Though denim is certainly a wardrobe essential, the heavy fabric is often hard to sport during the dog days of summer. But don’t give up on your indigo love too soon. Take a cue from the 13 outfit ideas and you can rock your denim in style, even on 75 degree-plus days.
Cupcakes and Cashmere
Pair a lightweight chambray shirt with crisp white jeans to create a cool Texas tuxedo.
An off-the-shoulder dress or top is a great way to show some skin without baring it all.
A pair of overall shorts is a solid go-to for casual days. Slip them on over a cotton T-shirt or button-down blouse and finish with wedges that add a bit of personality.
Luella & June
As hot as the days may be, summer nights often require an extra layer. Enter: The classic denim jacket. Shrunken or oversized, the lightweight outerwear option is this season’s equivalent to a leather jacket for fall.
Song of Style
Heading to a pool party? Instead of a traditional cover-up go for a boxy crop top and denim shorts.
With Love from Kat
Look to a shirtdress for the best one-and-done silhouette. With heels, flats, or sandals, it can be styled for everything from the office to a night out.
Take the sticky season as an opportunity to allow for some extra ventilation with a pair of distressed boyfriend jeans. A silk blouse and heels polish-up the overall look.
Look Linger Love
Turn the traditional denim shirt on its head and go for a short sleeve option. Treat it as a neutral used to balance a bold printed skirt.
Dress Up for Armageddon
Tailored denim culottes strike the perfect balance between casual denim cutoffs and stuffy corporate trousers, which can be ideal for casual work environments. Try this look on your next summer Friday.
Before you head out the door in your favorite summer sundress, tie a chambray top around your waist for a bit of extra flare. Bet you didn’t think it could function as the season’s best accessory, did you?
The Northern Light
If it’s too hot for a true jacket, but you’re in need of an extra layer, toss on a denim vest. After all, ‘tis the season to show off those tan arms.
Camille Over the Rainbow
We love cutoffs as much as the next woman, why not switch things up and try a pair of long shorts? The elegant silhouette can be styled with everything from a T-shirt and sneakers to a silk blouse and heels.
Another denim silhouette you need to try before the summer is over is an A-line button-front skirt. Much like long shorts, it’s a sophisticated twist on a casual style.