Fashion is cyclical, this we know. I tend to favor the 60s with its playful and feminine styles with my gingham dresses, polka dot skirts, and statement jewelry.
The ‘90s are back in fashion, which makes me feel both old and trepidacious. While I’ll happily wear a scrunchie and a high-waisted, light pair of jeans, I’ve let the resurgence of some trends pass me by. Case in point: the denim skirt. I still have four denim skirts in my closet from around 2004, but they are relegated more to nostalgia than something I’d actually wear. But, everywhere I turned, girls were wearing denim minis—and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Finally, I caved after the temperatures turned and I’d worn my favorite jeans five days in a row. I needed something different, but still practical, so a denim skirt was set to arrive at my doorstep in 48 hours time. Thanks, Shopbop.
Turns out, I now understand why the denim skirt is back in fashion: it’s flattering and goes with everything. I wore it five days in a row, a number of ways, so I thought I’d share 3 easy styles for you to do the same.
Look 1: Weekday Casual Meetings & Happy Hour
For an easy weekday look, I paired my jean skirt with a blush pink sweater from Heartloom, a brand I love for its affordable staples that each have their own twist. Take this sweater, which could easily be a standard, crewneck, thin sweater for spring. Instead, the dramatic bell sleeves and bow tie in the back add a playful, feminine vibe.
I love to match and to stay comfortable in sneakers, so I finished the outfit with my new KOIO blush leather sneakers. This is my second pair of sneakers by KOIO, a New York based company that makes high-quality sneakers by hand in Europe’s best factories. The leather is absolutely beautiful, and the sneakers are incredibly comfortable—I wear my grey ones almost every day without socks. They look, feel, and smell great after many months of wearing.
Look 2: Playful Weekend Style
For a weekend look, I stuck with sneakers and the denim skirt but added a cute, ruched tank from one of my favorite brands, Reformation. Despite it being May, the weather can still get chilly—so I grabbed my jean jacket, which is my spring staple. Before I knew it, I was rocking a Canadian tuxedo, and I wasn’t mad about it. Instead, I tied on a pink bandana and went with it. What do you think—too much, or just right?
Madewell Pink Bandana | Clare V Alistair Pink Bag
Look 3: Night Out
For a night out with girlfriends or date night, I’ll finally ditch the sneaks and swap them with my trusty, always flattering leather mules. The tan color elongates your legs and the block, variegated wooden heel is comfortable but unique. I snagged these Tory Mules at Nordstrom Rack, but I’ve linked some other great options below.
Shop my outfit and my favorite denim skirts, below.