Despite the rising temperatures, denim isn't going anywhere. In fact, we're pretty sure this timeless classic is here to stay for summer. Our favorite fabric is taking on a more stylish silhouette and giving us chic yet easy-wearing looks, from skirts to tunics to playsuits. We're not planning on ditching our perfectly worn-in cut offs any time soon (they're much too comfy for that) but we will be sporting some of these divine denim picks.
6 summer denim styles
We've put together a list of some of our favorite denim picks, but they're probably not what you think. We're skipping the standard and going straight for the soft, the airy and the lightweight – all perfect additions to our hot weather wardrobe.
Light, airy and full of fun, we swooned as soon as we spied this stylish denim halter dress (Mod Cloth, $50). Clean lines, A-line skirt, adorable bow on the bust and a cute collared neckline make this frock a fun and flirty choice for your next summer BBQ or backyard bash. Pair with peep-toe wedge sandals and you're ready for anything (or at least some serious flirting).
Take effortless summer style to the next level with this relaxed belted denim tunic (Net-a-Porter, $225) with a vintage feel and rounded neck. Pair with skinny pants or leggings when it's cooler out or shorts on hotter days and complete this simple yet chic look with a cute pair of espadrilles and oversize shades.
Make it a mini
Summer is the perfect time to show a little leg, we say. That's why we'll be going short this summer and you should, too. We love this light denim mini skirt (My-wardrobe.com, $198) made from ultra-soft, pre-washed denim so it's light enough for a hot summer day. The side pockets and subtle pleating simply add to the charm. Tuck in a brightly colored tank and toss on some strappy flats for optimum hot weather comfort.
There are few things more comfortable than a romper when the temperatures start to soar. These playful pieces are perfectly suited to casual summer days and even more relaxed nights. This striped denim romper (Lucky Brand, $80) offers comfort with a twist – the sassy stripes give this look a more structured and sophisticated feel, which we can't resist.
Pretty in print
The only thing we like better than denim is denim with a twist. This print and plain denim smock dress (Asos, $60) is a great example of what we mean. This girly sleeveless dress features light wash denim on top rounded out by a full floral print skirt. Ideal for anything from a summer shopping spree to brunch on a patio, this dress is the epitome of versatility.
If you want to look effortlessly stylish this summer no matter where you are – the office, on a date, meeting friends for cocktails – this Michael Kors denim safari dress (Nordstrom, $76) is the look for you. The dark wash denim is lightweight and makes a perfect all-purpose piece. Pair with ballet flats for a more casual look or spice things up a bit with platform sandals.
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