Every festival season it's the same old story; we all raid our wardrobes for that trusty pair of denim shorts that haven't seen the light of day over the winter months. Over the last few years we've seen the humble denim short go through an array of styles and details, from classic frayed trims and visible pockets, to all over prints and high waisted numbers. This summer it seems as though the hemlines are getting shorter, with many styles showing more flesh than it covers. Whether you dare to bare in barely there hot pants, or you opt for a more sensible hair waisted pair, there's no escaping the fact that denim shorts are a staple piece of anyone's summer/festival wardrobe.

As if daydreaming about the summer isn't torturous enough during blustery afternoons, we've had to grudgingly endure all of the celebrity filled Coachella photos pouring in!

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If you're partying hard at Coachella, team studded hot pants with seriously cool high top trainers and a bralet like Rihanna, or if you're rocking out in the rain at a festival in the UK, pair high waisted shorts with a tied up checked shirt and a pair of wellies.

To put our jealousy to good use (and provide you with a guilt free shopping excuse) we've decided to pool together some of the best denim shorts available at the moment - let us know which ones are your favourites in the comments below!