Summer is the unofficial season of denim. Though we might spend all 12 months of the year wearing this timeless wardrobe essential, it’s during the summer months that we re-evaluate our arsenal of the heavy cotton knit, update it with on-trend must-haves and find new ways to style old favorites. Luckily for us, the temperature swings of the days that span from Memorial Day to Labor Day also offer up a seemingly endless number of opportunities to slip into our denim favorites. From shorts to dresses, our denim collection has never been more crucial—and we couldn’t be more excited.
Whether you’re headed to a poolside cocktail party or brunch with friends on a warm-weather Sunday, we’ve got the denim looks for you. All summer long (and even well into fall!), here’s exactly how to wear denim absolutely everywhere this summer
To A Pool Party
When you want to look festive, but still wear your summertime uniform of vintage-inspired denim cutoffs, add a statement top and whimsical pair of loafers. We guarantee you’ll have all eyes on you.
Levi’s® 501 Customised High-Rise Shorts
Princetown Glitter-Coated Leather Slippers
Johanna Ortiz M’O Exclusive Bongo Cotton Poplin Top
Cleo Woven Leather Bucket
To Brunch With Friends
Keep it casual for a weekend stroll or Sunday brunch with your best friends by slipping into a denim skirt with casual appeal. Finish it off with your low-key staples, like a striped top and slide sandals, but grab that gorgeous high-end bag to elevate your look at the end.
Denim Pencil Skirt
& Other Stories
Chanel Caviar Pocket Shoulder Bag
Striped Crochet Top
Flat Natural Sandal
To A Cocktail Event
Even cocktail parties in the summer allow for a denim moment, especially if it’s held outside or around a pool setting. Opt for a dress in a denim texture, but seek styles that are more tailored than the rest, with ruffle or wrap details and special accents that allow it to look more dressed up.
Siren Climber Earrings
Rachel Zoe Waverly Sandals
Stella McCartney Ruffled Denim Wrap Mini Dress
For A Casual Hang
Even if you have nothing special on the agenda, you can still bring your style game. Think: colorful off-the-shoulder top, calf-hair gladiator sandals and a woven bag that is so now.
Current/Elliott The Throwback Original Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans
Isla Bahia Basket
Buckled Gladiator Sandals
Striped Off-The-Shoulder Top
For City Nights
This summer, you can still look sleek and sultry in denim, choosing a pair of skinny black jeans for a night out in a more urban setting. Top it with a silk camisole and leather jacket and you’ll feel like you’ve finally found your second skin.
9″ High-Rise Skinny Jeans In Berkeley Black: Button-Through Edition
Bonded Leather Jacket
Samba Two Part Sandals
Equipment Layla Washed-Silk Camisole