Best summer denim on the high street

Think you can’t wear denim in summer? Think again. Lightweight fabrications in summery cuts and breezy shapes are an ideal summer staple, not least because it’s a timeless look that you can bring out year after year.

From blouses, dresses and jackets to skirts, shorts and even shoes, denim is a failsafe style that’s perfect for those days when you want a casual daytime look that’s both easy and classic in equal measure.

We’ve found our favourite summer denim pieces on the high street right now and lots of our picks can double up as transitional pieces for wearing in spring and autumn too, meaning you’ll get your costs-per-wear in.

Even better news is that lots of our picks below are in the sales right now with lots of sizes still available – with options from £12, there’s something for all budgets in our summer denim round up.

Some highlights include Nobody’s Child’s floral printed ecru denim jacket – perfect for those cooler summer days (it is Britain after all) – H&M’s and & Other Stories’ longer length Bermuda-style denim shorts – the only length of short to be wearing this summer – and Next has a fabulous array of lightweight Tencel denim dresses that are perfect for packing on holiday.

Best summer denim

ecru denim dress

Sosandar Denim Shirt Dress, £75, Next

denim bermuda shorts
orange jeans

The Marine Straight Jeans, £32.99, ZARA

grey denim blouse

Denim Regular Fit 3/4 Sleeve Blouse, £23 (was £29.50), M&S

floral denim jacket
Nobody’s Child

Cropped Printed Jacket, £30 (was £59), Nobody’s Child

denim midi dress
John Lewis

Albaray Denim Apron Midi Dress, £89, John Lewis

denim espadrilles
Oliver Bonas

Manebi Hamptons Denim Blue Espadrilles, £78 (was £98), Oliver Bonas

black denim shorts

Straight denim shorts, £25.99, Mango

denim culottes

Mantaray Denim Wide Leg Culotte, £28 (was £35), Debenhams

denim mini skirt
& Other Stories

Buttoned Denim Mini Skirt, £45, & Other Stories

denim tiered dress

Blue TENCEL™ Plait Neck Tiered Midi Summer Dress, £34, Next

frill collar denim jacket

Collar detail denim jacket, £99, Whistles

denim Bermuda shorts
& Other Stories

Wide Denim Culottes, £65, & Other Stories

denim jumpsuit

V-neck denim jumpsuit, £24.99, H&M

denim frill dress

Blue Tencel™ Ruffle Hem Dress, £35, Next

denim playsuit

Denim cotton jumpsuit, £35.99, Mango

cut-out denim dress

Cut-out denim dress, £45.99, ZARA

denim midi skirt

Slit denim skirt, £29.99, Mango