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How To Wear Denim Without Sweating Your A** Off This Summer

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There's something about summer that makes us forget just how unbearable the heat can be. Winter after winter, we trudge through the snow, cursing the wind chill and vowing to "never complain about heat again." But whether we choose to remember or not, one thing is certain: it's not easy getting dressed in the summer.

We may dream of living in Soffee shorts and white Hanes T-shirts à la our camp days, but those little things called jobs and real life always seem to get in the way. There are only so many days you can wear a dress to work before the dreaded chafe sets in. That's where denim comes into play.

We know what you're thinking, and the thought of squeezing into skinny jeans in the humidity seems like a nightmare to us, too. With an open mind and a bit of research, it turns out there are ways to wear denim in the heat... while staying (and looking!) cool.

  • 1
    American Eagle
    You can wear as little or as much as you want underneath them. Plus, they're super easy to throw on and walk out the door. It's a win-win! American Eagle, $24.99
  • 2
    Stretch Cotton Denim
    DL 1961 Premium Denim
    Denim retailer DL1961 has come up with the perfect solution to jean sweat: a new fabric that is 50 percent more absorbent than cotton, making it perfect for those humid, warm-weather months. Did we mention they're super cute? DL1961 DLPro Angel in Lennon, $168.00
  • 3
    Culottes are back and better than ever, and this denim take on the trend is sure to keep you cool (in more ways than one) all summer long. Madewell, now $99.50
  • 4
    What could be better than a skirt with a pair of shorts underneath it to prevent chafing? Nothing, that's what. Etsy '90s vintage skort, $16.00
  • 5
    Boyfriend Jeans
    Not only are boyfriend jeans comfortable, they usually come complete with breathing holes for your legs. And we love anything that lets our thighs get some air. Gap 1969 Deconstructed Sexy, now $41.99
  • 6
    When all else fails, fake it! Linen is a much more breathable fabric than denim, and with cute options like these, you won't sacrifice style for comfort. Anthropologie Pilcro Linen Wide Legs, $88.00

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