We love our denim, but when the summer finally heats up, you don’t want to find yourself trapped in a sweat-box of hellish proportions. And we totally get that. Instead of reaching for the scissors to turn your pretty jeans into just-for-summer jean-shorts, try one of these 15 pairs specifically designed to keep you cool.
14 pairs of summer jeans you won’t sweat your butt off in
BlushA hint of pink looks perfect with your flowy summer tops, and because these are light in both colour and weight, you won't have to worry about over-heating.
$249 at Nordstrom Nordstrom
ChambrayDenim's super soft and lightweight best friend is chambray and these joggers promise to keep you extra cool with a loose fit that'll give your legs some room to breathe.
$34 at Forever21Forever 21
CroppedRoomy with calf exposure makes these crops the closest things to shorts without actually being shorts.
$97 at Free PeopleFree People
BoyfriendQuickly replacing skinnies as your go-to jeans, the boyfriend's appeal comes from its loose fit and cuffed hems, which give a relaxed and chilled vibe to your look.
$50 at ZaraZara
Slashed boyfriendAdd some serious distressing and the last thing you'll need to worry about is ventilation.
$80 at Urban OutfittersUrban Outfitters
Drop crotchDesigned to fit like a boyfriend in the waist and a cropped skinny in the legs, these Hammer-style pants have just the right amount of baggy to keep them from making you feel hot and claustrophobic.
$189 at FidelityFidelity
GauchoArgentine cowboys have worn these for years to avoid over-heating in the summer months. We love how the fitted waist and belled legs are breezy and also create some flattering curves.
$158 at Free PeopleFree People
Second skinThese super-stretchy skinnies claim to be so fitted and lightweight that they feel like skin. And what could be cooler than feeling like you're walking around pantless?
$135 at Shop GirlsShop Girls
JoggersUltra lightweight and made for lounging, these jeans are the perfect complement to backyard snoozes in a hammock.
$40 at SimonsSimons
DistressedWhen else can you rock white jeans with holes in them? These lightweight skinnies will get you through the summer looking crisp and feeling cool.
$178 at Over the RainbowOver the Rainbow
Wide legAt first glance, these jeans look like a serious heat coffin, but thanks to some unexpected slits, you'll create your own breeze with every step you take.
$183 at Free PeopleFree People
CulottesMade popular in the Victorian era as a skirt alternative for female equestrians, these jeans are some of the draftiest pants out there.
$50 at ZaraZara
EmbroideredEmbroidery and cutouts provide some interest (and necessary windows) to these white, cropped skinnies.
$38 at SimonsSimons
GoldReflecting the sun with some pretty painted gold leaves, these straight leg crops will easily take you from day to night without breaking a sweat.
$314 at NordstromNordstrom
PrintedSometimes clothing that looks summery is enough to make you feel summery. These rose-printed crops will definitely be making the rotation this season.
$50 at ReitmansReitmans