The New Denim Trend Fashion Girls Are Packing for Their Summer Holidays

If there’s one thing Who What Wear editors love to talk about—endlessly—it’s denim. Sadly, our conversation has to be dialled down a notch come summer because jeans and hot weather haven’t traditionally been bedfellows… until now, at least. There’s a genius new bit of fabric technology available from our trusted denim source, and your summer wardrobe will be thankful forever more.

Introducing Gap Wearlight: a range of denim-centric pieces that you can finally wear in the hotter summer months. They literally keep you cool while you keep your cool. Just imagine navigating a heat wave in Lisbon and still wearing your favourite skinnies. Or what if you’re packing for an East Asian getaway but feel like your suitcase is missing something vital to your personal style DNA? Boom—pop some Wearlight shorts into the mix.

Keep scrolling to see how you can pack Gap’s Wearlight collection for different destinations in 2018.


Ah—sea, sun, sand, cossies… and, unfortunately, no sign of your favourite denim cutoffs, because you thought they’d be too hot for a beach in Brazil? Think again, friends!

Rendered in a super-breezy denim fabric, Gap’s Wearlight shorts a) actually keep you at a regular temperature in that tropical heat and b) offer you more suitcase space for the endless trinkets you’ll pick up in a local market. We know what you’re like.


Sometimes a little spa jaunt or trip to the British seaside is just what the doctor ordered, but we all know the weather can be unpredictable in Blighty at the best of times—so you’ll definitely want to travel with your trusty skinny jeans. These Wearlight ones are cool enough to kick about in even on a scorching day at Margate beach. We think it’s always wise to pack a little cargo jacket for nighttime layering, and you can still nod to the holiday vibes via some UK-appropriate leather espadrilles.


Will it be Lisbon? Prague? Florence? Madrid? Wherever you are whizzing off to in 2018, we all know no sophisticated European look is complete without a sleek pair of white jeans. These Wearlight skinnies not only look the part but also stop you from overheating in the middle of a busy and bustling capital when your number one priority is hunting down a local delicacy and finding that rooftop bar.

Keep your carry-on luggage to a minimum by packing a concise colour palette. Tan, white and navy always work a dream.

Whatever your current holiday plans, a Wearlight denim addition could be a real game changer. Click here to see more from the collection.

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