Cute Summer Outfits For Unapologetic Denim Lovers

All it takes is one whiff of summer air and bam! — everyone's back to sporting the hot-weather silhouette of two years ago (ahem, looking at you, off-the-shoulder dress). As tempting as it is to fall back on old faves, allow us to persuade you to try some of the current trends on our radar before you go resuscitating those better left, well, forgotten. But don't worry, we'll go easy on you — introducing only the most approachable fashions that'll suit just about everyone.
In our curated mix, you'll see plenty of It prints like micro florals and fruit-filled patterns, a sneaker trend Instagram is already obsessing over, plus season-appropriate denim to go with each look courtesy of AG. Other highlights include two-tone swimwear we can't wait to debut and debatably the cutest accessory of the season: the beaded bag. See what else we're hoping will eclipse the little blue dress in the slides ahead.
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Fruity Florals
One way to switch things up from your go-to floral prints this season is to track one down that has a little somethin' extra, like fruit motifs. We love this berry- and flower-patterned jumpsuit and think it's perfect for a farmers' market run with flatform espadrilles, a white denim jacket, and a statement top-handle bag.
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Leggy '80s Swimwear
Turns out one-piece swimsuits aren't as modest as you thought, thanks to the latest silhouette that features ultra-high side seams to show off some major leg. Try the style in an equally trendy two-tone colorblocked option with simple pool slides and a checkered beaded bag to be the flyest girl at the beach.
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Dad Sneakers
From the looks of our Instagram feeds, chunky sneakers are here to stay. The good news, though, is that they're really, really comfortable and come in seemingly infinite colorways. Give these rose-gold sneaks a femme spin by pairing them with a denim and kimono duo that feels elevated but not too fancy. Add a structured leather bag and minimal accessories, and you're ready to roll.
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White Denim
This is the season to stop second-guessing yourself and finally embrace white bottoms — one of summer's biggest trends. We suggest starting out with a weekend-appropriate white-denim getup that can also serve as the foundation of many tropical-getaway looks to come. Up the saturation factor of the light pants with a bright top, such as this one-shoulder pink number, then layer in vacation-inspired accessories like Grecian sandals, a straw bag, and a rainbow tassel necklace.
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Prairie Tops
The blouse situation this season is very promising, thanks to an influx of ruched, ruffled tops that are irresistibly sweet. Dress it up with cool-girl essentials like light-wash denim, mules, and silver hoop earrings. A round tote in a pastel color pop complements the soft blue in the blouse and jeans.
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