5 Summer Basics That Will Make Skinny Jeans Look Quite Chic

While you might be living in shorts and flowy dresses during these summer months, a chic denim outfit could also be of interest to wear now or reference at a later date. And if you’re into skinny jeans, there are a few specific basics that will honestly make those tried-and-true skinnies feel quite elevated and chic. Although in reality, given that skinny jeans are a versatile staple themselves, pretty much any top, tee, and the like will pair flawlessly with them.

Whether you’re in the market for a comfortable T-shirt silhouette or a timeless blouse, the simple pieces below will look A+ with skinny and skinny-straight-leg jeans. Keep scrolling for a bit of visual inspiration and shopping recommendations if you’re interested in adding a few fresh pieces to your wardrobe.

1. White Blouse


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It's all about a chic white blouse this season to be paired with everything from shorts to skirts to, yes, skinny jeans. Consider tying the ends for a fresh vibe.

2. Tank Top


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You can't beat an easy yet elevated tank with your favorite skinny jeans to keep comfortable and sleek.

3. Crop Top


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Love crop tops? Consider a simple but vibrant pick with those trusty high-waisted skinny jeans.

4. Slouchy Blazer


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If you're going for a layered look and it's a bit chilly, toss on a lightweight, slouchy blazer.

5. Oversize Tee


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It may seem like a no-brainer, but a T-shirt and skinnies just work. The trick is opting for a boxier cut and tucking it in for a modern silhouette.

Next, check out more denim trends worth trying this season.

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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 retailers 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.