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A guide to the season’s best summer denim as inspired by the French

Best summer denim

An undisputed wardrobe staple, a well-tailored and perfectly-fitting collection of denim can form the basis of any chic outfit. Look to the French for example – their relationship with denim is longstanding, intrinsic and incredibly enviable; they always seem to get it right, especially where summer denim is concerned. Their choices, while classic, are always weather appropriate, and seamlessly blend trend with longevity. This summer, we're following in the path of these sartorial trendsetters to inspire our selection of the best summer denim.

While the Australian climate is certainly a little more volatile than Parisian summer, we'll be taking inspiration from the timeless silhouettes, expert layering and everyday ease in which the French have mastered. The secret to summer denim is keeping your choices light and relatively simple – mixing tones and shades but keeping patterns neutral.

The perfect accompaniment to your frayed jeans or Bermuda shorts is of course, the covetable white tank, paired with one of the RUSSH team's leading summer footwear picks. Similarly, head from beach to bar with the simplicity of layering your oversized denim shirt over the top of one of the season's most desirable one piece swimsuits.

Below, our selection of the best summer denim we're shopping this year.

 

Zara Denim dungarees with pockets

Best summer denim

 

 

GRLFRND Helena frayed high-rise straight-leg jeans

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Nanushka Sheba wrap denim dress

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Zara Denim midi skirt

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Aje Construct dress

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Loewe High-rise denim shorts

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Zara Oversized denim shirt

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Acne Studios Relaxed tapered jeans

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AGOLDE Frayed denim shorts

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Isabel Marant Étoile Galisea cotton-chambray shirt

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Zara Belted denim bermuda shorts

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Levis Shrunken demin shirt

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Getting dressed in the heat is already a challenge, especially after a year spent primarily in our most comfortable loungewear. If you're in the shopping mood and are wanting to press refresh on your wardrobe ahead of the warmer weather, look to our breakdown of the summer's most covetable fashion trends for a guide on all the pieces we're loving this season.

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