How to Slay Denim: A Tropical Style Survival Guide

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This season, we’re all about denim silhouettes and laidback pieces.

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Serving looks in a tropical country is all about embracing a laid-back attitude. Whether it’s a casual stroll on the beach or a vibrant evening out in the city, we’re here for those easy-going vibes. While new fashion trends emerge every day, it’s important to maintain a collection of timeless pieces that will last you through countless summers. Yes, we were all thinking the same thing: denim.

Slaying denim in a tropical setting isn’t just doable, it can seriously level up your summer style. Remember, rocking the perfect denim look lies in snagging the right pieces, focusing on lightweight materials, and layering thoughtfully. Here’s how to seamlessly slide denim into your wardrobe without feeling hot and heavy, featuring the The GUESS Originals Summer 2023 collection.

Little Top, Big Bottom

Little tops, big bottoms–it’s the only outfit formula you need. Trust me, this duo is a no-fail option that taps into the art of proportion. By thoughtfully combining materials that complement each other, you can come up with something that’s sure to turn heads. With that in mind, the possibilities for outfit combinations are limitless.

If you’re love little tops but not feeling the whole casual sweatpants, switch it up by matching them with cargo pants, flare pants, or mom jeans. Take note: skip the skinny jeans—we’re way past that era. Simply choose baggier styles to create contrast, like the Guess Originals ‘ Palm Tree’ Baby Tee paired with Guess Originals Cargo Distress Pant.

Denim Miniskirts

Last season, we crowned the denim miniskirt as one of summer’s most wanted IT items. Since then, the style staple has continued to serve looks. Lucky you, putting together denim skirts is literally breezy. Start with other closet classics already hanging in your wardrobe—think simple yet stylish white tees, criso button-ups, elegant cashmere crewnecks, and so much more.

Need fitspos? Try the Guess Originals Pleated Tennis Skirt and Guess Originals Ruth Tie.

Denim Dresses

If you’re a throw-on-and-go girlie, denim dresses should be your next purchase. With just one piece, you’ve got a complete outfit ready to take on any occasion. Whether you’re doing a laidback day out or hitting up a semi-formal event, these are versatile enough to dress up or down with ease. Slip into a denim dress with some sneakers for that effortlessly everyday look, or serve denim dresses with heels and statement jewelry for a night out.

Maybe you’re looking for something more fashion-foward? Well, check out the Guess Originals Vintage Strapless Dress paired with black shoes and white socks.

Jean Shorts, AKA Jorts

When summer arrives, everything’s hot and heavy. For some, the thought of slipping into a pair of long denim pants might make them break into a sweat. But fear not, because there’s a stylish solution that offers both comfort and coolness: full-on jorts. Yes, we’re talking about jean shorts that’s totally ready to tackle scorching heat. Whether you’re hitting the beach, exploring the city, or out for car rides, jorts are your go-to choice for staying cool without sacrificing style.

They smoothly shift from backyard barbecues to pool parties with ease. You can tone them down with a graphic tee and sneakers for a laidback look, or dress them up with a printed button-down for a daytime ensemble. Just look at this Guess Originals Carpenter Short paired with Guess Originals Open Knit Shirt.

Cargo Pants and a Denim Camp Collar Shirt

No cap, check this out: cargo pants were originally crafted to handle hardcore work settings. Their distinct design, characterized by the utility pockets and relaxed fit, has caught the attention of people seeking something different from the usual khaki pants. Now, the real question is: How do you style the perfect pair of cargo pants that seamlessly blend fashion and functionality?

This modern spin on a workwear essential makes it easy to style these trousers with anything. They’re ideal for daily wear with roomy pockets and a tailored fit. For an outfit idea, pair the Guess Originals Washed Nylon Cargo Pant with a Guess Originals Camp Collar Shirt.

The Guess Originals Summer ’23 Collection:

The GUESS Originals Summer 2023 campaign embraces the sunny spirit of California. Capturing the essence of backyard barbecues, pool parties, and the ease of summertime, the accompanying collection features lightweight and comfortable pieces in shades of cream, indigo, and muted orange.

Kicking things off with effortless vintage-inspired T-shirts and mesh tops, this summer maintains its focus on denim silhouettes. Bootcut bottoms, denim shorts, and Western skirts are all available in a soft wash that captures the collection’s carefree spirit.

The Guess Originals SS23 collection is available online and in-stores.

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