7 Easy Jeans Outfits You Can Wear on Repeat This Summer
Looking for summer jeans outfit inspiration? You’ve come to the right place.
Although jeans aren’t typically deemed summer wear, there’s something about an English summer (or lack thereof) that heightens my appreciation of the jeans-and-top formula. Like a throw-on crew-neck T-shirt or compact umbrella, denim looks are stored in the back pocket of my fashion archive within easy reach to construct a laid-back look within moments.
Jeans-and-top combinations are resolute, regardless of the season. It’s one of a few dependable items that exist amongst more frivolous fashion counterparts. It never fails to astound me how the simplest of pieces can carry the weight of an ensemble and even improve it.
It may be the foundation of a simple aesthetic, but jeans are the building blocks of trend-forward and off-duty looks. Denim appreciation is on the rise, and subsequently, styles are becoming more varied. The past few years have seen us revert to the high-rise, loose-fitting styles of the ’80s and ’90s, and, if we’ve learnt anything from style mavens of those eras, it’s that jeans look chic juxtaposed with slim-fitting strappy tops and billowy-sleeve shirts during the summer. Denim transcends generations, aesthetics and seasons, so it’s only right that jeans work great in summer when the weather allows for lenient and more versatile dressing.
Styling options are plentiful for summer. From sleeveless vests and Victoriana blouses to overshirts, the season calls for understated pairings. The current offerings are becoming chicer as the season progresses and allows top-half dressing to shine even brighter. Fits such as barrel and straight-leg cuts are most practical for heat, as they allow the flow of air. Likewise, white denim is prominent during the warmer seasons, as neutral tones uplift outfits with one sweep of colour. If you’re wanting to celebrate the denim in your arsenal this summer with some chic high-low pairings, then look no further than these seven summer looks.
Style Notes: Lindsey’s outfit is the perfect after-hours ensemble. Paired with low mules, a lightweight vintage blazer and an oak-coloured bag, the deep-blue jeans pop under the evening light.
The upturned collar and linen fabrication give this blazer an understated feel.
Not only is lyocell sustainable, but it will also keep you cool in the summer.
The chicest fit.
This bag is the suitor of all seasons.
Monochrome fun with trend-forward straps.
Style Notes: The most subdued colour-blocking you’ll ever meet, white on white, or ecru, is classically Parisian. Bright colours breathe lustre into the deeper palettes we become accustomed to in the autumn/winter months. White canvas shoes and a patent bag complete the freshest look.
The tee our editors swear by.
I choose straight-leg jeans every single time.
Why not extend the colour-blocking to accessories? Resin jewels add a playful element to this classic look.
A classic patent handbag complements this streamlined look.
I wear my Supergas so often in the summer.
Style Notes: All hail the scarf and its many uses: a hair tie, a twilly and, traditionally speaking, a collared wrap. In this case, it fashions into a taught bandana top, reminiscent of Y2K but with a tinge of French effortlessness. Worn with jean shorts or sweeping denim, it’s a match to behold for summer.
Le Scarf epitomises French styling with silky accessories.
A slightly looser leg fit adds a touch of androgyny to the feminine top-half styling.
An everyday and any-occasion bag.
Thong mules are a summer staple for me, and these & Other Stories shoes have padded straps for extra comfort.
Style Notes: The silk-and-cotton shirt offsets the rigidity of vintage-style denim in this look. The open-toe sandals with the small hammock-style bag are a nod to summer.
Classic at the front and modern at the back.
These jeans have gained acclaim as some of the best-fitting, highest-quality straight-leg jeans.
The perfect underarm accessory with ’90s shaping and an ecru-and-black leather weave.
I’m so impressed with these ballet flats.
Style Note: This is a clash of classic prints that just works. A layered outfit will enable you to chop and change depending on the climate. Prop up with mules and a hands-free bag, and you’re (UK) summer ready.
I love the nipped-waist detail and collarless feature on this piece.
This shirt is one of my favourite newly released high-street pieces. The balloon-shaped sleeves add a billowy touch.
Mashu is the contemporary vegan accessory brand to watch for innovative plant-based fibres!
By Far footwear is exceptional in quality and design.
Style Notes: Tuck the T-shirt into the jeans, and wear it with an oversized basket to emulate the ultimate (and fuss-free) French style.
A high-neck T-shirt is the simplest elevation.
Seventies-style lengths with a ’90s-style waist. The perfect amalgamation of denim’s best eras.
Summer is fleeting, but this Loewe basket is forever.
It’s a testament to design when the same styles are released each season.
Style Notes: An ecru tone on white is an intriguing look for those who are drawn toward minimalist dressing. Tuck the vest into the high-waisted jeans and wear them with muted sandals for a tonal look.
A spaghetti-strap vest in a seersucker texture.
Nudie may be my new favourite denim brand. It’s sustainable, has timeless shapes and best of all is available in an inclusive size range.
Amber jewellery looks classic paired with cream and white.
Senso is renowned for streamlined footwear, and this buckle sandal is no exception.
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