Between a pandemic that has kept us at home and the sweltering heat that always accompanies this time of year, there are fewer and fewer reasons to put on a pair of jeans anymore. If you are looking to keep your denim in rotation right now, however, be my guest (and get your download on a few new denim trends while you’re at it). But something tells me that you’re also itching to discover some summer jean alternatives like I am, so if that’s the case then this one’s for you.
Fashion girls are on the same page here, too, and I’ve spotted them swapping looser and more forgiving bottoms in their summer outfits, and some rather chic ones at that. Taking the lead are billowy, wide-leg trousers and all manner of shorts from track shorts to knit shorts and even one rather chic new legging trend that will have you rethinking basic leggings. Once you discover these five fresh options that are on deck for the season, I have a hunch you’ll also be inclined to branch out from your denim stack and into new territory. Who knows, maybe you’ll even discover a jean alternative that will get more air time than your beloved jeans ever did. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.