The Denim Styles You Need In Your Wardrobe This Summer, And How To Wear Them
Denim is probably the ultimate fashion mainstay, but every season there's new styles and you're like "How the f*ck do I wear these high-waisted/ass-rip/elastic-ankled things?"
That's what we're for, bb's. Here's your ultimate guide to the hottest denim styles for summer 2016, and how exactly to wear them.
The High-Waisted Denim Mini
This style is so versatile - you can fully pull this off at the office (as long as it's not like, a corporate office) with a linen shirt and Stan Smith's, and use it as a post-swim throw on outfit with a slouchy tank. It's best to tuck your tops in with anything high-waisted, otherwise it looks a little sloppy - even tucking in just the front usually doesn't work with this style. Alternatively, this is the perf time to whip out crop tees that you never felt comfortable wearing with your midriff showing - you'll at most have your upper stomach on display, and that's a ~muy~ flattering area.
The White Jeans
White jeans after LABOUR DAY! We don't even know what that means, something American from the movies - but basically there's been a hatred for white jeans since the 80's. Not anymore - they're officially back and are actually really flattering and go with everything. Go for something high-waisted or at least a mid-rise, they'll give you a-mazing curves - and any style that involves some rips makes them feel more modern, less Pamela Anderson. Team with stripe tees, leotards, black or grey tees - there's really no strict rules here, you can even werk white-on-white (just don't spill your coffee).
The Mum Jeans
They've been on the scene for a couple of years now, and they won't be going anywhere this summer. The best kind of mum jeans are ones that are a little loose, but still give you shape, and of course sit very much on your waist. Your butt will NEVER LOOK BETTER, trust us. Roll the cuffs so they end at your ankle, and wear with slides or white sneakers and slouchy tees/tanks. If you want to go full-blown late 70's with it, wear over a one-piece swimsuit. The lower the back, the better. The perfect summery colour for these is a washed out light denim.
The Frayed Edge Sun-Dress
Welcome to your new favourite post-swim outfit. These breezy dresses should be a thin denim so they're not too heavy on hot days, and in a light shade (white denim works too!). They're mainly for throwing on and heading to the beach, but you can easily make them work for bbqs and other summer hangs with some lace-up sandals and a straw boater hat.
Loose, Low-Rise Denim Shorts
If you're looking to invest in some new all-rounder denim shorts, go for a low-slung, loose style. They're great for tucking breezy shirts into at the front, and letting the shirt free at the back - not to mention they're easy AF to wear all day, comfort wise.
The 70's has dominated this past few seasons of fashion, and the way it's making it into denim is via these shorts. They're SERIOUSLY fitted, stretchy, and high-waisted. Go for a bright blue 70's-style wash, or dark indigo, and wear over leotards and one-pieces, or with cute crochet tops. Basically, always style them 70's and you're set.
Denim overall shorts are basically the adult version of a baby jumpsuit. Think comfy af and prep you for all the activities. You can team them with almost everything - boxy guys tees if you want to look more normcore, tight crop tanks, your swimmers.... go wild.
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