I'm Convinced Everyone Will Be Wearing This "Outdated" Staple This Summer


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When I say the words "denim skirt," your mind probably goes to a classic mini that features cross-stitching where a pair of jeans would typically split. That description matches the most popular style over the past few years. I can still remember a time when I wouldn't go more than a few days without wearing my denim mini. The times have changed, and as fashion designers are pushing for longer hemlines, I'm convinced that the sleek maxi aesthetic that ruled the 1990s is going to be the style on everybody's hips. Fashion people have agreed with them, including the long silhouette in even their casual wardrobes.

This leads to the phenomenon of the longer skirt that I have been seeing all throughout New York City. As temperatures rise, skirt lengths will do the opposite. It's guaranteed that everyone will be wearing this come summer. One might call it outdated—having peaked in the early 2000s—but word is out that this staple is back and very much here to stay. With this item being at the top of my list right now, take a look at the below 30 pieces I currently have floating in my shopping cart.

And I'll leave you with a few options in case you're set on wearing a miniskirt:

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Sierra Mayhew was always destined to work in fashion, but she didn't know it at first. Growing up with no choice but to wear a rotation of school uniforms and activewear, her love for fashion really blossomed when she moved away for college and was able to finally define her very own personal style. Shortly thereafter, she interned at Elle magazine and instantly knew that editorial was for her. After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for ShopBazaar, contributing regularly to Bazaar.com, and finally made her way to Who What Wear, where she is an associate editor. When she’s not working, you can catch her always trying to catch a flight, rollerblading through New York City traffic, or exploring the latest luxury vintage boutique.