Fashion Friday: Denim for Summer

Thanks to Stephanie, who likes to keep me stocked with Fashion Friday ideas, I’m dedicating today’s Fashion Friday to my first love: DENIM. (Stephanie suggested that I discuss denim for summer.)

Here in the northeast, we have some sweltering days and some cooler days. The mid-day temperatures range anywhere from 65 degrees to 95 so denim certainly has a place in the summer wardrobe here in PA.

My very favorite piece of denim in the summertime is a denim jacket. I love to throw on a denim jacket over a tank top and a colorful skirt. In fact, this time last year I wrote a post all about how to wear a denim jacket and I photographed a few different outfits using a denim jacket as a fashion accessory. I just like the casual, edgy vibe that a denim jacket gives to an otherwise conservative outfit. When shopping for a denim jacket, the key is to get something with a flattering shape through the waist, like this one at Old Navy.

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White denim is always a great way to bring denim into the summer months. I’ve had a white denim jacket for years, and I often pair it with khaki cargo cropped pants or cotton skirts. But this year I bought two pair of white jeans — a pair of cropped skinny jeans that I got on sale at the Gap, and then another pair of boot cut jeans that were a bit more of an investment.

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I’ve been wearing them every chance I get.  I like the cropped jeans for casual daytime wear and the boot cut jeans for dressing up in the evenings. (The secret, by the way, to keeping your dignity when wearing white pants is to wear undergarments that match your skin tone.)

Of course, good old fashioned blue denim is perfectly appropriate for summertime.  I practically live in my jean shorts and cropped jeans in the summer.

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I even wear my black jeans for an occasional night out.

At the moment I don’t have a jean skirt, but that’s always a nice way to bring denim into the summer months and not roast while you’re at it. This white denim mini skirt from the LOFT is adorable.

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How about you? How do you wear denim in the summertime?

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For more fashion talk, head on over to the Fashion Friday headquarters at Big Mama‘s place.  I am so glad to see that she is taking a stand against the return of the romper as a fashion trend.

Do you have a Fashion Friday post? I asked Big Mama if she’d mind if I put up a Linky, and she said to go right ahead.  I’ve noticed that some of you are hopping on board the Fashion Friday train, and I’d love to see your posts!  (Please be sure to link directly to your post, not to the main page of your blog.)

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In case you’re interested, here are some of the weekend deals at 6pm.com:

5/28-5/30: Privo select styles $19.95 or less!
5/28-5/30: Nine West select styles $24.95!

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