August is the sweet spot between summer and fall, and we wanted to squeeze in a blog post about one of the most versatile items of clothing this time of year that is a balance of loose and airy in design but substantial in weight. Denim skirts are more varied than ever in styles and lengths. From raw and asymmetrical hems to patchwork and paneled construction. No matter your taste or height, you don’t have to discount denim skirts as something for “everyone else.”
Color, hemline, length, and shape are all ways to show off your own unique style when shopping for denim skirts. We hope the following suggestions for weeding through the army of denim out there will help you find the most flattering and suitable denim skirt for you.
THE MINI DENIM SKIRT
The mini skirt is typically several inches above the knee. However, the look of a mini skirt completely depends on the height of the wearer. For more petite clients, we recommend mini skirts because they help to elongate our legs without cutting them off at an awkward length, and they aren’t super duper “mini” on a smaller frame. The mini skirts we chose are on the modest side length-wise, and they feature a wide variety of colors and details, such as (clockwise from top left) snap buttons, ruffles, step hems, and tie fronts. Darker denim shades, such as black and classic blue seen here, are perfect for transitioning into a fall color palette. Pair with a lightweight sweater and ankle boots and you are ready for cooler weather!
Stretch Denim Straight Mini Skirt: Button-Front Edition in Black Frost by Madewell
Coati Denim Skirt in White by Isabel Marant Étoile
Stretch Denim Straight Mini Skirt: Step-Hem Edition in Gershwin Wash by Madewell
Denim Skirt in Smoke Wash by La
THE KNEE-LENGTH DENIM SKIRT
Knee-length skirts comes in a few different shapes, including the ever popular A-line and pencil skirts. This length is incredibly work appropriate, but it also doubles for evening casual, and is great on all heights because of its happy medium between mini and maxi. For shorter gals, a sandal or mule helps to keep your legs nice and long by keeping lots of space between the bottom of the skirt and the top of the shoe (in other words, knee- or calf-high boots aren’t always flattering with a knee-length skirt…a mini skirt is a different story!). We love the variety of knee-length styles right now. The relaxed fit of this Sanctuary A-line and the raw hem of the others below are part of the reason these are a few of our favorites.
High Rise Button-Front Denim Skirt in Medium Indigo by Gap
The Cha Cha Fray Ruffle Hem Denim Skirt in Not Guilty (Black) by Mother
Sia A-line Denim Skirt by Sanctuary
Frayed Hem Denim Pencil Skirt in White Fasion by Jen7
THE MIDI / MAXI DENIM SKIRTS
We grouped the midi and maxi skirt into one below-the-knee group. The current trends with longer skirts are more dramatic with high slits and “chewed hems,” keeping this style transformable from professional to sexy, sometimes with just the snap or unsnap of a few buttons (see Lulus skirt below). High waists and cropped or tucked tops pair well with a longer skirt. This combination makes your bottom half beautifully slim and streamlined, and add a monochromatic belt to draw attention to the smallest section of your body without the disruption of a harsh horizontal line.
Baez Chambray Maxi Skirt in Blue by Lulus
High Slit Denim Skirt in Tile White by Madewell
Belted A-line Denim Skirt in White by Gap
Swooner Straight-A Chewed Hem Denim Skirt in High as the Heavens by Mother