How to Wear Jeans in the Summer

It's a scorching 80 degrees in the heart of summertime. You're not in the mood to wear a dress or a skirt (perhaps because it's a tad bit too windy), and you're not feeling shorts, either. All you want to put on is your favorite pair of denim pants, but you're afraid it might be too hot, which leaves you asking yourself, "How do I wear jeans in the summer?"

Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make them work, even during the hottest of days. You just have to keep a few things in mind when picking the perfect pair—for example, what top you decide to wear with your jeans, the style and cut of the pants (pick loose-fitting over tight skinnies), and the weight of the fabric (the lighter the material, the better).

Need some visuals for the above tips? Below, we've rounded up 10 outfits that perfectly demonstrate how to wear jeans in the summer. Consider this your ultimate denim how-to guide.

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