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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Return of the Jean Skirt

 I'm so excited the jean skirt is in fashion again! About 10 years ago they were a major staple in my wardrobe and I've missed them! Since they were once very popular that means you can probably find them at any thrift store pretty easily! But, like all trends that come back around, the styling has changed slightly so let me help you get up to speed on how to rock the denim skirt in 2013!

Try a Full Denim Skirt:
-It can hit anywhere from just below the knee to several inches above the knee
-the fabric is lighter and thinner than traditional denim
-pair with a tucked in blouse or crop top; nothing that hangs below the waistline
-ankle boots, low heels or sandals are the best shoes to wear

Try the Denim Pencil Skirt
-must fit somewhat close to the body; not baggy
-looks extra cool when distressed
-looks great with a blouse and/or blazer
-should hit at the top of knee or just above
-pair with heels or wedges

A-line and Full Midi styles work as well:

More styling do's and don'ts:
-don't wear cowboy boots with any of these denim skirts! 
-don't go super short or super long with these denim skirts- it just look dated; sorry! 
-do pair with a blouse and/or blazer
-do channel the 70's
-don't wear denim with strong light to dark fadding
-do wear super distressed denim
-do pair with a tank and flat sandals for a casual summer day
 -do wear denim with denim!

check out my Pinterest board The Return of the Denim Skirt for more inspiration!

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  1. Oh my gosh that top denim skirt - SO cute!!!!!!

  2. Hope black denim is ok - I have the perfect little Ralph Lauren black denim pencil skirt that hits just above my knees. Of course, found it at Goodwill.

  3. I am so terrified of denim! I need to get over it. :P

  4. Muy bonitas las faldas!!

  5. I love the full denim skirt! It's so flirty and fun. Thanks for the tips!

  6. I love how you styled both denim skirts! I might have to get mine out of the closet! The last pic with the full skirt is so pretty!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  7. I love this! Both looks are too cute. Naturally now I want a skirt. :)

  8. I just started following your blog and I love all your outfits you put together. You find the best stuff! I am always looking at yard sales, Goodwill, and other thrift stores for "treasures" for me and my family. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Love the first one, a lot. But the second one screams 90's to me, so I'll have to pass, haha!

  10. Super cute! I've been looking for a nice denim skirt lately. Glad their back in style too!


  11. Awesome!! I have a jean skirt I made. It hits just about knee length so I'll definitely need to dig it out and wear soon!!

    Thanks for all the great tips too!

  12. Excellent post. I just purchased a thrifted jean skirt the other day and am anxious to style it. Also, love the do's and don'ts. Very good advice. I find with jean skirts in particular it's very easy to look like a cowgirl. I am also doing a weekly Thrifty Thursday post. Would love it you could check out some of my great thrifty finds.


  13. Love the short flirty skirt! BUT .... we live in Texas so it would completely OK to wear with neutral cowboy boots :) pippa

    1. Oh yeah! I didn't think about Texas- you are right!

  14. You make these denims look easy sell! I'll be looking for them again. Love your hair and complexion with the beautiful peachy-pink shirt you chose for this post, by the way. Beautiful. Lynaea @