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

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 Sure the micro minis of the early '2000s (opens in new tab) are practically non-existent now, but they've been replaced by longer, even asymmetrical, hemlines as midi-length skirts have gained a new found wave of appreciation amongst the fashion crowd.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

1. When You're Feeling Trendy

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For the trendsetters: You'll want to sheer clear of your typical blue denim mini skirt. Instead, go with an asymmetrical design in an acid wash color like this purple-meets-pink option. Tuck in a crisp white poplin top for that cute I'm-going-out vibe. Style with trendy accessories like a croc-embossed shoulder bag and black ankle boots.

Shop the pieces: 1. Zara poplin top (opens in new tab), $50; 2. See by Chloé (opens in new tab)3. Warby Parker sunglasses (opens in new tab), $95; 4. BY FAR pink bag (opens in new tab), $440; 5Vince Camuto booties (opens in new tab), $150

2. When You're Feeling Subdued

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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 this pastel blue sweater.) Meanwhile, this skirt's slit is strategically placed to show some leg/your transitional spring shoe. A pair of neutral heels works for any occasion if you want to be dressy but not showy.

Shop the pieces: 1. & Other Stories cardigan (opens in new tab), $89; 2. Raey black skirt (opens in new tab), $157; 3. Miu Miu earrings (opens in new tab), $320; 4. Wandler shoulder bag (opens in new tab), $850; 5. BP strappy sandal (opens in new tab), $60

3. When You're Feeling Groovy

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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 play up the color, style with a yellow bag to match the hues in your top. Who says you can't look like an adult but still be playful?

Shop the pieces: 1. Collina Strada t-shirt (opens in new tab), $62; 2. Khaite maxi skirt (opens in new tab), $480; 3. Marc Jacobs camera bag (opens in new tab), $295; 4. Mango braided sandal (opens in new tab), $40

4. When You're Feeling Sporty

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This outfit has all the '90s throwbacks, from a logo FILA shirt to the classic Air Force sneakers. Your denim skirt is, obviously, the main attraction here and it's different than plainer options with extra details like exaggerated pockets and side pleats. 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. FILA sweatshirt (opens in new tab), $36; 2. Isabel Marant skirt (opens in new tab), $460; 3. Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses (opens in new tab), $385; 4. Gucci crossbody bag (opens in new tab), $1,200; 5. Nike sneaker (opens in new tab), $140

5. 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 piece with a backless bodysuit. Let the print speak for itself and keep everything else simple, especially with the accessories. A cool pair of gold earrings like this chainlink design, a brown fanny pack, and two-toned sandals top off this casual daytime or nighttime weekend outfit.

Shop the pieces: 1H&M bodysuit (opens in new tab), $18; 2. Ganni denim skirt (opens in new tab), $205; 3. Missoma earrings (opens in new tab), $149; 4. Chloé fanny pack (opens in new tab), $782; 5. M.Gemi sandals (opens in new tab), $178

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.