These Will Be the Most Popular Jeans Trends of the Summer


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Last summer, I don't think I wore jeans more than once or twice. I stuck to mostly softer materials like leggings or sweatpants. However, I've started to finally wear jeans again this spring and will continue to wear them into the summer months. We've already covered plenty of summer trends, from prints to swimsuits, so it only makes sense to cover denim since we had quite the lack of it last year. Whether you're pairing it with a lightweight blouse or strappy tank top, I love a good pair of summer jeans. 

Below, you'll find the six denim styles that we're seeing bubble up for the summertime. Denim is a personal preference, so by all means, feel free to wear whatever style you feel most comfortable in. But if you're unsure on which style to wear, the list below can help you figure that out in no time. 



"Grunge" is a theme I'm seeing often on the fashion scene. Just look at Machine Gun Kelly's and Megan Fox's style


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This isn't the colored denim you wore in high school—it's so much better. Particularly donned in trending colors like bubblegum pink and vibrant green, these jeans are a sure way to make a statement this summer. 


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This may not be everyone's cup of tea, but if Y2K is your vibe, you'll be happy to see low-rise trickling back into the market. Are you brave enough to give the throwback look a shot?


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This has to be my favorite trend of the summer, particularly because prints are one of my favorite parts of design. From florals to landscapes, have a little fun with your denim game this summer.


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If you want something in between skinny jeans and a baggy pair, this is the perfect medium ground. Straight-leg jeans are practical, go with almost everything, and are guaranteed no-fuss. 


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With loose jeans, the motto truly is "the baggier, the better." For those who don't want to go all the way back into the '90s, there are plenty of subtle options as well. For me, I'm all about the "little shirt, big pants" look.

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Associate Fashion Editor
Yusra Siddiqui is an editor who resides in New Jersey but bounces between the suburbs and NYC. (She's a Jersey girl at heart.) After interning at Who What Wear in 2019, she found her way to the team after graduating from LIM College in 2022 with a fashion media degree. She's also spent time writing and working for publications such as Fashionista, Coveteur, and Nylon, but she always knew that Who What Wear was where she was meant to be. When she's on the job, she's perusing runway shows, analyzing the latest thing fellow Gen Zers are up to on the internet, and sharing what she can about the modest-fashion market. You can also catch her dabbling in entertainment, talking about the costume choices of the latest Netflix series or diving deeper into how the plotline affects the viewers in a myriad of ways. Lastly, she likes to create content for Who What Wear's TikTok. Her personal time is spent doing similar but also different things—deep diving into almost every new TV show (Bridgerton, Gilmore Girls, and Stranger Things are favorites), planning her next local getaway (whenever that may be), and reading the latest Emily Henry or Sally Rooney novel in one sitting.