’re the most fashionable mother in Hollywood, it’s hard to imagine that any celebrity lives their life without enjoying the comfort of things like leggings and sweatpants. Based on these photos, many famous moms love rocking jeans shorts just like us. This causal trend can be styled up or down, which makes it perfect for whatever we have planned during the day. From the Kardashians to the pop stars, denim cut-offs are all the rage in Hollywood nowadays.
Keep reading to see twenty-five of our favorite celebrity mothers showing off their style in denim shorts. All of these celebrities look gorgeous in their casual looks, which is giving us major style inspiration for the upcoming summer months!
25. CHRISSY (ALWAYS) LOOKS RUNWAY-READY
Chrissy Teigen has always impressed fans with her impeccable sense of style, which she can probably thank her modeling history for. The starlet looking anything but boring in this casual look. She dressed up her jean shorts and white shirt pairing by draping a trendy, oversized duster. Her wide-brim hat and neutral heels pulled the look together, making it perfect for either a causal or semi-dressed up event. Chrissy shares two children, daughter Luna and son Miles, with her musical husband John Legend.
24. CHYNA’S LOOK IS BUT A DREAM
Reality star Blac Chyna often faces backlash for her loud outfits, but this is one look that would be easy to replicate in everyday life. The mom-of-two was on trend in a neon tank-top, while here high-waisted shorts flaunted her famous curves. The star’s miniature backpack kept the simple look causal yet fun. Chyna shares 6-year old son King Cairo with her ex-boyfriend Tyga. She also has 2-year-old daughter Dream with her ex-fiancée Rob Kardashian.
23. KENDRA ISN’T PLAYING IN THIS OUTFIT
Former Bunny Kendra Wilkinson was definitely turning heads in this casual ensemble. Her short-shorts showed off her toned legs, while her black tank-top and cut-off flannel added edginess to the otherwise simple look. As usual, the celebrity’s blonde hair was perfectly styled and her makeup was on point. Kendra shares two children with her ex-husband Hank Baskett: 9-year old Hank Jr. and 4-year old Alijah. The former couple was married for almost a decade from 2009-2018, and many of their relationship highs and lows were featured on their various reality TV stints.
22. MEGAN IS DEFINITELY A FOX IN THIS LOOK
There’s a reason the tabloids used to call Megan Fox an Angelina Jolie 2.0- and this photo proves it. The beautiful actress manages to look stunning in whatever she puts on. During this casual day out, the mom-of-three styled a pair of cut-offs with a white tank and a basic grey sweater. Her messy bun and shades kept the look low-key, but we still think she manages to look stylish. Megan shares three sons with her husband Brian Austin Green, who she’s been married to since 2010.
21. BEYONCE IS A BABE IN SHORT-SHORTS
We swear Beyoncé can do no wrong. Whether she’s rocking a flashy gown on the red carpet or cut-offs on a day out, she always looks like a style icon. In this photo, the mom-of-three styled her casual shorts with a graphic t-shirt (that just so happened to be from her husband’s concert). Her grey bandana and the rips in her short gave the look an edgy vibe, while her bold earrings and oversized sunglass also gave it a glamorous touch.
20. JUSTIN KNOWS HOW LUCKY JESSICA MAKES HIM
In this photo, it’s hard to tell how famous Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel are based on how normal they look. But if one thing is for sure, it’s that Jess always has great style on and off the red carpet. The actress, who shares her son Silas with her husband, rocked an orange and grey striped tank with her pair of shorts. Her grey vest added detail to the otherwise casual outfit, and her nude flats and shoulder bag pulled the whole look together.
19. MOTHERHOOD ISN’T CRAMPING KYLIE’S STYLE
Kylie Jenner has always had the most adventurous sense of style of the entire Kardashian-Jenner clan. Even so, we’re still surprised that the reality star chose to accessorize a basic pair of jean shorts with Dalmatian print, thigh-high boots. Her bold shoes definitely dressed the simple shorts and crop top combo up, while her oversized denim jacket kept the look street style-appropriate. Despite being a mama to 1-year old daughter Stormi, whom she shares with her boyfriend Travis Scott, motherhood clearly isn’t cramping Kylie’s style.
