The Summer Jean Outfits We Swear By
I don't think my fellow Who What Wear editors would mind me saying that we're a team who loves jeans. A lot. Even despite denim's sometime heavier-weight feel, they pretty much stay in rotation 12 months out of the year. And right now, when temps and humidity are about to hit a high, we're sharing exactly how.
Since many of my own outfit ideas are so often inspired by what I see my co-workers wearing at the office or on their Instagrams, I asked them to provide us all with their go-to summer denim ensemble. Be it white iterations, '90s silhouettes, or a penchant for crop tops and puffy sleeves, their responses run the gamut.
Feel free to reference the 10 outfits below next time you need some fresh styling ideas.
"Crop tops are obviously a great way to keep cool in the summer, but I'll pretty much only wear one with something super high-waisted, like these button-fly J Brand jeans. To keep this combination even more casual and effortless, I'll add a pair of flat slide sandals or sneakers and a denim jacket (because AC)."
"Nothing puts me in a summer mood faster than a good all-white outfit. I'm a fan of these more off-white jeans that I'll be wearing as a base for all my white tops throughout the season."
"I'm a crop top–and-jeans lifer when it comes to my summer denim outfits. Whether it's a silky wrap top like the one above or a cute white cropped number, I play no favorites with my tops. For jeans, I find myself living in my vintage Levi's—the wash, the rise… they are just perfect to me."
"The denim on the Warp + Weft jeans is super soft and comfortable, so to give this look a little something special without making the look feel too heavy, I like to mix in a few other textures. For instance, there's a shiny, filmy top; a woven handbag; and Ganni kitten heels with a bungee-chord strap."
"I basically live in jeans, which is why it became very hard for me to say goodbye to my stiff everyday jeans when I became pregnant. Luckily, there are some great maternity jeans on the market right now, so it was an easy replacement. I love these skinny ones from AG jeans. They're stretchy, comfortable, and look seamless under my tops. I like to pair them with a crisp white tee and a lightweight silky summer blazer like this jazzy geometric print one from Mango. I like to keep the rest of my look clean and simple with summer white shoes and a purse. An easy warm-weather look."
Available in sizes 25 to 30.
"I wear jeans year-round, and in summer, I make them work for warm weather by pairing them with easy tops and sandals—even in all black!"
"I never wear white jeans because they make me pretty uncomfortable, but this wide-leg pair from Aritzia is now officially my summer go-to. The fit is comfortable, and I can pretty much pair any top of my choosing with them. You do the math."
Take a look at the summer tops we also can't help but wear on repeat.