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 Artadorned July 1, 2015 at 9:54 am

    cute top, loving the strappy sandals and that purse.

    I blog about jewelry and how to style jewelry with outfits

  • Reply PetiteSilverVixen @petitevix June 27, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    Just love those unusual straps along with the embroidery. What a fabulous top. And I love how you’ve chosen a pop of colour for your bag. Lifts the outfit completely to great style heights.

  • Reply Sara Nielsen June 24, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    Really cute and summery outfit!

  • Reply Jeanie June 24, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Very cute!

  • Reply Camilla Julie Skov Hansen June 23, 2015 at 3:33 am

    I am gonna wear denim all year round!
    And you style it so beautifully 🙂


  • Reply Kerrie Mitchell Burke June 22, 2015 at 4:15 pm

    Obsessed with that top Amy! Would love to pair it with white jeans – mainly because I can’t pull off shorts like you.


  • Reply Lauren Blair . June 22, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Great post and list! You look super adorable! XO
    -Lauren Blair

  • Reply jen avery June 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I love that denim top, it looks great how you styled it!

    Style by Avery

  • Reply Fashion Column Twins June 22, 2015 at 7:50 am

    This look is so cute! I love that tank and the pop of red!
    xo Emily

  • Reply Jessica June 22, 2015 at 6:55 am

    This casual look is so adorable! I love the denim top and lovely sandals!

    Jessica |

  • Reply beth mishoe June 21, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    those shorts and sandals are great with this outfit.


  • Reply Carylee June 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    You already know how I feel about that top! I was peeping it out on Madewell’s site. So so tempting! You make it look so good! Carylee | more pieces of me

  • Reply Mica June 21, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    That is a lovely denim top! Perfect way to wear double denim in the summer too! 🙂 Glad you were able to find that top you wanted.

    I think I tend to reserve denim more for the cooler months, although I do have a couple of pairs of denim shorts. They are definitely a summer essential! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun June 21, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    Love this super cute top for summer!
    xo, Jane

  • Reply Elena Fomina Design June 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I usually don’t like the baby doll thing but this top looks gorgeous, summery and very stylish. Great look!


  • Reply Permanent Procrastination June 21, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Cute! I love denim shorts. I really would like a denim pinafore for Summer.

    Tegan xx – Permanent Procrastination

  • Reply Dawn Lucy June 21, 2015 at 7:35 am

    Adorable in denim, Amy Ann! Your whole blog is looking so chic and totally professional. You go, Girl! Consider me one of your cheerleaders!


    Dawn Lucy

  • Reply Nevena Krstic June 21, 2015 at 5:49 am

    You have such cute style, I love this look 🙂 xx

  • Reply Arden Rubens June 21, 2015 at 2:50 am

    Love this! xx


  • Reply Bash Harry June 21, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Eeep! I am loving this outfit! Your denim shorts are sooo cute! <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin’

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