For most of the summer, my collection of jeans – much as I love them – hangs lonely in my closet while I flit about in skirts and sundresses. But there’s room for both denim and summertime in one outfit – lighter denim looks have even been popular among the celebrity and designer sets recently. Below are five styles we love, ranging from work-appropriate to beachy.
Lux’s Full Denim Mini Skirt ($20, was $48) is slightly swingy, making it softer-looking than your average mini.
This Magaschoni Collection Stretch Denim Dress ($398) has a bunch of perfect little details: the slightly puffed sleeves, the adorable belt and the gathering at the back add up to an incredibly well-tailored piece.
AKA New York’s Baha Top ($168) would be perfect over a bikini or paired with slim white pants.
The lightweight chambray makes this Denim Bateau Neck Dress ($89) gather nicely around the removable belt.
This Denim Safari Dress ($169.40, was $242) would look great over a white tank, with the first couple of buttons undone.
And check out our Denim Guide for more classic denim styles.