18. NICOLE’S OUTFIT IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE
Nicole Richie may have starred on The Simple Life, but there’s nothing simple about this casual outfit. The reality star-turned-fashion designer chose to pair her jean shorts with a billowy, striped top, which helped to balance how much leg her teeny bottoms were showing. Her flashy sandals helped add a bit of glamorousness to the entire look. Then again, Nicole always looks stylish when she steps out with her adorable family. She shares daughter Harlow and son Sparrow with her husband Joel Madden of Good Charlotte.
17. KAILYN DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A TEEN MOM
Kailyn Lowry has come a long way since her pre-pubescent days in the early seasons of Teen Mom 2. Nowadays, the reality star is a busy mother to three boys. But despite her hectic schedule, she somehow still manages to always look fabulous. In this photo, which featured the star on vacation with her sons, Kailyn styled a basic pair of shorts with a summery kimono. Her white tank-top kept the look weather-appropriate.
16. JESSICA SIMPSON IS KNOWN FOR DAISY DUKES
Back when she starred on The Dukes of Hazard, Jessica Simpson became famous for how incredible she looked in her mini shorts, which became known in pop cultures as ‘Daisy Dukes’ (after her character, of course). The mom-of-three proved she still looks amazing in her daisies when she posted this photo to social media recently. Though she paired her jeans with a white tank top, she kept it interesting by throwing on a fuzzy, bold sweater. And of course, it would be a Jessica outfit if she didn’t include a pair of stilettos.
15. SERENA IS A STAR ON AND OFF THE COURT
It’s not just on the tennis court that Serena Williams looks her best. The celebrity also has an amazing sense of style when she’s off duty. In this photo, the athlete looked almost unrecognizable in this dressy outfit. Although she was wearing jean shorts, Serena took the look up a notch by adding a tight bodysuit (featuring a sultry cut-out) and a long vest. Her designer bag, big shades, and trendy lucite heels made sure this look was anything but casual.
14. REESE IS GIVING ELLE WOODS A RUN FOR HER MONEY
Elle Woods may be the most fashionable role Reese Witherspoon has ever played on the big screen, but this photo may prove the actress has better style than the fictional character. On a casual day out, the mom-of-three styled a pair of denim shorts with a striped muscle tank. Her reflective glasses and white shoes kept the look casual yet cool. Reese shares daughter Ava and son Deacon with her ex-husband Ryan Phillippe. She also has a younger son, Tennessee, with her current husband, Jim Toth.
13. WE LOVE KEEPING UP WITH KHLOE’S STYLE
Khloe Kardashian always looks good in a pair of jeans, which is likely why she founded her own denim brand. On this casual day, the new mom flaunted her impressive physique in a pair of trendy Bermuda shorts. Her low-cut bodysuit, the rips in her jeans, and her 6-inch heels added an overall air of sultriness to the otherwise casual outfit. We bet this photo definitely makes her baby daddy, Tristan Thompson, think about what he’s missing!
12. KATIE IS CRUISING IN THIS STYLISH LOOK
We’ve always envied Katie Holmes’ simplistic sense of style. Even if she’s just wearing a t-shirt and jeans, the actress always manages to look polished and pulled-together. This look is one piece of evidence proving that. The mom-of-one, who shares daughter Suri with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, wore a peasant-inspired blouse over a pair of loose shorts. Her converse shoes kept the looked dressed-down. We love how easy it would be to recreate this look with pieces we probably already have in our closet.
11. ASHLEE’S EDGINESS ALWAYS SHINES THROUGH
Jessica isn’t the only one of the Simpson sisters with great style! Her younger sister Ashlee has always impressed fans with her edgy, boho-inspired taste in fashion. In this photo, the actress styled her denim shorts with a white, see-through shirt and a colorful kimono. She played up the bohemian vibes by adding a floppy hat and beaded necklace. The star shares her 10-year old son Bronx with her ex-husband Pete Wentz. She also has a 3-year old daughter, Jagger snow, with her current husband, Evan Ross.
10. HILARY’S OUTFIT IS WHAT DREAMS ARE MADE OF
Even back when she starred on Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff had a great sense of style- and things haven’t changed, even though she’s a busy mother-of-two. The actress was photographed in this cute outfit a few years ago. She was rocking a blue and white structured shirt overtop of a pair of jean shorts, which made the outfit feel overall pulled-together. Hilary has two kids. She has a son, Luca, with her ex-husband Mike Comrie. She also welcomed a daughter, Banks Violet, earlier this year with her fiancée Mathew Koma.
