Denim Skirts Are Back - Wear Yours Without Any Fear of a '90s Flashback

Denim Skirts Are Back - Wear Yours Without Any Fear of a '90s Flashback
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Denim Skirts Are Back - Wear Yours Without Any Fear of a '90s Flashback

Classic With a Twist

Denim and stripes go together like ice cream and Summer. We're just giving it a little revamp, adding in our denim skirt to give classic stripes a girlier twist. A pair of nude lace-up sandals not only give the illusion of longer legs, they also lend a touch of modern-cool, while a more traditional red satchel echoes the play on the classics.

Get the look:

A.P.C. Denim Mini Skirt ($210)
T by Alexander Wang Striped Linen Tee ($126)
Madewell Chronicle Satchel ($228)
Stella McCartney Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses ($225)
Topshop Riot Lace Cut Out Sandals ($160)

Office Casual

If you can get away with denim at the office, do it right. Polish up your denim skirt with a classic white button-down, then add in sophisticated details like a wide leather belt and ultraflattering ankle-strap heels. We're also kind of obsessed with Coach's iPad case that could double as a perfect portfolio clutch.

Get the look:

A.P.C. Denim Mini Skirt ($210)
Equipment Sleeveless Daddy Blouse with Epaulettes ($188)
Coach Legacy Leather IPad Clutch ($178)
Alexander Wang Carmen High Heel Sandals ($465)
French Connection Jaimie Belt ($118)


Upgrade your knock-around-the-weekend look with a style that's as easy as it is totally adorable. We'd swap the average t-shirt for a much cooler twist on the tube top. This one's got a perfect borrowed-from-the-boys feel to contrast our little denim skirt. Finish with flat, walkable sandals and your favorite shades for a killer (albeit effortless) combo.

Get the look:

A.P.C. Denim Mini Skirt ($210)
Thierry Lasry Obsessy Sunglasses ($419)
Alexis Mabille Bleu Striped Bustier ($435, originally $1,450)
Madewell Holepunch Flat ($80)

Summer Date Night

To keep cool (and low maintenance) on a hot Summer date night, opt for your denim skirt styled up with breathable, subtly sexy pieces. A silky tank on top lends a little luxe, while a pair of woven sandals are totally on-point for the season and will help elongate your stems. Add a unique statement piece that'll draw his attention, and finish with a little red polish — who could resist that kind of simply sexy look?

Get the look:

A.P.C. Denim Mini Skirt ($210)
Topshop Silk Tier Cami by Boutique ($84)
Juicy Couture Crista Woven Double Buckle Heels ($150, originally $250)
Dannijo Dalton Necklace ($285)
Essie Nail Color ($8)


With August nearly here, it's time to start thinking about putting our pieces to good use in the Fall too. Fortunately, a denim skirt like this makes the transition easily with a cozy knit on top and cool, cutout boots or sandals on bottom. A structured satchel speaks to that back-to-school feel with a totally modern edge.

Get the look:

A.P.C. Denim Mini Skirt ($210)
Helmut Lang Alpaca Drop Hem Pullover ($370)
Givenchy Suede Cutout Sandal ($500)
Loeffler Randall Rider Bag ($495)


With a slew of our favorite celebrities revisiting the once '90s staple, we're newly obsessed with our denim skirts again. While the trend first conjured images of Kelly Kapowski in an acid-wash mini, fresh iterations from the likes of A.P.C. (like the one we've styled right here), J.Crew, Current/Elliott, and more are putting a decidedly modern spin on the jean skirt. Couple that with the endless ways to outfit the look, courtesy of style setters like Olivia Palermo and Kirsten Dunst, and we've quickly embraced the resurgence of the denim skirt.

Are you convinced to re-add the piece to your own closet? Tune in - our five ways to wear the denim skirt might just make you a believer. From date night to a transitional look perfect for the end of Summer, a denim skirt may just be one of the most practical purchases you make all season.

Photo Credit: FabSugar

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