How to Wear Denim in the Summer

June 19, 2015

I’ve already confessed that I have been on a major denim kick lately. It started with my denim dress. Then it was my frayed denim tank. Now here we are again. What can I say? I saw this embroidered denim tank top from Madewell on Sincerely Jules’s Instagram and tracked it down. Luckily I was able to try it on and score it on sale while in NYC (still on sale, btw). I just love the strap detail. I bought these boyfriend shorts at Gap last year (seen here) and have gotten a ton of wear out of them. They have a similar pair again this year in light denim, black (which I bought here), and white. These boyfriend shorts are a great option if you are looking for a pair. With all the denim I’ve been wearing, I thought it would be easy to round up my thoughts on how to wear denim in the summer. We all love our jeans, but when the temperatures climb, that doesn’t mean we have to give up our denim.

How to Wear Denim in the Summer

  1. Opt for lighter weight denim or lighter colored denim jeans for those cooler evenings – white jeans or a fun striped pair are great options
  2. Go for a chambray dress or romper.
  3. Change your denim from your bottom half to your top with a tank or chambray shirt.
  4. Consider a jean skirt instead of jeans.

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  • Reply MiharuJulie June 19, 2015 at 11:34 am

    Beautiful look
    Would you like to follow each other? I’ll follow back after it


  • Reply gloriadressup June 19, 2015 at 10:57 am

    great post and lovely pics. ciao gloria


  • Reply Adri Cisneros June 19, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I’ve had my eye on this top, but wasn’t sure if it’s really cropped. I’m thinking I shouldn’t have talked myself out of it. Love the denim on denim here!

    • Reply Amy Ann Arnold June 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      It’s not too late! I say go for it. 🙂 You k now I’m tall, so it’s really not cropped.

  • Reply June 19, 2015 at 9:50 am

    You look darling in this outfit. I have the exact same shoes and am in love with them.

  • Reply jess z June 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

    That’s a great top. I want to get a cute denim skirt.

  • Reply Laura June 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I adore that top! What a great summer look!

  • Reply Tracy Miller June 19, 2015 at 9:06 am

    This is totally up my alley. I have a few pairs of boyfriend shorts in different washes, colors, and lengths and keep coming back to them instead of chinos. They are so comfy and you can dress them up. I love your denim on denim look. Very cute!

  • Reply Mia- MakeMeUpMia June 19, 2015 at 8:55 am

    I love that top, so cute on you. I also love that fringe bracelet!

  • Reply Zelle Brown June 19, 2015 at 8:35 am

    love love love everything about this! You look fab, lady! Happy Friday!

    xo Southern Style

  • Reply Rachel Garay June 19, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Denim shorts like these are definitely on my wishlist. Thanks for the denim ideas, and have a lovely weekend!
    Rachel xo

    Garay Treasures

  • Reply Blaire Bingham June 19, 2015 at 7:10 am

    These are such great tips, and that top is so cute. Have a great weekend!
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    Peaches In A Pod

  • Reply Malu Swartjes June 19, 2015 at 7:09 am

    You really have an amazing style! I love this outfit♥


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  • Reply ADA June 19, 2015 at 6:49 am

    That denim babydoll halter is adorable and looks great with the lighter denim shorts. =)

  • Reply Red Reticule June 19, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Such an adorable and playful top! Happy weekend, Amy!

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  • Reply Rachelle June 19, 2015 at 5:54 am

    this top is the cutest, you have to wear it with white jeans next!


  • Reply theblackblush blog June 19, 2015 at 5:49 am

    So effortless and so pretty Amy!
    Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Georgia Jade June 19, 2015 at 3:23 am

    You always look so effortless! Love the top 🙂

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  • Reply Tina Phan June 19, 2015 at 2:59 am

    Omgosh I LOVE this! That Madewell top is too cute with the embroidered detail and the crisscross neckline!


  • Reply Natali June 19, 2015 at 2:27 am

    You’ve nailed it! This is a great denim on denim outfit! I like your top very much. 🙂

  • Reply Happinessatmidlife June 19, 2015 at 12:27 am

    This is such a fun weekend look! I love the neckline of your top.


    Would love to see you Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

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