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Five Must-Have Denim Jean Trends for Summer

Summer is almost upon us, and whilst we can all point to our favourite pair of denim jeans, the warm weather dictates we try something new.

Denim has universal appeal, and has been around for decades, in all kinds of styles and colours. Jeans are often the ‘go-to’ item in our wardrobe when we can’t find anything else to wear.

So whether you love a cool pair of skinnies, cigarette pants or colour popping neon jeans, check out our must have denim trends for this summer.

L-R Frame Denim $240 Michael Kors $495 MIH Jeans $265 J Brand $240

L-R Frame Denim $240 Michael Kors $495 MIH Jeans $265 J Brand $240

These funky seventies style jeans have stood the test of year, and keeping coming back, season after season. This summer they are right at the top of the fashion pickers list, and are also our winner for this season’s most laidback style.

To keep in with the hippie trend, try matching these boho jeans with a cheesecloth shirt, plain skinny tee, and a wide brimmed hat to top it off.

Flared styles hitting the catwalks saw low rise waists with super wide legs, but if you don’t want to look like an extra from Starsky & Hutch, keep the width within reason.

L-R MIH Jeans $215 Lemaire $650 Gucci $1200 Gucci $695

L-R MIH Jeans $215 Lemaire $650 Gucci $1200 Gucci $695

If you are not quite ready to go full on flares, then how about the compromise of wide and cropped? This is a great solution, especially in the summer months when you want to reveal a little leg but not too much.

You get the look of a flare, as the leg widens just below the knee, and then crops off at the ankle.

This style works for so many reasons, it showcases a great pair of shoes, and is the perfect solution for shorter girls.

L-R Ashish $1610 Dolce and Gabanna $1995 House of Holland $350 Roberto Cavalli $1775

L-R Ashish $1610 Dolce and Gabanna $1995 House of Holland $350 Roberto Cavalli $1775

We are popping over to the 80’s now, when putting a bit of bling on a pair of jeans was practically the law in some countries.  Nowadays the embellishment can be as refined as you like or as outlandish as you dare. There are different types of adornment, from lace and embroidery to sparkles and metal chains.

Keep the attention on the bling by playing down the rest of your outfit, so a crisp white shirt teamed with dark embellished denim, or choose a colour blocked top for balance.

L-R Emporio Armani £97 La Redoute £29.40 Forever 21 £13.30 Cheap Monday £36

L-R Emporio Armani £97 La Redoute £29.40 Forever 21 £13.30 Cheap Monday £36

Not to be confused with double denim, although this trend is also making a comeback, two-tone is where one pair of jeans has two different colours in it.

So your personal preference may always to opt for darker denim, or perhaps a faded look, with two-tone you can have the best of both worlds. Or why not try different colored denim?

L-R 3x1 £235 Free People £70 Mother the Looker £188 Rag and Bone £129.50

L-R 3×1 £235 Free People £70 Mother the Looker £188 Rag and Bone £129.50

Finally, the frayed hem is back, and not just on jeans. We are seeing this trend on all kinds of denim, from jackets to shirts, anywhere in fact where a hem can be unpicked.

You can buy this kind of look straight from the stores, or make it yourself, by getting an old pair of jeans and fraying the hem. Simply unpick the stitching and loosen off the hem, then start to fray the edges by pulling at any loose threads.