This ensemble was inspired by my own denim skirt outfit that I’ve worn twice over the last fortnight. It combines a denim midi skirt with a cropped cotton pullover, dressy flat loafers and a structured tote. The denim skirt finishes right under my kneecap. To my eye, the flats work well with the midi length because it’s tapered at the side seams, thereby adding even more structure to the fit. Showcasing the waist with a cropped top lengthens the leg line from the hips upward. I did not feel short in the leg or “stumpy” in this outfit.
Here are the exact items from my wardrobe.
There are countless ways to put together an easy denim skirt look for warmer weather. Here are some outfit ideas to get you started. The outfit on the far left approximates my own outfit.
Here are the components of the ensemble. Feel free to choose any colour palette.
Denim Skirt: The ensemble idea falls flat without a denim skirt, so no substitutes. I’ve chosen silhouettes in simple pencil skirt cuts because they’re widely available and simple to style. But feel free to choose another style of denim skirt. Black, blue, grey and white denim is fab. Choose a length that tickles your fancy.
Top: A denim pencil skirt works with most styles of top, and especially a shorter one that’s left untucked. A high-waisted and fitted style like the one I have is nice with a fluid or boxy cropped top, or a tucked fluid shirt and blouse. A boxy tee with a flounced hem is fun. So is a cold-shoulder top, wrap top, patterned tee, or boho blouse.
Footwear: I’m preferring footwear up to two inches with this vibe, and one inch footwear in particular. Think loafers, sandal booties, sandals, ankle strap flats, mules, espadrilles, Birkenstocks, and sneakers.
Accessories: Finish off the outfit with a bag that works with the look like a tote, satchel, crossbody or backpack. Add jewellery, headgear, eyewear and watch as desired.