An Oldie, But Goodie Wardrobe Staple Is Staging a Comeback—Here’s How To Wear It

It’s true that fashion exists in one, big giant circle: things that were deemed “over” just a few years ago are suddenly back in the spotlight, and trends that filled the industry’s collective conscious only last year, have quietly subsided into the background. Eventually, they all come around again for another moment in the sun, so once a trend fades it’s usually a matter of when, not if it will resurge among the masses. In the case of the denim skirt, that time is now.

Before you flashback to images of Ashley Tisdale and Destiny’s Child in Von Dutch and cowboy hats, the denim skirt has changed a bit since then. Not necessarily in its core shape or construction, but mainly in the way people have styled them into their daily uniforms.

Sure, you might think of the denim skirt as a summer staple (and it is), but there’s certainly a case to be made for its seasonless appeal. Paired with everything from over-the-knee boots and oversized blazers to outfits with cowboy boots and stylish vests, there are more than a few denim skirt outfits that belong in your closet this fall. We’re partial to adding lots of layers with a bare leg or opting for a cropped, cool statement top. Really, the options are endless. Keep scrolling to see how everyone is styling the piece right now, along with several denim skirts we have on our shopping list.

A master of proportions and sumptuous fabrics, Dries Van Noten didn’t present just any denim skirt this season—his take was a maxi-length version featuring a middle split and a weathered blue wash. The addition of an oversized grey blazer and silver boots feels decidedly cool, yet effortless at the same time.

Meanwhile, over at Marques’ Almeida, the denim skirt was envisioned multiple ways during its fall/winter 2021 show. Among them, is one with a frayed hem and asymmetric buttons. The retail version includes the exact same silhouette and detailing with the addition of shiny silver studs. 

Style tip: Channel your inner Cher with a Chanel-style tweed blazer and a denim mini. 

It seems that Bella Hadid has found her niche within the Y2K fashion aesthetic, and this look here doesn’t fall short. For a more classic approach, try pairing a denim mini with chunky rubber boots. 

If you’re going to fully embrace the denim skirt revival, you might as well go all the way with a coordinating set. 

Looking to add a denim skirt to your collection of  2021 staples? Cool. There are plenty more trendy and timeless options where that came from. These are some of the best out there for any budget.

Simple and understated.

How good is this?!

Should you dare to go short this season.

Pair this with a houndstooth blazer.

Love this wash.

Because black denim is highly necessary this time of year.

Grab this while it’s on sale.

Anyone would think its designer.

The crossover waist band is such a fun, subtle detail..

Leave it to Khaite to create a version that’s both versatile and glamourous. 

If you live in a colder climate, you’ll appreciate this near ankle-length skirt come winter.

I’m all about this side button-through detail.

Some people think patchwork is corny, well here’s proof otherwise.

Yup, this is already in my cart.

Finally, you have something to wear with all those cowboy boots.

All the Scandi girls will be wearing this by next month.

Next up: The Underrated Yet Extremely Essential Fall Basic I’m Buying On the Cheap

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