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How to Wear Denim This Summer Without Putting on Jeans

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When it’s just too hot to shimmy into a pair of a jeans, denim accessories are an easy and cool way to maintain denim head status.

This summer, brands are giving accessories the denim treatment, adding a vintage and worn-in look to hats, coin purses and hair accessories. Meanwhile, chambray is lightening up summer footwear and versatile scarves. Here, Rivet rounded up some of the ways to rock indigo looks without putting on jeans.

Levi’s Reversible Bucket Hat

The bucket hat is popping up everywhere this summer. Shield your face from the sun in style with this light-wash denim bucket hat from Levi’s. To switch up your look, turn it inside out to reveal the washed red color on the inside.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Levi’s hat $25
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Mavi Denim Face Masks (2-Pack)

Masks are a must-have this summer. Mavi produced face masks resembling its signature premium denim. Featuring comfortable ear loops and breathable material, this mask is both easy-wearing and fashionable.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Mavi mask $15
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Doria & Dojola Marina Scarf

Scarves may seem like a cold-weather item, but their versatility actually makes them an ideal summer accessory. Made from Candiani denim, this lightweight fabric by Doria & Dojola can be worn as a traditional scarf, sarong, shawl or hair tie.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Doria & Dojola scarf $163
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A.P.C. Daniela Logo-Print Denim Tote Bag

Fashion’s shift to casual has some rethinking their choice of bags. Choose a unisex tote, like this one by French label A.P.C. to carry all of your belongings in effortless style.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

A.P.C. bag $105
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Bullboxer Attikys Sneaker

Denim sneakers have taken center stage this year, with a number of unique styles and collaborations currently on the market. This denim-inspired pair by Bullboxer combines casual and formal elements to prepare you for any summer outing.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Bullboxer sneaker $39.98
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Michael Kors Denim Reversible Belt

If you can’t resist wearing denim around your waist, opt for a belt with both light- and dark-wash denim. This style from Michael Kors is reversible, with navy leather on the other side.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Michael Kors belt $58
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Dolce & Gabbana Cropped Denim Corset

For an edgier vibe, pair a long skirt with a denim corset either on its own or over a basic white T-shirt. The look has been worn by the likes of Gigi Hadid and Kylie Jenner.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Dolce & Gabbana corset $775
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OneTeaspoon Texan Bowerbird Denim Clutch Bag

A small clutch is a perfect way to stash your keys, hand sanitizer and other small essentials. Choose a denim style like this one by OneTeaspoon with a unique print to keep it interesting.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

OneTeaspoon bag $29
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Lele Sadoughi Knot Headband

Instantly jazz up any casual outfit with a denim knot headband like this one by Lele Sadoughi. Pair with a sundress for an effortlessly cool and pulled together look.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Lele Sadoughi headband $65
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Aerie Bow Slides

Trade in your flip flops for a more polished—but equally carefree—summer look. This chambray pair from Aerie features a bow to add a flirty element to your look.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Aerie slides $34.95
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Urban Outfitters BDG Denim Scrunchie Set

Keep a denim scrunchie on hand to tie up your hair when the weather heats up—or just wear it as a bracelet all day. This set from Urban Outfitters features classic and acid-wash denim.

Rivet rounded up some of the ways to wear summer denim in the form of accessories like denim shoes, bags and hats.

Urban Outfitters scrunchies $12
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