Denim skirts have been thrown back into the ring after a series of seasons left on the bench. They became too ubiquitous, and fashion girls moved onto other items—but thanks to major fashion houses reinventing them for the umpteenth time, there’s still life in this old favourite.

Saint Laurent patchworked different denim washes together to create a bohemian midi version. Vetements updated the DIY jean skirt in the same way it created its iconic spliced-and-diced jeans. Dior has smattered crystals all over its offering, while Off-White is providing raw-edged ruffles. The list goes on, and fortunately so do the styling opportunities.

I remember when every other girl at my school in the noughties wore hers short with shearling boots, a pashmina and a little handbag—but times have changed, and now I can locate three particular ways that make this staple piece feel most up-to-date and, more importantly, not like something you’d throw together as a young teen. Keep reading to see and shop denim skirt outfit formulas that work.

Style Notes: Thanks to the return of the blazer there’s a perfect casual:smart ratio you can now adopt for your favourite denim skirt. Keep your top underneath simple and consider this a trusty new uniform.

SHOP NOW : & Other Stories Plaid Blazer £89

SHOP NOW : GRLFRND Milla Skirt £180

SHOP THE LOOK : Gucci Princetown Slippers £495

Style Notes: Denim is a thick fabric, so if you’ve got more of it on your bottom half it is wise to balance proportions out with a slimmer fit top or jumper and heels. This is definitely the way to wear a denim skirt for work.

SHOP THE LOOK : Dorothy Perkins Bardot Jumper £18

SHOP THE LOOK : Rejina Pyo Bonnie Skirt £375

SHOP THE LOOK : Neous Aunty Pump £390

Style Notes: If your fashion aim in life is to never look too “done” then here’s the winning combination. Add a sloppy, oversized knit, an insouciant glare and/or sunglasses, plus whichever shoes please you.

SHOP THE LOOK : Topshop Winona Sunglasses £22

SHOP THE LOOK : Ganni Julliard Sweater £355

SHOP THE LOOK : MANGO Denim Skirt £30

And of course, you can add tights to any of these looks while the weather remains cold.



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