The Summer Style Guide
A stunning pair of designer skinny jeans will last a lifetime, instantly elevating your summer wardrobe. Close-fitting and flattering, skinny jeans are a timeless jean style for a fresh chic look that will keep you cool and sophisticated all summer long.
Read on to discover our favourite summer skinny jean styles from Trilogy’s collection of women’s designer denim.
Can you wear skinny jeans in the summer?
With slim lines and a sleek fit, skinny jeans are perfect for summer styling. They are incredibly versatile and add a smart touch to any casual outfit. Complement a chic pair of skinny jeans with a relaxed tee, floaty blouse, or any tried and true summertime essentials.
From cool cropped styles to skinny jeans in crisp white denim, we pick some of our favourite summer styles below.
High-waisted skinny jeans
High-waisted skinnies evoke a hip ‘70s style with a contemporary twist. The form-fitting silhouette elongates your legs, sitting at the small of the waist and designed to cut off at the ankle for a super-leggy look.
Designer high-waisted skinny jeans, such as FRAME’s Le High Skinny Jean, are a great option for the summer. Simply tuck a tank into your high-rise skinnies and throw on a structured blazer for an elevated daytime outfit.
Cropped skinny jeans
Cropped skinny jeans give a flattering shape to the legs with a fresh fit that finishes just above the ankles. This style is incredibly versatile and can be effortlessly matched with all your favourite summertime footwear. Cropped skinnies won’t bunch up when wearing a pair of trainers and are a fantastic option for a summer stroll or layered with a longline jacket and sophisticated mules for a late summer evening.
Light wash skinny jeans
Lighten up your summer skinny jeans with designer light wash denim. The faded blue wash will bring a fresh and youthful touch to your wardrobe, and high-quality denim will keep you looking stylish and feeling comfortable all season long. Pair with a flowy blouse and your favourite sandals for a boho-chic look.
White skinny jeans
White skinny jeans are a must-have for summer. They're crisp, clean, and add a sense of sophistication to your summer wardrobe. AG’s mid-rise Prima jeans are a Trilogy favourite, updated for the season with a subtle crop and pure white denim. This summer denim flaunts a slim-straight style that are more relaxed at the ankle - a subtler alternative to skinny jeans. Opt for a breezy blouse and some wedges for a chic and effortless outfit to suit any occasion.
Stretch denim skinny jeans
For skinnies that are both fashionable and functional, stretch denim is a must-have. Super-stretch skinny jeans are crafted from high-quality denim that flatters your figure while providing carefree movement and comfort. They are easily dressed up or down and are perfectly complemented by trainers or slides for an off-duty, laid-back vibe.
Pair your skinnies with a bodysuit
Create a sleek, streamlined silhouette this summer by pairing your skinny jeans with a bodysuit. Build a bold look by choosing a bodysuit with a pop of colour or pattern, or choose an off-shoulder or cut-out style in a more neutral shade.
Pair with a crop top and sandals
For a classic summertime look, pair your skinny jeans with a crop top and a pair of casual sandals. This look is effortlessly stylish for a day out with friends, and is easily elevated with a bright, feminine top with graceful details such as a collar with decorative buttons or puff sleeves.
Pair with a white blouse
Opt for a white blouse, a pair of strappy sandals, and some statement earrings for a chic evening out in your skinny jeans. The lightweight material of the blouse will keep you cool and comfortable, and tucking into skinny jeans adds a touch of sophistication and style.
Pair with a slouchy blazer
For a smart casual look, wear your skinny jeans with a slouchy blazer. Opt for a lightweight fabric to keep you feeling cool and relaxed, and choose a blazer ina bright colour to match the summery feel. An oversized linen blazer in a stunning pink or green will look fantastic worn over a pair of mid-wash skinnies. This outfit is perfect for a casual lunch with friends or a day at the office. Finish the look with a pair of loafers or sandals.
How to wear skinny jeans in the summer
Wear cropped or cuffed skinny jeans
Skinny jeans are a form-fitting denim style, and a cropped cut will make all the difference on a hot summer day. They allow your legs to breathe whilstshowing off your favourite summer footwear. If your favourite pair of skinny jeans feature a longer inseam, simply roll up the hem to expose your ankles. This technique is another great solution for keeping you cool during the summer months while adding a touch of style.
Wear stretch denim
Look for skinny jeans made from stretch denim for a flexible and breathable feel on hotter days. They keep you comfortable while providing a flattering, fitted look. Ensure your stretch skinnies are made of high-quality denim for a pair that will last you past the summer. For the perfect summertime fit, book a denim consultation with Trilogy.
Choose a lighter wash
Lighter-wash denim is perfect for hot summer days when you want to stay cool and comfortable. They better match the summer season whereas darker washes may weigh you down.
What shoes to wear with skinny jeans in the summer?
Choosing the right pair of shoes can make all the difference in both style and comfort when styling your skinny jeans in the summer. Ballet flats are a classic shoe option that can easily add a feminine touch to the skinny silhouette. For a more sophisticated look, flat mules perfectly complement a pair of designer skinnies and will elevate your outfit while still providing comfort. For a sporty summer flair, opt for white trainers with a pair of cropped skinny jeans.