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Denim is getting a second chance this summer. While up until now we relegated our skinny, boyfriend fit and flared staples until September's cooler days came calling, 7 for All Mankind is redefining the versatility and creativity the fabric can offer year-round. With the help of their in-house Denim Expert, we explore four ways to wear denim this season. Whether cooling down in a whitewash, going short or cropped, or simply opting for slimming flares or bootcuts that allow statement tops and t-shirts to shine, it's time to rethink all that denim can do.

1. White or Light Jeans?

Not only is it the quintessential summer colour, white clothes reflect the sun's heat to help keep our bodies cool, says The Denim Expert. "Whites and bleached washes are the ultimate summer staples. Fresh, easy, and infinitely versatile." Try 7 For All Mankind's Modern Straight High-Rise Cropped Jeans made with their classic cotton stretch fabric - the whiskering on the straight leg offers a laid-back, worn-in look that's perfect for daywear. While the Billie High Rise Relaxed Leg Raw Shorts are high-rise with relaxed leg making them perfect for tucking summer t-shirts into.

Styles to look out for: The Modern Straight High-Rise Cropped Jeans, Billie High Rise Relaxed Leg Raw Shorts.

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2. Cropped or Jogger?

"A cropped jean or jogger are perfect for relaxed summer days. It's all about proportion," says The Denim Expert. "A cropped jean with bare ankles and open sandals feels appropriate for summer." The Logan Stovepipe fits the bill completely. 7 for All Mankind's Utility Denim Jogger is also a grown-up take on the leisurewear trend. Spun from soft-stretch cotton and cut to a slim fit for optimum breathability, they’re made to be paired with a simple t-shirt, tank, or light linen blazer and offer effortless off-duty luxe.

Styles to look out for: The Dylan, Utility Denim Joggers, The Logan Stovepipe.

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3. Go Shorty?

The s-word commonly evokes a marmite reaction, but The Denim Expert encourages everyone to find their perfect short match this summer. "There is a style for everyone, from high-waisted and cut-offs to a low-rise Bermuda. Fits can be slim, relaxed, low-slung, worn in high, mid, and low rises. It's about trying a few different shapes and finding the one that makes you feel the most comfortable." The Billie High Rise Distressed Denim Shorts are made with stretch cotton to sit high-rise on the waist before falling to a relaxed leg for a flattering silhouette. "Pair with a striped t-shirt, tailored blazer, and delicate accessories to instantly feel chic and sophisticated."

Styles to look out for: The Billie in white or blue denim with short and long leg.

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4. Bootcut or Flare?

Those who may have shied away from the flared look until now are invited to reconsider the statement jean this summer. The Bootcut has made a comeback over the last number of seasons with a feeling for early 2000s nostalgia, while the Alexa High-Rise Flared Cropped Jean incorporates just the right amount of 1970s cool with its flared leg and faded denim finish. The exposed buttons make for a boho finish, sitting high on the waist with subtle whisking and frayed cropped cuffs. "Anything that feels effortless, relaxed, and doesn't cling to the body is perfect for summer," says The Denim Expert. "A more generous jean width calls for a slimline top, perhaps even a gathered sleeve which looks elegant when paired with an oversized linen blazer."

Styles to look out for: The Alexa, The Bootcut.

Whatever way you wear it, there is more to be explored when it comes to denim than ever before. "That's the beauty of it," concludes The Denim Expert. "You can totally change the look and feel by mixing your styling pieces." Time to get experimenting; your seasonless wardrobe staple is waiting.




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