Style Guide: How To Wear Denim During the Scorching Days of Summer

Although denim is a wardrobe essential for every season, this traditionally heavy fabric can be difficult to wear during the long, hot days of summer. But don't give up! There are easy ways to integrate this fashion fave into your warm weather outfits. Keep reading to get some inspiration on how to pull off denim even when it's over 90 degrees. 


Distressed boyfriend jeans tend to be a loose style in lighter weight denim, so enjoy wearing these without getting too hot. Combine yours with a structured top or tank to refine this look. Jane's outfit is a great way to beat the heat at work this summer.

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Fit Fab Fun Mom

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Distressed Boyfriend Jeans | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. CURRENT/ELLIOTT Distressed Boyfriend Jeans 2. SIGNATURE Silk Cami 3. TOPSHOP Satin Pyjama Jacket 4. CHRISTIAN DIOR Aviator Sunglasses 5. JANE BASCH Pendant Necklace 6. JUNIOR BP. Crossover Ring 7. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 8. GUCCI Block-Heel Pump 9. KATE SPADE Faux Pearl Stud Earrings



My favorite way to wear denim in the summer is white jeans. In fact, once the temps begin to rise, you can bet on seeing these as part of my daily uniform! I love to pair bright white, skin tight jeans with a girly blouse or top. While summer days can be extremely hot, nights can be surprisingly chilly, so add a denim jacket into the mix in a light color. I may love a good skinny, but Jessie's variation with a slight flare is definitely inspiring me to try this cut out! 

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Seams for a Desire

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | White Jeans, Denim Top and Jacket | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. FRAME Flare Jeans 2. THE GREAT Cotton-chambray Top 3. EVEN&ODD Denim Jacket 4. EUGENIA KIM Fedora 5. KATE SPADE Bracelet Watch 6. MEL BOTERI Taupe Snake Print Emmy Convertible Clutch 7. WWAKE Rings 8. GIANVITO ROSSI Suede Pumps



A denim dress is a perfect way to expose your sun-kissed skin this summer. Look for a shirt or shift dress to give you added comfort. You can accessorize it in numerous ways, with heels, flats or sandals to cover the entire fashion registry from casual dinner to office attire. Jenna's look is a great summer, denim go-to! 

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Visions of Vogue

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Denim Dress | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. SPLENDID Denim Shirt Dress 2. LE SPECS Cat Eye Sunglasses 3. TIFFANY & CO Chain Gold Bracelet 4. TIFFANY & CO T Wire Rose Gold Bracelet 5. TIFFANY & CO Wire White Gold Bracelet 6. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Kat Tote 7. LAFONN Ring and Band 8. SOLE SOCIETY Espadrille Wedges



A denim romper can become the centerpiece of a casual summer look. Not to be confused with a pair of overalls, a romper does not need the added coverage of a shirt or bralette underneath. Take a style cue from Elshane, and add a fun jacket or platform shoe to give this look some personality.

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Elshane’s World

Summer Chic: Denim in Hot Weather | Denim Romper | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. SPLENDID Washed-denim Playsuit 2. STEVE J & YONI P Tweed and Denim Jacket 3. FENDI Sunglasses 4. TORY BURCH Bracelet Watch 5. MEL BOTERI Sunglow Yellow Lola Small Shoulder Bag Python 6. TORY BURCH Wrap Ring 7. FENDI Color-block Sandals


There you have it folks! My tips, tricks & styles for how to stay chic and cool this summer while wearing your favorite denim.

Be sure to join me next week for what NOT to wear during a first date. And in the meantime, please leave your comments below or email us directly at if you have any specific style questions and/or ideas for topics you would like for us to cover. 


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