Even in Summer, You Just Can’t Beat Jeans and a Nice Top

May 18, 2021 at 06:02AM

There’s one outfit that people of every fashion disposition have come to rely on. It’s ageless, always looks effortless, and will serve you well for a multitude of occasions. The headline already gave it away, but we are, of course, talking about jeans and nice tops. However, this combination needn’t be reserved for the cooler months. In fact, a host of our favourite influencers have given the ensemble a warm-weather overhaul by pairing tops typically worn in the summertime with their favourite year-round jeans.

Seeing as we live in Britain, we reckon this is a sensible outfit to wear on the days when the weather forecast is changeable at best. So keep scrolling to see eight excellent examples of summer tops to wear with jeans.

Style Notes: Off-the-shoulder tops are the epitome of summer style. Give them an edge like Anne-Laure Mais did with bleached denim and stark-black accessories.

Style Notes: Top-to-toe white never fails to look chic, as evidenced by Hannah Crosskey’s ensemble. Complete this summer outfit by accessorising with a basket bag and strappy mules.

Style Notes: Wrap dresses are all the rage right now, and it seems the silhouette is slowly taking over the blouse scene, too. Look for styles with flounced sleeves, and then mirror them with kick-flare blues, just like Ada Oguntodu did.

Style Notes: Give a silk camisole a cool spin with a pair of ripped jeans for the perfect high-low combination. Throw in a snake-print bag like Sabina Socol did for extra summer 2019 kudos. 


Style Notes: Of course, our resident columnist Monikh is ahead of the halter-neck trend. Keep the look relaxed by leaving your top untucked and opting for straight-leg jeans. Finish with raffia accessories.

Style Notes: Lucy Williams is a master at giving polished pieces a downtime spin. Case in point? Her sheer polka-dot top and vintage-wash skinny jeans. Add an oversize watch and layered necklaces for a true Williams homage.

We have a hunch that bandeau tops are going to make a comeback this season. Offset their streamlined fit with a pair of volumised, barrel-leg jeans. 

Wide-leg jeans are trending right now, so it makes sense to pair them with summer’s number one top: a crop top with a tie waist. 

Opening Image: @annelauremais

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Author Maxine Eggenberger | Whowhatwear
Selected by CWC

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