These 6 Outfits Show a Denim Skirt Is One of the Most Versatile Things to Style

Although summer may be coming to an end, autumn brings with it the opportunity to bring many of the pieces we’d relegated to the backs of our wardrobes to the forefront. This includes wool, velvet and, of course, denim.

While we never bid goodbye to our jeans (this is Britain, after all), we still find ourselves making an unconscious shift from the fabric during the summer months. Now, though, we plan on making up for lost time—starting with denim skirts.

Thanks to its heavy-duty finish, the staple from our teenage years works just as well for autumn as it does the warmer months. In fact, we’re of the opinion that it looks even cooler styled up for the new season. Case in point: the following looks.

Short hemlines juxtaposed with jumpers and chic boots make for an instant cool-girl outfit, while longer denim skirts (midi or maxi) offer a more elevated approach to the look. Worn with everything from printed tights to sharp tailoring, keep scrolling to see the most-stylish denim skirt outfit ideas, courtesy of those in the know.


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Style Notes: In Emili we trust to make us want to wear tights again. Pairing her denim pencil skirt with purple hosiery, platform sandals and a vinyl trench? Inspired.


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Style Notes: Proving white denim shouldn't be relegated to summertime, Lisa looks the epitome of cool in her striped knit, button-down denim skirt, black mules and orange bag. 

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Style Notes: Practically a neutral, light-wash denim provides the perfect backdrop for more statement-making pieces, such as a bright coat or printed tights. Fanny, we salute you. 


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Style Notes: Proof that minimalists can also get in on the denim skirt action, take a leaf out of Erika's book and opt for a black miniskirt and style it with a simple safari-inspired shirt. 

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Style Notes: Only Sylvie could make the Canadian tuxedo look this slick. Double denim works best when you stick to similar blue hues, accompanied by classic accessories. 


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Style Notes: The easiest way to make a denim miniskirt look grown-up is by adding a relaxed-fit blazer, backless mules and a simple T-shirt. If it's good enough for expert dresser Jessie…

Up next, we're sharing the four outfits we plan on living in this autumn.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.