Jeans got a really bad rap during the pandemic and pretty much disappeared out of our outfit rotations in exchange for loungewear, loungewear and more loungewear.
It seems to shock people when I tell them that I continued to wear mine throughout the lockdowns. This does come from someone who wore make up and got dressed up most days to keep feeling like myself, but dare I say it, I actually found them comfortable.
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I don’t mean restrictive styles like skinnies, but baggier styles were definitely still wearable for me.
So when it comes to summer dressing, you can imagine I’m still firmly in mine.
British summers don’t exactly equate to boiling hot weather, but even when it feels warm, I’d argue you can definitely still wear denim. How, I hear you ask.
Firstly, it’s all about what you wear on top and on your feet. If you’re wearing closed-toe shoes, you’re setting yourself up to overheat. Flat and heeled sandals give your feet room to breathe and look far more summer-ready.
Similarly, wearing a roll neck isn’t a good idea if you’re someone who runs warm. Tank tops, bandeaus and short-sleeved blouses are much more warm weather-friendly.
Looking for more inspiration? Take some from these stylish ladies, who prove you can definitely still rock denim when the sun shines.
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Cool and casual, Oluwaseun looks effortless in this summer-ready ensemble.
Throw a shirt over a black tank, and it works whatever the weather.
Oversized shirt, £39.90, Marni x Uniqlo – buy now
Ribbed tank top, £12, Cos – buy now
501 90’s jeans, £100, Levi – buy now
Black classic platform sandals, £45, Crocs – buy now
A cute top and Mary Janes? It doesn’t get better than this.
Breezy Bow Blouse, £59, Sister Jane – buy now
Light Wash Wide Leg Cropped Jeans, £69.50, Oliver Bonas – buy now
Mary Jane Golden Shoes, £59.50, Oliver Bonas – buy now
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Felicity gives us a lesson in looking chic with a perfect monochromatic look.
Relaxed Poplin Shirt, £55, Arket – buy now
Cotton jersey T-shirt, £5.99, H&M – buy now
Wide High Jeans, £24.99, H&M – buy now
Izmir sandal, £560, Hermes – buy now
Raffia Basket Bag, £60, Ayana – buy now
I haven’t stopped thinking about this look since I saw it on KITRI’s Instagram. Who says jeans need to be plain?
Sadly these checkerboard jeans are now sold out, but plain pink would pack a punch too.
Devon Multi Floral Swirl Top, £115, KITRI Studio – buy now
Wide-leg jeans, £32.99, Zara – buy now
Heeled sandals, £27.99, Stradivarius – buy now
Commit to the look like Avry and add a denim jacket, which can be worn from day to night.
Classic blue denim jacket, £40, Monki – buy now
Brenda Linen Top, £150, Reformation – buy now
Thea high waist jeans, £40, Monki – buy now
Marshmallow Patchwork Denim Blue, now £106, Alohas – buy now