Jeans are a wardrobe staple no matter the season, so denim is in rotation year-round. Whether your go-to jeans are a pair of high-rise vintage Levi’s you scored at a flea market or something more playful like a '2000s flare, if you’re anything like me, jeans are most likely the building blocks for the majority of your outfits. Since the item receives so much attention throughout the year, it’s only natural to run out of outfit combinations and wear the same looks on repeat.

To ensure you’re set with the coolest new ways to style your jeans this summer, I’m sharing all the popular trends you can pair with the denim staple. From the popular grandma trend every girl is wearing on vacation to menswear-inspired silhouettes, keep reading for ideas on how to update your denim look this summer. See and shop the coolest summer trends to style with your jeans below.

Bikini Tops

You probably have your swimsuits on deck for the season ahead, so if you're feeling brave wear it sans matching bottom with a pair of jeans. Some may call it risky, others will call it how to deal with 90-degree weather

Shirred Blouses

Fashion girls have been opting for shirred and ruched blouses the past few seasons, but the trend is more popular than ever right now. In my book, I may even consider them a wardrobe basic. They pair easily with jeans, and all you really need is a few additional accessories to step things up.


Baby Tees

This Y2K style emerged last year and it's still every fashion girl's go-to casual look of choice in 2021. Brands like Marc Jacobs and Realisation have released multiple kitschy cute designs that have pretty much reached "cult" status.

Oversized Button-Ups

I love button-ups over dresses or seeing them paired with matching shorts, but my favorite (and the most effortless) look has to be with jeans. Whether you wear them as is or layered over a top, it's a no-brainer outfit.

Crochet Everything

You know we love a good grandma trend, and crochet is the one we can't seem to get enough of this season. Whether it's a cardigan, tank top, or bikini—the options are endless.