Hot or Not: Summer’s Denim Skirts

While the denim mini skirt is somewhat of a classic for teens and early-twentysomethings in the warmer months, denim skirts of all lengths are making a bit of a trendy comeback! But: are they wearable? We’ll walk you through the longs-and-shorts of the denim skirts of today and, in the end, you can be the judge.

Hot or Not: The New Denim Skirts

The Mini

An update on an old fave! Is this the trendiest mini skirt of 2013? Image via Pinterest.

An update on an old fave! Is this the trendiest mini skirt of 2013? Image via Pinterest.

This is the denim skirt we’ve all worn and loved, at least for a season or two! For an age-appropriate update on the style, though, ditch the light washes, fringe, and distressing in favor of something more classic. The look we’re going for with the denim mini is sultry and traditional, with more of an emphasis on tailoring and style than blatant sex appeal–like this pick from American Apparel. The high waist is on trend and offers an additional few inches of coverage (sans fringe!) for a more adult look. Another way to class things up? Ditch the straight silhouette in favor of a flirty circle skirt!

The Midi

Is the midi skirt a fashion "do" in denim? Image via Pinterest.

Is the midi skirt a fashion “do” in denim? Image via Pinterest.

What up, 1990s?! Longer denim skirts are about as 90s-hot as jelly shoes and puffy sleeves, and both of those are looks we’ve seen reincarnated on 2013 runways. The in-between length of ANY midi skirt, however, is often polarizing–either you love it or you hate it. If you’re a fan of the midi cut, you have a few denim styling options. You can go ultra-casual with a relaxed fit, light wash, and a little whiskering like this skirt from Free People, or take a more polished aim with a slim-fitting denim pencil skirt. Casual midis look great when teamed with a crop top or tank, while denim pencil skirts can be dressed up for date nights with heels and a silky blouse.

The Maxi

Option number 3: the denim maxi. Into it? Image via Pinterest.

Option number 3: the denim maxi. Into it? Image via Pinterest.

Maxi skirts have been trendy for the better part of the last four summers or so, so it only makes sense that the trend is bleeding into the denim arena. While I love the combination of denim + maxi skirt (think, a chambray top, a denim vest, a jean jacket) I’m a little wary of a maxi skirt constructed entirely of denim material. One of the best parts about a maxi is how flowy and effortless they look and feel–both of which are lost with most denim maxi skirts. Why not just wear jeans? If you’re feeling the bohemian-meets-sabrina-the-teenage-witch vibe (jk, sorta) of the denim maxi, however, rock one! The same basic “maxi” styling principles apply. Keep things fresh, fitted and flirty for balance on top, or go all-out 90s with a vintage pick like this one from Etsy.

What’s the verdict, Mieuxs? Which (if any) of these styles would you wear? Are denim skirts HOT or NOT? Cast your vote with a comment!

xo,

Liza, Editorial Director

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5 thoughts on “Hot or Not: Summer’s Denim Skirts

  1. Not entirely sure about how I feel about denim skirts,but I will say I think those distressed midis are cute! Also totally agree with you in terms of the maxi…maxis are so fun and flowy so denim seems to take that element away a bit. Nice post! 🙂 xo

    • Right? I feel the same way about midis–they’ve grown on me. The more I see them, the more I like them! Thanks girl!!

    • I feel you–I don’t think I look right in midi either, but I’m starting to like it on other ladies!

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