Shake up your denim collection and relax your silhouette this summer with boyfriend jeans - an essential for your sunny weather wardrobe.
This versatile denim style is a classic summer staple, offering a flattering chilled-out look that’ll keep you cool and comfortable all summer long.
In this style guide, we share style tips for wearing boyfriend jeans in the summer and feature some of our favourite summer boyfriend jeans outfits.
How to style boyfriend jeans in the summer
With an incredibly versatile design, boyfriend jeans are ideal for summer thanks to their slightly relaxed, slouchy fit. They give a roomier, laid-back feel and often sit mid to low on the waist.
Whether you’re looking for a slimmer, flattering design or a looser, light denim fit, explore Trilogy’s collection of designer boyfriend jeans and the most popular summer styles below.
Low-rise boyfriend jeans
The epitome of laid-back luxe, low-rise boyfriend jeans sit a little lower and hug the hips, giving an elongated effect to the torso. This low-rise look complements a looser boyfriend fit well, creating the perfect contrast when paired with statement accessories.
Designer boyfriend jeans, such as the Citizens Of Humanity Neve Low Slung Relaxed Jean, sit right on the hips and fall into a classic straight fit. For a casual, chic look, pair these relaxed boyfriend jeans with an eye-catching tank top or a lightweight blouse.
90s boyfriend jeans
With a faded wash and a slightly higher rise, ’90s boyfriend jeans are the perfect vintage-inspired jean style to add to your summer wardrobe. The flattering silhouette complements the lighter wash and emulates the loose and slouchy style of the decade. Pair these loose-fit boyfriend jeans with sophisticated heels and a fitted designer top for a subtle edge.
Cropped boyfriend jeans
Cropped boyfriend jeans are a practical, fresh take on the original design. Find a pair that hit just above your ankle so you can showcase a statement heel or trainer. Our Citizens Of Humanity Emerson boyfriend jean is a much-loved favourite, featuring a flattering silhouette, slim fit and a cropped leg.
White boyfriend jeans
White denim makes any outfit look instantly sleek. With mid rise and optional cuffed hem, the FRAME Le Garcon Boyfriend Jean in Blanc can add a further touch of sophistication to your summer wardrobe. Go tonal by pairing an oversized white shirt with your white boyfriend jeans - a stunning look for the summer.
Light blue boyfriend jeans
Perfect for a casual weekend look, light blue boyfriend jeans are vintage-inspired and effortlessly cool. An ultra-light wash will highlight your designer jeans and can be easily styled with a classic tee and some slide-on sandals.
Distressed boyfriend jeans
Distressed denim perfectly complements the relaxed boyfriend silhouette for a casual look. This MOTHER Tomcat boyfriend jean is a contemporary must-have for your summer wardrobe. Juxtapose the distressed denim with a structured blazer and some sleek gold jewellery for a smart evening look. Alternatively, balance out the silhouette by pairing with a fitted, lightweight top.
Designer boyfriend jeans give a relaxed look that is easily dressed up or down for any occasion. Subtle styling touches go a long way - add flair with accessories, roll up your denim, and play around with half-tucks and cuffing your designer shirts.
Here are Trilogy’s top style tips for wearing your boyfriend jeans in the summer.
Pair with a tee and trainers
For a casual and comfortable summertime look, pair your boyfriend jeans with a designer t-shirt and stylish trainers - this look works well with a pair of distressed or light wash boyfriend jeans. AG’s Ex Boyfriend Slim Jean features a slightly tapered leg opening that can be easily cuffed for an off-duty summertime look.
Pair with a lightweight trench
Lightweight trench coats are a perfect throw-on layer over boyfriend jeans for cooler summer evenings. A beige or khaki trench brings a sophisticated edge, especially paired with some statement heels.
Pair with a cropped corset or cut-out tank top
For a statement evening look, pair your boyfriend jeans with a cropped corset or statement tank top. The fitted style of the tank will instantly elevate your relaxed boyfriend jeans for an edgy, chic combination, especially when styled with some strappy sandals or heels.
Tips for wearing boyfriend jeans in the summer
Opt for high-quality denim
Investing in high quality denim is key when looking for boyfriend jeans for summer. Look for sturdy stitching, comfortable and durable denim, and fabric that is light to mid-weight.
Pair with breathable fabrics
Lighten up your summer outfit by pairing your boyfriend jeans with breathable fabrics. Opt for flowy or airy tops made from natural fibres like organic cotton or linen. These fabrics will allow air to circulate, keeping you cool on warmer summer days.
Opt for cropped or distressed for more breathability
If you want even more breathability, build your summer outfit around a distressed or cropped pair of boyfriend jeans. Distressed and cropped jeans allow air in and keep you cool and comfortable with the loose boyfriend fit.