Summer Jeans You’ll Want to Wear

Summer Jeans Outfit with White Linen button down shirt

As a self-professed denim lover, you won’t be surprised to know that I like wearing summer jeans too – after all, one’s heart doesn’t just change with the seasons. And while I’m forced to wear shorts and dresses in the summer months (thank goodness for these trendy organic cotton denim shorts), I still always have a pair (or two) of looser jeans I can happily wear in the summer.

Summer Jeans Outfit with White Linen button down shirt

Summer Jeans

Here are a few things to note about summer jeans. First, they really can’t be super tight. You have to have some room for a cool breeze (or a well placed A/C vent) to stay cool. I often have a rather loose pair and a more tailored option. These amazing sustainable jeans are my tailored pants for the summer!

The second thing I like to look for in summer jeans is a shorter hem. Most “cropped” jeans are only just on me – coming to my ankle because my legs aren’t very long. I love an ankle length pant, so this is fine. This also lets me roll up my jeans (a nice, even cuff) without too much bulk, which is another mainstay for me.

And because I like to wear things season to season, these have also been great in my last two spring capsule wardrobe essentials.

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What Shoes to Wear with Cropped Jeans?

This really depends on the shoe. You can see here that I’m wearing a very low heeled sandal. I’ve also worn these with my Sarah Flint wedges (see them in this summer dress outfit – perfect for 80° and up), but with those wedges, I often cuff the jeans a bit.

So, really, you can wear any shoe – sneaker to heel with cropped jeans. For the most part, I’d avoid anything higher than an ankle strap unless it fits nicely under your jeans as a wider leg doesn’t tuck in well.

Summer Jeans Outfit with White Linen button down shirt

Summer Jeans Outfit Details

Learn more about sustainable jeans brands! Looking for a similar outfit that slightly more elevated? Try this white shirt with khaki pants as well as this green chinos outfit inspiration!

Sustainable Fashion

Want more sustainable fashion? One of the best ways to live sustainably is to rewear pieces again and again!

Check out these black leather jacket outfits, poncho outfits, what to wear with linen pants for day to night, and 4 ways to wear a black button down!

You’ll also want to check out this list of second hand clothing from brands you love, my tips for creating (and maintaining) a minimalist wardrobe, why you should always buy quality clothes (because then you’ll always have something to wear), and these stylish and sustainable shoe companies!

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