How to Wear Jeans When It’s Hot Out

light wash denim for summerWhen temperatures rise, the last thing I want to put on my body is anything heavy or tight, which describes many of my jeans. At the same time, summer vibes call for relaxed style, and what could be more relaxed than a favorite pair of jeans?

It’s a conundrum that’s not so difficult to solve with lightweight denim that’s also light in color. Whether it’s date night, Sunday brunch time or a casual day at the office, ultra-faded jeans are your friend during the summer months. Here are some of my favorites of the season, and check out more light-wash jeans here!

From left:

Taylor High-Rise Drop-Kick Flares, $158

Hudson Mid-Rise Super-Skinny Jeans, $235

Levi’s 501 Skinny Jeans, $168

3×1 Higher Ground Boyfriend Crop Jeans, $395

Madewell Cali Denim Bootcut Jeans, $128





  1. Jess
    July 20, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    My husband and I are supposed to have a date day/night this Saturday. We live in Indiana and the forecast is calling for 90′ temps and rain… I would like to wear my favorite pair of distressed/holey Old Navy Rock Star skinnies, heels/booties and a dressy tank top… Any tips on how to keep dry and cool on a hot Indiana day without giving up my favorite pair of jeans??…

  2. July 20, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    Sounds like sauna-style conditions! If you have your heart set on wearing your favorite jeans, that outfit is the best option I can think of. I would try for a closed toe shoe or bootie that maybe has cutouts on the side to deal with both the rain and the heat. Fold or roll up the jeans to show a little ankle plus keep them dry and get some ventilation. And the fact that they’re distressed is great—even more ventilation! Enjoy your date and let us know how it goes!

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