It's Official: Everyone's Wearing These 8 Summer Trends With Jeans

Jeans are a wardrobe staple no matter the season, so denim is in rotation year-round. Whether your go-to jeans are a pair of high-rise vintage Levi’s you scored at a flea market or something more playful like a '2000s flare, if you’re anything like me, jeans are most likely the building blocks for the majority of your outfits. Since the item receives so much attention throughout the year, it’s only natural to run out of outfit combinations and wear the same looks on repeat.

To ensure you’re set with the coolest new ways to style your jeans this summer, I’m sharing all the popular trends you can pair with the denim staple. From the popular grandma trend every girl is wearing on vacation to menswear-inspired silhouettes, keep reading for ideas on how to update your denim look this summer. See and shop the coolest summer trends to style with your jeans below.

Bikini Tops


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You probably have your swimsuits on deck for the season ahead, so if you're feeling brave wear it sans matching bottom with a pair of jeans. Some may call it risky, others will call it how to deal with 90-degree weather.

Shirred Blouses


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Fashion girls have been opting for shirred and ruched blouses the past few seasons, but the trend is more popular than ever right now. In my book, I may even consider them a wardrobe basic. They pair easily with jeans, and all you really need is a few additional accessories to step things up.

Baby Tees


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This Y2K style emerged last year and it's still every fashion girl's go-to casual look of choice in 2021. Brands like Marc Jacobs and Realisation have released multiple kitschy cute designs that have pretty much reached "cult" status.

Oversized Button-Ups


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I love button-ups over dresses or seeing them paired with matching shorts, but my favorite (and the most effortless) look has to be with jeans. Whether you wear them as is or layered over a top, it's a no-brainer outfit.

Crochet Everything


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You know we love a good grandma trend, and crochet is the one we can't seem to get enough of this season. Whether it's a cardigan, tank top, or bikini—the options are endless.



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We have to admit, clogs are growing on us. it may not be for everyone, but they're comfortable and will add a unique touch to any look. We particularly loved them paired with loose-fitted denim.

Funky Printed Tops


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If you don't yet own a funky printed top, now's the time to buy one. It's an easy way to make a statement without really trying. No matter how wild the print, it'll always go with jeans, so why not make your morning dressing easy?

Modern Corsets


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While the more costume-like corset came to trend for a little bit, it's the modernized version of corset tops that are here to stay. Brands like Miauu and Dion Le have reinvented the trend into a chic silhouette that can be worn every day.

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.