It finally feels like summertime! This warm weather makes me a little nostalgic and want to wear pieces that seem nostalgic too. To me, an obvious choice would be denim because it’s timeless and has that All American feeling. It also reminds me of those carefree summer moments from childhood; eating ice pops, running through sprinklers, dancing with sparklers, family road trips and vacations by the lake. It’s nice to be able to translate those happy, cherished memories into sophisticated looks to wear as an adult with these summer denim looks for less.
For chilly nights around the fire pit, grab a beloved classic denim piece like Gap’s icon denim jacket. It’s simple, versatile and goes with everything and will keep you warm. By now you know the drill! I couldn’t write about denim looks without including something from Levi’s, and right now I’m loving their iconic western dress. It would flatter a variety of body types, is so easy to style and will quickly become a summer wardrobe staple that you’ll reach for over and over again.
For chic denim tops with a touch of whimsy, these button down shirts from Topshop are perfect. They feature an adorable bee made of crystals and a fun, embroidered lobster. The embellished bee shirt has a flattering, slim fit and will elongate your silhouette. The embroidered lobster shirt has an oversized fit, reminiscent of a men’s button down, and can be worn loose, tucked in or knotted in the front or back. Both shirts would look great worn with white denim jeans, a breezy patterned skirt or used as a cover up over a maxi dress or tee shirt.
If you’d rather wear denim in small doses in accessory form, grab a pair of these fringed denim slide sandals from Old Navy. They’d look perfect worn with white denim too! These would also all be great options if you want to start planning for your Fourth of July look a little early. Happy summer!
Shop All American Summer Denim Looks for Less
Gap Icon Denim Jacket, now $63
Levi’s Iconic Western Dress, $64.50
– Claire Mykrantz
For more on denim be sure to read To Wear Or Not To Wear Distressed Denim Jeans…THAT Is The Question! and Not Just Another Pretty…Pair of White Jeans
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