Denim is seasonless but works in cycles: We fall for flares in the spring, cut off the hem for the summer, rekindle our skinny-jean flame for autumn, and layer tights and leggings under our relaxed-fit styles in the winter. Our appreciation for and everyday wear of denim, however, is limited mainly to trousers (save for the layer-able jacket that lives under all of our coats from October to April).
On especially sticky days like these, when we can't bear the thought of peeling off our jeans and shorts at the end of a long, sweaty day, we look for many (breathable) alternatives outside of the pants category to quench our indigo thirst. And the market isn't lacking: There's everything from dresses to tops (not chambray shirts, but actual 100% cotton tops) to bucket hats — no joke. Denim is working overtime for that most-versatile-material crown. And we need to give credit where credit is due: Ahead, we found 33 awesome ways to wear denim that aren't jeans.