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3 Ways to Style a Denim Skirt

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August 22, 2018
3 ways to style a denim skirt
Jo-Lynne // Susanne // Kay

Hello, and welcome to Dressed for My Day! I’m so pleased to be teaming up with Jo-Lynne at Jo-Lynne Shane and Susanne from Thompson Hill for today’s post. We’re all three styling a different denim skirt…our own way. So be sure to hop on over to their blogs through the links at the bottom of the post to check out their styles.

How to Style a Denim Skirt Kay

Sometimes I feel like I am on a perpetual hunt for the perfect denim skirt. It just seems to me that, whether it’s spring or fall, a good denim skirt can serve as a fashionable, feminine and understated backdrop for the colors and fabrics of the changing season.

How to Style a Denim Skirt Kay

I like a denim skirt to fit fairly close to my body, not hugging tight, but skimming my curves. I want it to be short enough to create a long leg, but long enough for modesty, especially when I’m bending or sitting down. While some women can wear shorter skirts with confidence and others look fashionable in a midi length, I think a denim skirt that hits just above the knee is a flattering option for most women.

(By the way, I know it appears that a little bit of my shirt is peeking through the space between the top two buttons of my skirt. Actually that’s a red tag sewn onto the skirt, sort of like the familiar red Levi’s tag.)

How to Style a Denim Skirt Kay

This button-up a-line skirt from Lucky Brand fit the bill for me. The thick, stretchy denim allows for a close but comfy fit. I like the medium wash and the subtle shading. The pockets on the front took a little getting used to. I wasn’t so much a fan when I saw the skirt on the hanger. But when I put it on, it appealed to me. Somehow they actually seem more flattering and balanced than angled pockets would.

How to Style a Denim Skirt Kay

Once I selected a denim skirt that checked all the boxes for me, I knew I wanted my top to reflect the colors of the upcoming fall season. Also by Lucky Brand, this sandwash button down top in wine feels amazingly silky and rich. It’s an enticing 80% modal and 20% polyester blend that drapes beautifully and feels luxurious on your skin. And I love that you can wash it in cold water and machine dry it.

By the way, my denim skirt is a size 6 and my top is a small. I’m 5’8″ and weigh 148.

How to Style a Denim Skirt Kay

The top is also available in a muted navy and a moss green. Both are beautiful choices for this transition season. I also recently purchased this v-neck pullover in the red. It’s made of the same luxurious sandwash fabric and would pair nicely with the denim skirt.

Right now Lucky Brand is offering buy one full price clothing item and receive the second at 50% off, but this offer is scheduled to end tonight.

How to Style a Denim Skirt Kay

I decided to keep my jewelry minimal but bold, so I wore my James Avery leather cord necklace with my sterling silver Shield of Faith pendant.

My earrings are my Brighton French wire twirl earrings, which are no longer available (similar).


I originally bought the faux leather Madewell Devon mules sold in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I had to return them. They looked great and I really tried to make them work, but they hurt my toes. I have to hand it to Nordstrom, though. They refunded me graciously even though they had been worn. I’m a grateful customer! By the way, I still think the Devon mules are beautiful! And they may work for you.

Instead, I’m wearing these microsuede mules from Universal Thread at Target. They also come in black, and, from what I can tell, they still have a full assortment of sizes available at a great price.

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Finally, I’m carrying my brown Fossil Fiona satchel. It’s funny; I keep looking at other handbags, but I catch myself looking at bags that look just like this one. Obviously this is the bag for me, so you’ll be seeing a lot of it!

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. If you’re visiting from Jo-Lynne’s or Susanne’s blogs, thank you so much for dropping in. I’d love to have you around more. In fact, you can learn more about all the fun things I offer my subscribers here. And you can get to know me and my style a little better here.

But if you are one of my regular readers and stopped in here first, be sure to check out how Jo-Lynne and Susanne styled their denim skirts, too. They’re such beautiful, classy ladies. Jo-Lynne is the veteran style blogger among us, and she has been so generous with her support. Please give her some love. And Susanne started her blog about the same time I did. She’s super sweet, and I know she’d appreciate some new readers. You’re going to love them both!

Blessed for My Day

I’m so grateful that Jo-Lynne and Susanne shared their communities with me today and that I had the opportunity to do the same for them. You know, doing life together is not always easy. It takes time, intentionality, vulnerability, patience and cooperation. And if we’re going to live in community with others we sometimes have to be willing to go first, reach out, extend an invitation…even if it feels awkward. But the Bible teaches that partnering with others is wise and beneficial all around. We’re not meant to do life alone. My prayer for you today is that you enjoy community with others who are doing what you do. If you don’t have that right now, may you have the courage to seek it out. And I pray that God blesses those relationships richly.

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! ~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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I’ve also linked today’s post with all the great gals over at the Style on the Daily weekly link-up and the Restyled Outfit link-up party. Be sure to check them out, too!

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11 thoughts on “3 Ways to Style a Denim Skirt

  1. You look great, and it cracks me up that we both ended up wearing similar slides. I so agree that we are not meant to do life alone. Blogging can be a lonely job, so it was fun to team up today! xo

    1. Well, what’s even funnier is that I almost wore the same skirt as you! I actually own it, too. But for some reason I went with this one. Wouldn’t that have been a hoot! Thanks so much for letting us two newbies cyber-share the day with you! 🙂

  2. I absolutely love this look, Kay and how exciting to join up with Jo-Lynne and Susanne!!
    I was saying to the others that a denim skirt is perfect for women of any age. In fact, my step mom (the 70+ model on my blog) has one and wears it even in winter!!

    1. Thanks so much for sending your lovely readers my way. You are such a generous and gracious woman. We’ll have to do this again! ?

  3. I really enjoyed this post featuring the three of you! Fun to see different ways to style a denim skirt at one time.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed the three posts, Jill. Thanks so much for reading. It has been such a blessing to team up with these amazing women. ?

  4. Really nice look Kay! I follow Jolynne daily and happy to see your blog as well. Love your bible verse as well and one I refer to a lot! Blessings!
    nancy, dallas tx

    1. Thanks so much for dropping in today, Nancy. Jo-Lynne is such an inspiration and a lovely person. I’ve followed her for years, too. She’s my hero! Have a blessed day. And please drop in again. 🙂