Denim: it was Levi Strauss’ great gift to the world, and we’re still reaping the benefits today. But it’s not just for cowboys. It’s not just for jeans. It’s not just for jackets. A denim skirt will prove its place in your wardrobe over and over again as you slip it into different outfits and wear it with different accessories. It’s one of the most popular and versatile fabrics in the world, and for good reason. Different lengths, shapes, colours, treatments and washes give totally different effects to your denim skirts, and they’ll all add something different to your style. We told you it was versatile…
What makes them modern
Denim has been around for ages (since the middle of the 19th century, to be precise), and yet a denim skirt is still part of a totally modern woman’s wardrobe. It feels like the kind of blank canvas that can be reinvented year after year, which is why even now it has a place in collections every season. Denim skirts give the same freedom that jeans do: we’re free to style them how we want, and they go with a huge variety of tops, jackets, footwear. Just like jeans.
How to wear it
In the same way you have to find the kind of jeans that work best for you, you have to find the denim skirt that fits your shape and your wardrobe needs. Although a classic denim skirt shape is often considered to be a pencil skirt made of heavy stretch denim, plus size women might feel more comfortable in a figure-skimming A-line style, rather than a tight pencil shape (which can be hard to get a good fit all over). One way to wear a denim skirt is to treat it as a jeans replacement when you want to dress up a little. We love a seventies-inspired look: wearing a midi-length denim skirt made of a more lightweight material with a button-down front with a tucked in shirt or pussy-bow blouse and a pair of loafers or a low heel. It feels classic and modern all at the same time. The best kind of style.
There is a place for a denim skirt in your wardrobe all year round. In summer, a light washed chambray denim midi will look amazing paired with a pretty off-the-shoulder top with a frill and a pair of sandals. As it gets cooler, transition into darker denims, heavier weights of denim, and team your skirt with a blue and white striped breton top and ballet flats. In winter, knitwear will be your friend, and a chunky knit sweater worn with a dark blue denim skirt and a pair of cosy boots is going to become a cold-weather outfit staple. The neutral palette of a dark denim skirt means you can go wild with the colour of your knit: jewel tones, saffron yellow, cobalt blue will all look beautiful and make a statement your way.