The No-Denim, Denim-Inspired Hot Weather Look

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This is my ‘fake denim’ look

Why fake denim? Why not just wear denim? Well, I find denim too uncomfortable on a hot day, and I want to wear something a lot lighter and less tight that keeps me cool. Well, as far as anything keeps me cool: I just don’t like hot weather…

And denim is definitely something I associate with much cooler weather. But that doesn’t mean I couldn’t imitate the denim look… by wearing a light blue linen shirt and chinos.


This pretty little silver pendant is a souvenir from Barcelona, and it can also be worn as a brooch. I just a love such a versatile piece of jewellery…

linen summer outfit over 40

I’m wearing:

linen shirt: Marks and Spencer / linen t-shirt: InWear (old) / trousers: Pure Collection / shoes: Clarks / sunglasses: Chanel (old) / bag: Adolfo Dominguez / pendant: Masriera

Do you wear denim in hot weather?



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  1. Suzanne Carillo
    10 July 2015 / 2:22 am

    I agree that sometimes real denim is too hot for summer. bisousSuzanne

    • Tiina L
      13 July 2015 / 10:31 am

      There's nothing like denim on a hot day to make you feel sticky and uncomfortable. Well, maybe leather is worse…

  2. jodie filogomo
    10 July 2015 / 2:27 am

    That's why I like skirts in the summer…so much cooler! Can I tell you how fabulous that necklace is? Love it!!

    • Tiina L
      13 July 2015 / 10:33 am

      I love skirts year round. I often wear trousers in summer because they keep me covered up (no sun screen needed). I suppose a maxi dress would work, too…

  3. Petite Silver Vixen
    10 July 2015 / 4:56 pm

    I'm all for 'fake denim' in hot weather. I just don't understand that if the temperatures are boiling that you'd want to wear a material as heavy as denim can be. Linen and chinos all the way. And how clever that your necklace can be a brooch too. Love the idea of that and the aqua colours of it.

    • Tiina L
      13 July 2015 / 10:36 am

      Hot temperatures are quite challenging, when it comes to dressing. I would just like to walk aroung in my very own bubble filled with nothing ice water…

  4. Nicole Mölders
    13 July 2015 / 6:03 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style

    • Tiina L
      13 July 2015 / 10:37 am

      Thanks, it's a wonderful link-up.

  5. 10 September 2020 / 3:04 pm

    You have great taste.

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