As far as I’m concerned, there are two kinds of people in this world… There are those who read this headline and think: Why even wear jeans when it’s so hot anyway? Then there are those who feel that wearing denim is not a choice but a lifestyle (and thus a year-round endeavor). If you fall into the latter category, you’ll want to stay with me. I can’t part with my beloved (drawer full of) jeans no matter what the season is, but as you can imagine, the outfits become more of a struggle in summer when staying cool slides into first place on our list of priorities—at least in hot, humid NYC. On the same page? Thought so; that’s why I’m rounding up the savviest summer denim outfits I’ve come across for us all to take notes on, shop if needed, and re-create in the weeks to come. To get started, keep scrolling.
For a perfectly ’90s-inspired night out look, opt for a throwback halter top and kitten heels.
I can’t be the only one blown away by this one-shoulder tank, paperbag jean, and strappy sandal combo right now.
I love the look of a silky shirt layered over a silky cami—wow.
I don’t think it gets more summer-friendly than the strapless top—which just so happens to pair perfectly with high-waisted jeans.
A fun top plus sensible sneakers is ideal for those weekend days when you could be out from morning to night.
Never underestimate the versatility of a classic white button-down.
All I can say is please, please do yourself a favor and buy this breezy Zara top before it’s gone.
White puff-sleeve tops and high-waisted jeans will never not be a perfect pairing. Start off by styling yours with matching white sandals.
Right now, thong sandals are the shoe choice to make any outfit feel instantly trendy. Even if it’s just a tank and jeans.
If you read the last caption, you know why this outfit is so much cooler than just a black tank and jeans.
Another white-top outfit for you. This time, note how classic accessories such as a shoulder bag and cap-toe heels can totally change up the look.
The silk cami is ideal for summer nights because it looks dressed up but isn’t overly restrictive or uncomfortable.
When all else fails, you can never go wrong with a classic white tee.