3 Fresh Ways to Wear White Denim

Memorial Day is officially the unofficial beginning of summer—and the sartorially sanctioned start of warm-weather dressing. Think beyond your skinny jeans and try one of these three ways to work white denim into your wardrobe.

The Skirt

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Once a staple of stuffy workwear, the pencil skirt silhouette gets a summery makeover in comfortable stretch denim. Further the out-of-office vibe with an oversized blouse tied at the waist and a pair of cool sunglasses.

To buy: Natasha Couture clutch, $58; nordstrom.com. Lucca Couture top, $49; urbanoutfitters.com. Aritzia skirt, $135; aritzia.com. Quay Australia sunglasses, $50; quayaustralia.com. Aldo heels, $110; aldoshoes.com. RumbaTime watch, $60; rumbatime.com.

The Dress

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A button-down sundress done in white denim is equal parts lady-like and laid back. For a picnic-perfect look, a raffia tote and flats in a chic gingham check do the trick, but this versatile piece looks equally lovely with heels and a clutch for evenings alfresco.

To buy: J. Crew dress, $138; jcrew.com. Forever 21 sunglasses, $8; forever21.com. Loft bag, $59.50; loft.com. Madewell earrings, $26; madewell.com. Ann Taylor flats, $85; anntaylor.com.

The Jeans

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An of-the-moment cropped wide-leg cut gives a new twist to white summer jeans. To keep the look au courant, try pairing them with an equally on-trend off-the-shoulder top.

To buy: Cesca bag, $36; nordstrom.com. Express sunglasses, $30; express.com. Mango blouse, $50; mango.com. Liz Claiborne bangle set, $15; jcpenney.com. Soludos espadrilles, $79; nordstrom.com. Zara denim culottes, $70; zara.com.


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