The ultimate guide to wearing summer denim

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If there’s one trend that’s not going anywhere, it’s denim. This year-round staple is hotter than ever (especially for the summer), with unique and unexpected ways to mix and match. If you’re looking for some style inspo and a new set of denim pieces to spruce up your closet, here’s our ultimate guide to styling denim this summer.

Back to basics

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Denim can be paired with just about anything, so make sure you own a comfy pair of denim jeans, shorts or skirt. Pair these basics with any statement top that you can leave untucked or paired with a belt – the possibilities are endless. Alternatively, make your basic denim bottoms the focal point of your outfit by looking for unique prints or colours.

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Revamp your tops

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A cool, denim top is the best way to turn a basic look into one that’s straight off the runway. Many brands are bringing back vintage denim or incorporating elements of sustainability (such as recycled denim) into their designs. Look for unique traces of patchwork or reworking, like belt loops from an original pair of jeans.

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Casual cover-up

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Getting the cold shoulder (thanks to A/C’s on full blast)? A simple solution is to throw on a denim jacket, which now come in all shapes, sizes and prints. A classic denim jacket can tie together a casual look while adding structure and masculinity. Or, go all out with a denim-on-denim look like Ashley (aka. @bestdressed), pictured above.

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Make a statement

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Not just for jeans – why not wear some non-traditionally denim pieces this summer to complete a look, like a denim bathing suit or face mask? There are so many ways to embrace the denim trend and add unpredictability to your wardrobe. 

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Full-body denim

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Too many decisions to make? Go for a full-body denim piece and you’re good to go. A denim dress or jumpsuit is essentially a ready-to-wear outfit that’s perfect for lazy days. What’s more, full-body denim gives you the chance to highlight your favourite accessories!

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Your turn

Show us your summer denim on Instagram by using the hashtag: #legendsummerdenim – we can’t wait to see your looks!

See also: 7 summer sandals to live in all season long

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