how to wear a denim skirt

How to Wear a Denim Skirt and Not Look Like a Cowgirl

As September marches in, so do cooler temperatures. While we do our best to hold on to our summer faves, some pieces have more staying power than others. The denim skirt is one of the wardrobe staples that makes the cut time after time and keeps its cool despite seasonal transitions. With denim all over the runways, a jean skirt has become a must-have this season. Wear yours with a white tee on weekends or boots and a blazer for a casual day at the office.

Need a little inspo? Check out 5 fun ways our Style Panel has styled their denim skirts below.


Cee Fardoe, 30
Paris via Vancouver | Coco and Vera

“Whenever I think of wearing a denim skirt, I remember the cowgirl costume my mom made for my first grade Halloween party. On a six-year-old, a denim skirt, western boots and a Stetson hat are adorable. On an adult, less so. For me, the key to styling a denim skirt is to avoid anything that might suggest western attire keeping the look polished and put together.”

Cee is wearing, Top, L’Academie; Skirt, Lovers + Friends; Shoes, Steve Madden; Bag, Ellen James; Sunglasses, Anine Bing; Earrings, & Other Stories.

Krystin Tysire, 22
Vancouver | Girl in Betsey

“It’s no secret that the denim skirt has made its revival this year and the perfect addition to my wardrobe is this asymmetrical skirt from Guess. The fit of this skirt is perfect because it’s not too short or too tight. Wearing a chunky neutral heel with my skirt helps elongate the leg.”

Krystin is wearing, Skirt, Guess; Shoes, AMIClubwear; Bag, Gucci; Sunglasses, Ray-Ban.

Mikayla Kuehn, 20
Toronto |

“I am loving denim skirts at the moment! I paired this dark washed button-up mini with a pink and white striped blouse. As temperatures drop it makes for a cute summer-to-fall transition outfit.”

Mikayla is wearing, Blouse, H&M; Skirt, Forever 21; Sandals, Call it Spring; Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters; Watch, Michael Kors.

Freidy Goldberger, 27
Brooklyn | The Style Addition

“A sharp blazer and mid-length denim skirt is my go-to work look. When paired with a classic striped top, simple belt and toe-capped pumps this look can go from desk to dinner.”

Liat Neuman, 39
Toronto | YomanChic

“A denim skirt is a wardrobe essential, it can be styled many ways all year around. For a fresh look I choose a high-waisted midi skirt with an asymmetrical cut. I’ve styled it with a striped tee, floral kimono and sneakers to make it more casual and playful.”

Liat is wearing, Skirt, Zara; Top, Cos; Kimono, Zara; Sunglasses, Urban Outfitters; Bag, Forever21.

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