Denim skirts first became popular in the 1970s as a way to recycle jeans. They gained renewed popularity in the 80s and haven’t been out of style since. Below you’ll find some of the best denim skirt outfits to try that look timeless yet modern.
Thoughts about styling your denim skirt
While jeans are totally timeless, a denim skirt can look dated depending on the style you choose as jeans skirts can be associated with decades gone by.
However, the denim skirt has definitely had a makeover and looks classier than ever for 2021.
This year, the denim skirt can come in a pencil style, buttoned, or a midi style. Yes, the jeans skirt can look off trend if you choose a stonewashed 80s style, but if you choose the right skirt and pair it with modern clothes, shoes and accessories, it will look fresh and completely up-to-date.
The best denim skirts in stores now
Do you already have a denim skirt in your closet? Or is the one you have looking a little dated now? Let’s take a look at some of the most stylish jeans skirts you could choose and then look at outfit inspiration.
asymmetrical denim skirt
I’m a big fan of asymmetrical clothing as I think it adds a twist to an outfit and can be very flattering. The wash lab skirt (below) could be dressed up or down, and I think it would lend itself to bohemian styling.
If you’re looking for denim skirts, pants, jackets or dresses that are a little out of the ordinary, you’ll find Washlab is a good brand to start with.
denim maxi skirt
When you think of denim skirts, you’re likely to have a knee length version in mind, but you could also try a denim maxi skirt like the one from the Skirt BL store on Amazon (below). Reviewers advise that you should size up.
pull-on denim skirt
The Liverpool denim skirt (below) comes in an easy pull-on style. It’s a little shorter than some of the choices in this article, so might be a good option instead of shorts for summer. Or, you could wear with tights and boots for the cooler months.
Emms @beautifuleveryday_uk, above, wears a similar style with her green sweater and summer mules.
front slit denim skirt
If you don’t mind showing off a little bit of leg in your outfits, but don’t want to go too short, how about opting for a front split in your denim skirt like the Washlab option (below). This also has the advantage of making your denim skirt easier to walk in.
white denim skirt
While most denim skirts that you find tend to be shades of blue, how about a white denim skirt for summer instead of your white jeans?
wash denim skirt
A complete classic for you now. A denim midi skirt in a mid blue wash will never go out of style and can be worn throughout the seasons. You’ll find the Marks & Spencer skirt (below) comes in this light indigo, or a slightly darker indigo shade.
dark blue button down
A denim skirt with buttons is particularly on-trend right now and can be the perfect addition to your denim skirt outfits.
Susan @susanjakovina, above, shows how you could style yours simply yet effectively with sandals and a vest top for summer. If you don’t like showing your upper arms, you could always opt for a t-shirt instead.
A denim skirt with stripes would add a little unexpected twist to your outfit, and is great for adding vertical lines if you want to create the illusion of being a bit taller and slimmer.
colored denim skirt
Of course, you don’t have to stick to blue, white or black for your denim skirt. Just as with your jeans, you’ll find denim skirts come in plenty of shades so you can choose your favorite.
plus size denim skirt
If you’re looking for a flattering plus size skirt, denim can be a great option as pencil skirt styles look great, and you’ll find the denim material helps to cover any lumps or bumps.
The NYDJ skirt (below) adds interest through the contrasting panel.
How to style your denim skirt: 9 ideas for you
Now that you’ve got your denim skirt out of the back of your closet, or you’re thinking about the new style you would like, what should you wear it with?
1. with a classic white shirt
Is there anything a classic white shirt doesn’t go with? I don’t think so, and that’s why it makes up one of my wardrobe essentials. A white shirt will add a classy element to your denim skirt.
2. with summer sandals
3. with summer florals
To add a femine touch to tough denim material, how about adding a floral or print blouse? The white denim and pink t-shirt (below) add a romantic feel to this material.
4. for a DAY/night out
5. with a blazer
A blazer always adds instant elegance to any outfit. If you aren’t sure how to choose the right blazer for your figure, take a look here at how to fit a blazer.
6. with a t-shirt and sneakers
Just as with your jeans, a denim skirt will always look great styled casually with your favorite t-shirt and sneakers.
7. with boho styling
If you love a boho style, a denim skirt could be the ideal addition to your closet.
Boden embroidered top – Marks & Spencer denim midi skirt – Rockport Cobb Hill perforated wedge sandal – Kurt Geiger London basket tote – FANJURNEY beaded statement tassel earrings – Bienvenu floppy hat
8. with a moto jacket
A moto jacket is a great topper for most outfits, including a denim skirt. You can pop a moto over pretty much anything to add a little extra warmth and style.
9. for cooler weather
If you’re heading into the cooler months where you live, you could always add tights and a sweater to your denim skirt like Natalia @nodin.stylish.me above.
Denim skirt outfits together in one outfit
Take a look below at the outfits showcased above together in one capsule.
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Do you have a denim skirt in your closet? How do you wear yours?
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