7 Easy Denim Skirt Outfits Our Editors Plan on Trying This Season

We’ll admit it: We’re pretty good at spotting a trend. As Who What Wear editors, it’s our job to keep our eyes, ears and fingers on the pulse. It’s true that we focus a lot on wardrobe classics, encouraging smart purchases that will last you a long time. But we also take our responsibility of keeping you up-to-date on the latest most-wanted buys and emerging trends very seriously. Our Slack instant-messaging channels are constantly pinging with editors’ observations and the sharing of various fashion reports, runway looks, TikToks and IG links. The most recent obsession we’ve noticed? Denim-skirt outfits. Don’t worry. We’re not talking about the belt-like, frayed-hem versions of old. No, denim skirts appear to have matured with us, and for 2024, they look much more grown up, more polished and all the more wearable in longer midi and maxi lengths.


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We first noticed the beginnings of this noughties renaissance early last year, but it wasn’t until this month when my fellow editors and I confirmed that long denim skirts were a full-blown thing again and that we all wanted a piece of it. The conversation went along the lines of…

Editor 1: "Hey team, are long denim skirts really a thing now? I woke up this morning with such a deep urge for one and now notice that they're absolutely everywhere."

Editor 2: "I saw someone in one on TikTok, and she looked so good."

Editor 3: "I equally have an urge for one, despite never really wearing skirts"

Editor 4: "It's officially a thing! Definitely going to be huge in 2024."

So here we are. Denim skirts may have made their first reappearance on the runways last year. But with warm weather dressing starting to trickle in, we can see that this is a trend both the high street and designer brands have continued to invest in for the season ahead.

As is often the case when a piece like this reemerges, thinking of multiple ways to style it can be hard. So below, I've pulled together all the best and easiest-to-copy denim-skirt outfits I've seen recently and then shopped them out to help inspire you. Happy shopping!

1. Shirt + Denim Skirt + Mules + Shoulder Bag


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Style Notes: Sylvie makes her relaxed denim skirt look polished with a classic white shirt and suede mules. Finished off with a slick shoulder bag, she could be going to the office or out for dinner and drinks.

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2. Leather Bomber + Denim Skirt + Ballet Flats 


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Style Notes: Rikke adds another key 2024 trend to her denim-skirt outfit in the form of a leather bomber jacket. The cropped jacket style works so well to balance out the maxi skirt, and pretty ballerina shoes keep it feeling romantic.

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3. Blazer + Denim Skirt + Suede Boots

Denim skirt outfits: @marina_torres wears a denim skirt with a blazer and t-shirt

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Style Notes: Marina proves that blazers and long denim skirts are a match made in sartorial heaven. This is another simple but versatile outfit that could take you from day to night.

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4. Striped Shirt + Light Denim Skirt + Trainers

Denim skirt outfits: @nnennaechem wears a striped shirt with a denim skirt and trainers

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Style Notes: Lighter denim hues are taking over the jeans world this year, so it makes sense the obsession is spreading into the world of denim skirts too. I love how Nnenna's low-key pale blue shirt complements the lightwash skirt perfectly.

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5. Long-Sleeved Top + Black Denim Skirt + Trainers + Tote Bag


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Style Notes: Who What Wear US editor Eliza shows us exactly how to wear a denim-skirt outfit on the weekend. Trainers and a retro T-shirt make this noughties trend feel fresh.

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6. Leather Jacket + Denim Skirt + Knee-High Boots


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Style Notes: Changing classic blue or black styles up for a crisp white denim skirt is a move we're planning on trying as spring gets underway.

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7. Knitted Tank + Denim Skirt + Ballet Flats

Denim skirt outfits: @taffymsipa wears a denim skirt with ballet flats

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Style Notes: Taffy provides an über-cool example of how to do spring dressing—with a knitted tank and chic ballet flats. It feels very "fashion," but it's so simple to copy.

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Emily Dawes
Affiliate Editor

Emily Dawes is the very definition of a fashion multi hyphenate. An editor, stylist and writer with over eleven years’ worth of experience in the industry, Emily is known for her impeccable taste, elegant outfit choices and being able to spot the next big thing in fashion from a mile off. Our readers loyally trust her advice and shopping suggestions; so much so she began her own column documenting the most expensive-looking pieces on the high street, which has become a top-performing piece of content for the Who What Wear brand.

Emily has worked for Who What Wear UK since 2020 in a myriad as roles, spanning from contributing editor and branded content editor. Now, she holds the position of affiliate editor and is responsible for the brand’s overall affiliate strategy, ideation and content execution. Working closely with Who What Wear UK’s affiliate manager, Emily has been instrumental in securing and nourishing brand partnerships, surpassing her goals as standard. Leading the team in tentpole shopping moments including Black Friday and Peak Trading, with Emily’s guidance and leadership, team Who What Wear is in a stronger affiliate position than ever before.

Prior to joining the Who What Wear team, Emily served as YOU Magazine’s acting fashion editor where she managed the fashion team and oversaw all fashion content output for the fast-paced weekly title. Emily is a stylist in her own right, having worked with a slew of VIP clients including writer and television personality, Elizabeth Day, as well as styling and art directing several celebrity cover shoots for glossy print publication, Grazia. Her adept fashion knowledge means brands regularly sought out to work with her as a consultant: previously she has developed marketing and content plans for brands for Cocoon and Edge of Ember. Before entering the industry, Emily obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies with International Study from Nottingham University. Fun fact: Emily spent a year studying in America which saw her join a sorority during her time there.

When she’s not working or tracking down the chicest, new-in items to share with our audience, you’ll find Emily bestowing her East London home with her stylish flair, reading everything from the classics to cowboy romance novels and escaping to the country with husband, baby boy and dog, Roo, whenever she can.

Emily is currently on maternity leave.