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The Summer Denim Styling Guide

Ultra-utilitarian, billowy bohemian, or somewhere in between—whatever your vibe, chances are there’s a common denominator: jeans. They go with everything, can skew dressy or laid-back, and somehow manage to read cool without trying too hard. Ahead, some of our favorite season-appropriate denim looks to ride out the summer in.

NAVY KNIT + CLASSIC WHITE

Combine figure-hugging short shorts with a little volume up top (something along the lines of a quintessentially goop puff sleeve) for an easy polished look.

  1. G. Label AmyLee Chunky Puff Sleeve Sweater
    G. Label AmyLee Chunky Puff-
    Sleeve Sweater
    goop, $595
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  3. RE/DONE shorts
    RE/DONE cutoffs goop, $195
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Wear It With

  1. Cartier watch
    Cartier watch Cartier, $24,600
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  2. Mansur Gavriel Bag
    Mansur Gavriel Bag goop, $595
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  3. Birkenstock sandals
    Birkenstock sandals goop, $130
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FRENCH-GIRL STRIPES + JEANS À LA SEBERG

Nothing captures summer quite like shorts and stripes. This pairing is nostalgic, effortless, and with the right touches (boatneck cut and woven basket in tow), très, très chic.

  1. Nili Lotan Shirt
    Nili Lotan Shirt goop, $225
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  3. RE/DONE Shorts
    RE/DONE Shorts goop, $175
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Wear It With

  1. Electric sunglasses
    Electric sunglasses goop, $200
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  2. Medina Mercantile bag
    Medina Mercantile bag goop, $60
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  3. Veja Sneakers
    Veja Sneakers goop, $100
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A-LINE SKIRT +
TUCKED-IN TOP

The denim skirt can—and should—go to the office; just add a detail-oriented meeting-friendly top. Best part? This versatile combination is just as hardworking off-hours.

  1. Lee Mathews top
    Lee Mathews top goop, $370
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  3. G. Label HArlow a-line denim miniskirt
    G. Label HArlow a-line
    denim miniskirt
    goop, $275
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Wear It With

  1. Laura Lombardi earrings
    Laura Lombardi earrings goop, $99
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  2. Bembien Tote
    Bembien bag goop, $360
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  3. Hereu Sandal
    Hereu Sandals goop, $500
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BUTTON SHORTS + FEMININE TOP

Ramp up the romance on a pair of high-rise shorts with something blousy for breakfast dates, lunch dates…any dates, really.

  1. Matin blouse
    Matin blouse goop, $313
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  3. Nili Lotan Shorts
    Nili Lotan Shorts goop, $295
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Wear It With

  1. G. Label Sydney Floating-Diamond Pinkie Ring
    G. Label Sydney Floating-Diamond Pinkie Ring goop, $1,300
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  2. Hereu bag
    Hereu bag goop, $430
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  3. Monolo Blahnik Sandals
    Manolo Blahnik Sandals Net-a-Porter, $645
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CULOTTES + SIMPLE TANK

First: Contrast the wide-legs with something simple but sexy. Then drive the casual elegance home with a matching clutch.

  1. G. Label Keene Cross Back Tank
    G. Label Keene Cross-Back Tank goop, $325
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  3. A.P.C. x goop Hope culottes
    A.P.C. x goop Hope culottes goop, $265
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Wear It With

  1. G. Label Emily Yellow Gold and Pavé Split Earrings
    G. Label Emily Yellow Gold and
    Pavé Split Earrings
    goop, $895
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  2. Mansur Gavriel clutch
    Mansur Gavriel clutch goop, $495
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  3. Amanu sandals
    Amanu sandals goop, $325
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CRISP SHIRTING + FADED WASH

Name a more classic duo. (We’ll wait.) For best results, pile on the shine, strap on the slingbacks, and go.

  1. Maria McManus shirt
    Maria McManus shirt goop, $390
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  3. Mother Jeans
    MOTHER Jeans goop, $248
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Wear It With

  1. Lizzie Mandler Necklace
    Lizzie Mandler Necklace goop, $1,625
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  2. Little Liffner Tote
    Little Liffner Tote goop, $550
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  3. The Row sandals
    The Row sandals Net-a-Porter, $760
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