The New Denim Trend Fashion Girls Are Packing for Their Summer Holidays

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If there’s one thing Who What Wear editors love to talk about—endlessly—it’s denim. Sadly, our conversation has to be dialled down a notch come summer because jeans and hot weather haven’t traditionally been bedfellows… until now, at least. There’s a genius new bit of fabric technology available from our trusted denim source, and your summer wardrobe will be thankful forever more.

Introducing Gap Wearlight: a range of denim-centric pieces that you can finally wear in the hotter summer months. They literally keep you cool while you keep your cool. Just imagine navigating a heat wave in Lisbon and still wearing your favourite skinnies. Or what if you’re packing for an East Asian getaway but feel like your suitcase is missing something vital to your personal style DNA? Boom—pop some Wearlight shorts into the mix.

Keep scrolling to see how you can pack Gap’s Wearlight collection for different destinations in 2018.



Ah—sea, sun, sand, cossies… and, unfortunately, no sign of your favourite denim cutoffs, because you thought they’d be too hot for a beach in Brazil? Think again, friends!

Rendered in a super-breezy denim fabric, Gap’s Wearlight shorts a) actually keep you at a regular temperature in that tropical heat and b) offer you more suitcase space for the endless trinkets you’ll pick up in a local market. We know what you’re like.

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Sometimes a little spa jaunt or trip to the British seaside is just what the doctor ordered, but we all know the weather can be unpredictable in Blighty at the best of times—so you’ll definitely want to travel with your trusty skinny jeans. These Wearlight ones are cool enough to kick about in even on a scorching day at Margate beach. We think it’s always wise to pack a little cargo jacket for nighttime layering, and you can still nod to the holiday vibes via some UK-appropriate leather espadrilles.

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Will it be Lisbon? Prague? Florence? Madrid? Wherever you are whizzing off to in 2018, we all know no sophisticated European look is complete without a sleek pair of white jeans. These Wearlight skinnies not only look the part but also stop you from overheating in the middle of a busy and bustling capital when your number one priority is hunting down a local delicacy and finding that rooftop bar.

Keep your carry-on luggage to a minimum by packing a concise colour palette. Tan, white and navy always work a dream.

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Whatever your current holiday plans, a Wearlight denim addition could be a real game changer. Click here to see more from the collection.

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.