You know, for something that was once so easy to pinpoint on a timeline, denim has become deceptively diverse – and, as if by magic, this season’s styles are more varied than ever.

Our jeans have become so much more than a basic bottom – they’re an essential element of our wardrobes which survive without seasonal dictations and tiring trends.

So it’s rather fitting that this season’s key looks should be so versatile.

From high-waisted flares that scream Seventies insouciance to skinny rock crops and crayola colours that add a playful preppiness, we’ve compiled our essential guide to summer denim.

See below for fashion’s favourite styles, we challenge you not to find one you love…

 

The 70s flare

High waisted, wide-legged and ever-flattering, the Seventies flare is your fast-track to low glamour this summer.

MiH Jeans Marrakesh kick flares in Shaw, £168 £117, available at Matches. BUY NOW!
7 For All Mankind Georgia flare, £199 £139, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!
Reiss Birkin kick flare, £89, available at Reiss. BUY NOW!

 

The skinny crop

Classic but boasting a cool-girl edge, second-skin denim with a subtle flash of ankle is a fresh way to work a rock ‘n’ roll staple.

MiH Jeans breathless skinny crop, $233, available at J.Crew. BUY NOW!
Moto black Leigh skinny jeans, £36, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!
D&G ankle length jeans, £170 £119, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!

 

The crop flare

Want the best of both worlds? The crop flare is the consequence of what happens when you throw the first two together – a slim fit with a slight kick flare cropped to the ankle – and it’s surprisingly versatile.

J Brand Gigi cropped flare, £189, available at MyTheresa. BUY NOW!
Levis Slight Curve skinny jeans, £90, available at Matches. BUY NOW!
MiH Paris cropped slim leg jean, £143 £100, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!

 

The boyfriend jean

Thank god for slouchy denim on downtown days. Comfortable and cool, feminise yours with rolled-up bottoms and ballet flats.

MiH Jeans London Boy boyfriend jean, $249, available at J.Crew. BUY NOW!
Current/Elliot ‘The Roller’ boyfriend jean, £230, available at Donna Ida. BUY NOW!
Slim boy jean in beach comb wash, $98, available at J.Crew. BUY NOW!

 

The coloured skinnies

In case you hadn’t realised, everyone’s wearing coloured denim, thanks to Isabel Marant and her signature splashes of red and pastel pink. Cute and playful, it’s the perfect way to wear pretty Parisan chic.

Current/Elliot Ladybug red skinny jeans, £185, available at my-wardrobe.com. BUY NOW!
J Brand mid-rise jean in light pink, £205, available at Matches. BUY NOW!
Moto peach classic skinny jeans, £40, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!

 

The summer white

Avoid white washes at your peril – they’re classic, crisp and completely on side for summer.

J Brand Bette flares, £255, available at Donna Ida. BUY NOW!
Citizens of Humanity Ava straight leg jeans, £189, available at MyTheresa. BUY NOW!
MiH Jeans Paris white skinny jeans, £145, available at Matches. BUY NOW!

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