9. KOURTNEY’S ROCKING THE CUT-OFF TREND
Kourtney Kardashian got loose in a pair of denim mom shorts while spotted out with her eldest children, Mason and Penelope, whom she shares with her ex-partner Scott Disick. The reality star’s look may be simple, but it was overall sultry. Her white bodysuit showed off her lean figure, while her white chucks still kept it feeling casual. We love that her daughter was also wearing a pair of jean shorts similar to her mom’s!
8. NATALIE IS NO BLACK SWAN IN THIS OUTFIT
The paparazzi got a rare shot of Black Swan actress Natalie Portman on a casual day out. The actress, who has two children with her husband Ben Millepied, is usually extremely private about her personal life and careful about when photographers catch her. Nevertheless, the star looked cool in her simple look. She wore a grey shirt overtop of her denim shorts, while her Mary Jane’s and designer purse added a sophisticated touch to the basic outfit.
7. CIARA MAKES US MAD FOR PLAID
In this photo, Ciara definitely took inspiration from a lumberjack when putting her outfit together- but in the best way possible. The mom-of-two looked both trendy and edgy in her casual look. She styled her jeans shorts with a white tank with a red, plaid shirt over-top. Her chunky, brown boots added dimension to the simple outfit, while adding to the overall edgy vibes we’re getting from it. You could never tell the singer has two kids at home in an outfit as stellar as this one.
6. KRISTIN IS PROOF SHORTS CAN BE GLAMOROUS
Who knew denim shorts could be so glam? Kristin Cavallari has been working in the fashion industry since saying goodbye to The Hills, so it’s no wonder she always looks so put-together. The reality star, who has two boys and a girl with her husband Jay Cutler, was a sight to be seen in this sophisticated look. Kristin dressed a pair of white denim shorts up with a button-down top and nude mules. Her chunky, designer bag and freshly coiffed hair only added to the glamorousness of the look.
5. GWEN DOESN’T NEED TO ESCAPE HER OUTFIT
“Sweet Escape” singer Gwen Stefani looked refreshingly dressed-down when she was photographed in this casual combo. We’re using to seeing the famous mama in her signature red lip with her perfectly styled blonde hair. But for a day at the beach, the celebrity threw her locks back in a baseball cap and hid her face behind sunglasses. Still, Gwen managed to look stylish in her shorts and cropped sweatshirt, which showed off her toned figure. The musician shares three sons with her ex-husband Gavin Rossdale.
4. SHAKIRA’S SENSE OF STYLE DOESN’T LIE
It’s not just Shakira’s hips that supposedly don’t lie; it’s also her sense of style! The mom-of-two managed to look trendy in this ultra-casual outfit, proving just how much of an eye for fashion she has. She was photographed hopping out her car at the airport while her husband, Gerard Pique, held the door for her as well as one of their two sons. Shakira threw on a graphic t-shirt with her denim cut-offs, yet she elongated her figured by drawing the eyes down to her bold pair of pink trainers that matched the detailing in her shirt.
3. HAYDEN HAS GOT OUR ATTENTION IN THIS
Even though Hayden was motioning to the paparazzi to stay quiet, it’s hard not talking about just how much we love this outfit. The actress caught the attention of onlookers in her bright, youthful top. The pink complimented her blonde hairstyle, while it also helped to dress her casual shorts up. Hayden kept the rest of her look simple with a pair of black sandals and sunglasses. The celebrity shares her daughter, Kaya, with her ex-fiancée, Wladimir Klitschko.
2. MILA IS MAKING US DO A DOUBLE-TAKE
Mila Kunis has talked about her disdain for getting dressed up if it’s for anything other than the red carpet. But this causal look proves that the mom-of-two doesn’t need to get all glammed up to look incredible. We loved how simple yet chic Mila looked in this outfit. She styled a billowy, white shirt with a pair of loose-fitting jean shorts, making it an easy look for fans to recreate at home. Mila and her husband, Ashton Kutcher, are parents to a daughter, Wyatt Isabelle, and a son, Dimitri.
1. JENNIFER IS THIRTY, FLIRTY, AND THRIVING
Actress Jennifer Garner is often photographed nowadays picking her three children up from school- she shares daughters, Violet and Seraphina, as well as son, Samuel, with her ex-husband, Ben Affleck. But even on the most casual of days, the mama always has on a great outfit. In this photo, she wore a patterned sweatshirt over a loose pair of jeans, making her look both comfy and cute. Her large purse and black sandals were both stylish and practical. Needless to say, we’re so digging this outfit.