16 Fresh Ways To Wear Denim This Summer

Step away from your average indigo

Growing tired of your average blue denim? Us, too.

While we’ll always have love for our go-to pair of cutoffs and reach for the oversized jean jacket when we’re in a pinch, this season, we’re looking to breathe new life into the wardrobe staple. Lucky for us, this summer is brimming with fresh new takes on classic denim styles.

Seen in the form of muted pastels, off-whites, and even vibrant neons, denim styles such as cropped jackets, jumpsuits, dresses, and more just got a killer (and, in some cases, pretty vibrant) new upgrade. Because what else would we want to keep ourselves warm on a cool summer evening than a banana yellow jacket, and what better alternative to baby blue cutoffs than lilac Bermuda shorts?

Below, we rounded up 16 ways to step up your denim looks this summer. We’re kissing our blue jeans goodbye—at least until fall rolls around, that is.

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Ohheygirl., Cream Denim Playsuit, $86.45, available at Ohheygirl.

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Topshop, Horn Button A-Line Denim Skirt, $55, available at Topshop.

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NEED, Overdye Pen Fit in Lime, $185, available at Need Supply Co.

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SCAPES, Lemon Utility Jacket, $395, available at SCAPES.

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Pixie Market, Contrast Stitch Denim Crop Jacket, $118, available at Pixie Market; Pixie Market, Contrast Stitch White Denim Skirt, $99, available at Pixie Market.

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Mango, Pocketed Pink Denim Jacket, $79.99, available at Mango; Mango, Pink Denim Straight Jeans, $79.99, available at Mango.

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Tibi, Trish Denim Shorts, $162.50, available at Tibi.

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Nanushka, Shell Top Wrap Dress in Crème, $412, available at Nanushka.

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& Other Stories, Cropped Denim Jacket, $95, available at & Other Stories.

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Frankie Shop, Beige Denim Pleated Front Pants, $125, available at Frankie Shop.

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La Vie Rebecca Taylor, Off-The-Shoulder Belle Bouquet Denim Dress, $350, available at Rebecca Taylor.

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Pull&Bear, Denim Two-Piece Wide Leg Jeans in Terracotta, $50, available at ASOS.

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Urban Outfitters, Gigi Cropped Gas Jacket, $89, available at Urban Outfitters.

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Missguided, Orange Highwaisted Extreme Fray Hem Denim Shorts, $34, available at Missguided.