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Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

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Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

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Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #1: Short-o-ralls are a thing

Your favourite '90s fashion trend is back, only this time, shorter and perfect for humid summer days. Short overalls (also known as dungarees) are worn best with everything from crop tops to oversized tees underneath. Vero Moda overall denim shorts ($75), at veromoda.com. GALLERY: 10 overalls you need to own

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of Vero Moda Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #2: Long live the Canadian tuxedo

If the street style crowd is embracing this all-Canadian uniform, then you can bet it's a verifiably stylish thing. (Thank Bing Crosby and some disapproving Vancouver hotel staff in the fifties for Levi's originating this luxe Great White North look–or so the legend goes.) GALLERY: Top stylish beach vacations

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of ImaxTree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #3: You'll forever love the denim shirt

Buttoned-up with a statement necklace and a leather skirt or worn over a white tee, the denim shirt is the wardrobe essential you'll keep coming back to this summer. GALLERY: 15 accessories you’ll wear forever

By: Ava Baccari Source: Photo courtesy of Getty Images Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #4: It's all about the ripped jeans

Whether it's just a few natural-looking tears at the knee or complete cutoffs, ripped denim is as timeless and universal as your mother's reaction to it. MUST-READ: The ultimate beach style guide

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of Getty Images Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #5: Acid wash is your fashion dare

The comfort of your favourite classic-cut denim meets the sophistication and edgy allure of the acid wash, and makes for your boldest sartorial moment of the season. Try this denim skirt from Anthony Vaccarello's Spring 2014 runway. GALLERY: 50 best swimsuits for your body type

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of ImaxTree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #6: It makes for the perfect sporty vibe

One of the most versatile looks, denim can be dressed up with a blazer and heels or paired with a logo tee and anorak (seen here on DKNY's Spring 2014 runway) for a sportier version. GALLERY: 10 must-have beach accessories for summer

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of ImaxTree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #7: It can also be haute

This all-denim quilted ensemble from Balmain's Spring 2014 collection is perfect for a night out (especially if your date opts for a Canadian tuxedo to complement your haute style). GALLERY: 10 prettiest Spring 2014 runway dresses

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of ImaxTree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #8: Loose-fitting, lightwash denim is king

Never did stealing your boyfriend's lightwash pair look so good, especially when worn with an oversized sweater and heels. Stella McCartney Tomboy distressed low-rise boyfriend jeans ($375), at net-a-porter.com. MUST-READ: How to find the right pair of blue jeans for your body type

By: Ava Baccari Source: Photo courtesy of Getty Images Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #9: The denim jacket never gets old

The perennial effect of the denim jacket works for both high and low purposes: dress down a LBD or add over a flirty frock for a fun summer look. GALLERY: 10 super cute beach cover-ups to buy this summer

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of ImaxTree.com Credits: ELLE Canada

Denim guide: 10 things to know about denim this summer

Summer denim fact #10: This is your celebrity aspiration

Four words: Britney and Justin forever. GALLERY: How to dress like your favourite celebrity this summer

By: Ava Baccari Source: Courtesy of Getty Images Credits: ELLE Canada
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