5 Denim Skirt Outfit Ideas for When You're Tired of Jeans

These skirts are just as versatile, and perfect for warm weather.

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Design by Morgan McMullen

Like skinny jeans, denim skirts will never go out of style. For that, we're thankful. Sure the micro minis of the early 2000's are practically non-existent now, but they've been replaced by longer, even asymmetrical, hemlines as midi-length skirts have gained a new found wave of appreciation amongst the fashion crowd.

When you find a good denim skirt, whether it be true blue or a daring white, you can count on wearing it for seasons to come. They can be styled with tucked-in sweaters, hoodies, a crop top, or even a denim jacket for that stylish denim-on-denim look. For the best skirts this season has to offer, read ahead to shop. Then, see how we would style them depending on our mood. You just may end up buying that crisp-white summer mule, too.

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1 When You're Feeling Trendy
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Design by Morgan McMullen

A pain point: The tucking and untucking of your top into a denim skirt (or any bottoms, really). Solve this instantly with a bodysuit like this one, which looks like a fancy puff-shoulder shirt. As for the skirt, this denim piece comes with side slits, so your legs can get some summer sunshine. Style with trendy accessories like a geometric mule and beaded bag for an off-the-moment 2019 look.

Shop the pieces: 1. Something Navy top, $65; 2. Quay sunglasses, $55; 3. Topshop midi skirt, $68; 4. Zara beaded bag, $50; 5. Gray Matters slide sandals, $650

2 When You're Feeling Groovy
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Design by Morgan McMullen

What's one way to wear your tie-dye tee without throwing it back to your outfits from summer camp? Tuck it into a white denim skirt. This effortless outfit states, "I'm put together, but I also love to have fun." If you want to keep the center of attention on your tee and skirt, wear neutral accessories so they complement, not overpower, your ensemble. Who says you can't look like an adult but still be playful?

Shop the pieces: 1. Re/Done tie-dye tee, $130; 2. Goldsign white midi skirt, $250; 3. Nasty Gal clear bag, $18; 4. Mango leather mules, $60

3 When You're Feeling Sporty
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This outfit has all the trends, from a logo shirt to the '90s-inspired dad sneakers. Your denim skirt is, obviously, the main attraction here and it's different than plainer options with extra details like a frayed hemline, trailing buttons, pockets (!), and a built-in belt to highlight your waistline. Be thankful for that middle slit in the skirt, so you don't feel trapped in the material as you walk.

Shop the pieces: 1. Proenza Schouler sleeve tee, $195; 2. Zara belted skirt, $40; 3. Topshop bamboo bag, $45; 4. Ash chunky sneakers, $255

4 When You're Feeling Wild
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Leopard print is fierce but wearable. If you agree, you'll have no problem wearing this coordinating denim set. The top and bottom are a little wilder than your basic blue pieces, so offset the design with a cream-colored bodysuit and black sandals. Let the print speak for itself and keep everything else simple. This is the one denim-on-denim look that won't give you Justin and Britney vibes circa 2001.

Shop the pieces: 1. Mango leopard denim jacket, $80; 2. Mango denim miniskirt, $50; 3. Missoma earrings, $115; 4. H&M bodysuit, $30; 5. Alexander Wang leather belt bag, $650; 6. M.Gemi sandals, $178

5 When You're Feeling Subdued
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Design by Morgan McMullen

Like blue, a black denim midi skirt is worth investing in because you can wear it season after season. When debating how to style it, imagine what you'd wear with your black skinny jeans. (I vote for boots!) This skirt's slit is strategically placed to show some leg/your transitional spring bootie and looks good with any kind of top. A plissé pleated beige tank works for any occasion if you want to be dressy but not overly showy.

Shop the pieces: 1. & Other Stories top, $49; 2. BP circle resin earrings, $25; 3. Raey denim skirt, $157; 4. Sam Edelman clutch, $128; 5. IRO boots, $277

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