4 Denim picks perfect for summer

Jun 1, 2012 at 8:06 a.m. ET

Most ladies have an on-going love affair with denim three seasons out of the year, but did you know it’s perfect for summer too? These light and airy ways to wear denim will rock your world (and your wardrobe!) this summer.

Jean dress

Dresses

Dresses are a summer staple. They’re light and let you breathe. They're comfy and they look great with sandals and flats. Instead of lace and chiffon, give denim dresses a try this summer. This casual dress from Brooks Brothers is made of a combination of linen and denim for a more lightweight material. The belted waist shows off your figure, but you can remove it for a less-fitted look. Pair it with colored accessories to add some pop to your outfit.

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cut offfs

Cut-offs

What can’t you wear with a great pair of denim cut-offs? Pair them with a T-shirt, tank top, long-sleeve shirt or blouse. Wear them with flats or flip flops, and dress them up and down. Buy them knee-length, or choose a super-short style to show off those gorgeous gams. These Lou Lou Blue Wash denim cut-offs by Free People are sun-bleached for a casual, but stylish, look.

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Fitted jacket

Fitted jacket

A jacket of any kind is a no-go under the hot summer sun, but it's often a necessity in air-conditioned buildings or on cool summer nights. A fitted denim jacket is the perfect solution. It's so versatile it can match nearly any color or style, and it can be dressed up or down. Throw one over your tank and shorts or over your sundress. This fitted jacket by Rag & Bone fits the bill perfectly.

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Jumper

Jumper

You probably thought your days of wearing jumpers were a decade or two behind you, but they’re making a comeback in a big way. Pair this stylish one from Gap with bright accessories for a fun and playful summer outfit.

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