Late this past fall I took the plunge and bought a long denim skirt. I had previously been avoiding them because they reminded me of a 90s home school mom. And I can say that, because I was home schooled for a while. But anyways, I had been seeing denim skirts EVERYWHERE and some ladies looked down right fashionable wearing them, so I thought I’d try it out too. After purchasing a secondhand denim pencil skirt I was on the hunt for a maxi skirt. I ended up buying this sailor skirt from Deborah and Co and I LOVE it!
I wear it at least once a week and it’s so versatile. Here are some examples for wearing a denim maxi skirt and not looking frumpy.
In this outfit I kept thing super simple by tucking in a pretty top. The waistband detail is so nice on this skirt, that I prefer to tuck my tops in. It’s a little hard to see, but there is a big fabric flower on my top, so that provides enough visual interest that I don’t need a necklace. I’m wearing socks in this photo, but black riding boots would look better:) This is an outfit I’d wear pretty much anywhere, be it home or church.
I paired a graphic knit sweater with a bright scarf to create a comfy yet put together look. Again, I tucked the sweater in. This outfit was worn for a craft sale but it would be just as appropriate for church.
I’m all about layers, so in this photo I’m wearing a long sleeved shirt under a bright cardigan. Initially I thought this outfit was a little too boring, but adding the scarf makes it look out together. I decided to leave this shirt untucked because it creates a more casual feel, which was perfect for youth group.
This outfit is really simple, but perfect for winter! I wore a knit shawl collar sweater, added a sparkly pin and my Blundstone boots for a look that is casual but not sloppy.
This final outfit is one I wore around the house but I’d be just as comfortable wearing it to church. I chose not to tuck in this bulky sweater because it looked funny, plus leaving it loose looks more casual.
I try to treat my denim skirt the way people treat jeans: they wear jeans every day so why can’t I wear my denim skirt every day? And jeans are such a basic item that goes with everything, therefore, denim skirts go with everything! It’s true, though, that a denim skirt is a bit more attention grabbing than a pair of jeans but that is just because modesty is not mainstream.
I think the key to wearing a denim skirt in a modern way is to pick modern tops. Something that is well fitting and either coloured or patterned helps too! Years ago I learned the easiest accessory is a great scarf, and winter is perfect for wearing one. I usually keep my scarf on all day because it is both a part of my outfit and provides warmth. Footwear will also help keep a denim skirt outfit from looking too frumpy! I either wear my black riding boots or Blundstone ankle boots, and in the warmer months I will probably wear sandals and flats.
Hopefully this post encourages you to try wearing a denim skirt!