If you’re a true denim fan, then it may not matter to you that jeans and hot weather aren’t the most comfortable match. There are plenty of women who are willing to experiment with new prints or try out the summer’s latest trends — but aren’t willing to put their jeans away for the summer. Fortunately, there are plenty of lightweight jeans that can make your denim habit a lot more comfortable during the hottest months of the year.
It doesn’t matter whether you favor tight skinny jeans or looser boyfriend jeans. There’s definitely a pair of lighter, more comfortable jeans out there that’s perfect for you. Trading in a stiff and heavy denim for something softer and lighter is practically guaranteed to keep you comfortable for the remainder summer. And with the styles ahead, there’s a cut and a color for everyone.
1. FRAME Le High lightweight jeans
If you’re ready for a casual summer, FRAME’s lightweight, faded skinny jeans may be the perfect addition to your denim lineup. This high-waisted style is wildly flattering, and features light whiskering and fading for that well-loved look. Additionally, the denim used for the jeans is 67.5% cotton, 26% Tercel, 5% polyester, and 1.5% elastane for a soft feel.
2. 7 For All Mankind stretch skinny jeans
If a dark skinny jean is your go-to, even in the summer, then try “The Skinny” stretch jeans from 7 For All Mankind. They’re constructed of lightweight, stretchy denim that’ll make it easy to move around and stay cool even on your most active days. This denim is 98% cotton and 2% spandex, which keeps the skinny silhouette both comfortable and stylish.
3. Joe’s “Cool Off” lightweight jeans
While you might think that going for a light, 100% cotton denim is the way to go for summer, Joe’s “Cool Off” ankle-length skinny jeans prove that that’s not the only approach. These jeans are constructed of a lightweight stretch denim blend, which combines cotton with CoolMax polyester. The idea is that the fabric wicks moisture away from your skin — which sounds just as cool as that faded grey wash looks.
4. J Brand low-rise skinny jeans
Even black jeans are very wearable in the summer if you opt for the right denim. In this case, that’s J Brand’s low-rise skinny jeans, a style that may just be our favorite pair of lightweight jeans. Despite the dark color, they’re super lightweight and comfortably stretchy, thanks to the perfect blend of 92.5% cotton, 5% polyester, and 2.5% elastane. If you’re at a loss as to how to style a pair of black jeans in the middle of summer, just think simple. How about a striped tee, or even a plain white v-neck?
5. Rag & Bone Dre
If you prefer a boyfriend fit to a skinny jean, then Rag & Bone’s Dre may be your perfect pair of lightweight jeans. The style offers a relatively slim boyfriend cut, which is easy to style whether you always prefer a straight-cut jean or are just trying it out to survive the heat. These jeans are constructed of a cotton-poly blend denim, and feature cuffs that are easy to roll up for a laid-back look.
6. Ralph Lauren slim boyfriend jeans
Another distinctive take on the boyfriend jean is Ralph Lauren’s Astor slim boyfriend jean. These jeans are made from a lightweight right-hand twill, which is then ripped and distressed for a very lived-in and well-loved look. These aren’t the kind of jeans that you can get away with wearing out to dinner with your mother, but they’re perfect for casual days and comfortable outfits.
7. AG Janis flare jeans
For the truly bold, AG’s Janis flare jeans combine two distinctive denim styles into one white, flared jean. They’re constructed of a very lightweight and very stretchy denim that’s comprised of 50% cotton, 41% lyocell, 7% polyester, and 2% polyurethane. Which means that you can concentrate on keeping those white jeans clean instead of worrying about how they feel.