So These Are the 2022 Denim Trends We'll Wear This Summer


Think about your wardrobe for a minute. If you were to name a few of your tried and true closet staples, there’s a strong chance that some denim pieces would come to mind. Yep, same. Whether it’s a pair of jeans, a skirt, or a jacket, denim separates are often wardrobe workhorses because they can be dressed up or down and styled in a multitude of ways. And if you’re looking to refresh any of your denim this season, the summer 2022 denim trends on deck will be of interest.

Below, you’ll see the summer denim trends that basically every fashion person will test out throughout the season thanks to their easy and forward nature. Keep scrolling to check out (and shop) the looks that have the potential to become new staples in your closet.

1. Cargo Jeans


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Cargo pants have been popular among the fashion crowd since last fall. This summer, there will be an even bigger focus on cargo jeans as a forward denim choice.

2. Long Denim Skirts


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Maxi skirts, in general, are trending hard this season, so the denim maxi will be highly relevant. Plus, it can be dressed up or down.

3. ’90s-Inspired Jeans


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You probably already guessed that baggy and relaxed jeans would be on this list since they’ve been key denim trends as of late. The ’90s-inspired silhouette will still be a top look for summer.

4. Embellished/Reworked Denim Jackets


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Reworked denim jackets in relaxed silhouettes and embellished styles will have a moment this summer as a chic layering option.

5. Relaxed Ecru/White Jeans


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Ecru and classic white jeans will bring a fresh feel to a summer look, especially in that trending looser cut.

Next, check out popular denim washes.

Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.