How to style a denim skirt (hint, anything goes!)

1969 A-line denim skirt |The Gap

1969 A-line denim skirt |The Gap

I found this denim skirt at The Gap.  It’s the 1969 A-line denim skirt in size 8 (29 Euro size). The skirt is a good (not great) fit for a pear shape.  I say a good fit because while the skirt does fit me, the A-line is narrow and I find that I need to pull the skirt down upon standing.  A great fit means that I wouldn’t have to adjust the skirt at all.  That said, the denim skirt has a bit of stretch to the material and has subtle distressing around the pockets.  The slit in front makes the skirt easy to walk in. Even though the skirt needs a bit of adjusting – I love it.

I wasn’t really sure how to style a denim skirt.  Should I wear heels, boots, tuck shirt in, wear a sweater?  A quick internet search showed me that ANYTHING GOES with styling a denim skirt – it is an incredibly versatile article of clothing.

Here are two ways that I styled the denim skirt, Casual and Dressy.

Casual Style, 1969 Denim Skirt | The Gap

Casual Style, 1969 Denim Skirt | The Gap

The t-shirt that I’m wearing is the missing ‘Now or Nettle’ tee from Mod Cloth.  I went crazy looking for this shirt as I couldn’t recall if I received it and ended up re-organizing my dresser, which was truly worth the effort.

My shoes are the silver loafers from C-Wonder (now closed).  This is a very nice casual look, great for dropping the kids off at school, running errands or having coffee with friends.

Dress up, 1969 Denim Skirt | The Gap

Dress up, 1969 Denim Skirt | The Gap

In the dressed-up photo, I have on the Banana Republic t-shirt that I purchased from ThredUp and my cage booties from Nine West.  This dressier version is great for dinner with the spouse or drinks with friends.

As you can see, the skirt looks great dressed down or dressed up.  I have a few more ideas for this skirt ~ Stay tuned!


Link up with: Alice (Happiness at Mid Life), Nicole (High Latitude Style), Dawn (Fashion Should be Fun)

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20 thoughts on “How to style a denim skirt (hint, anything goes!)

  1. Grace

    I remember when I used to wear a denim skirt (almost) every day – it was pretty much my favorite piece in my closet. Most of the time, I wore it with polo shirts but it definitely was dressed down with tees. Denim skirts are such versatile pieces!
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  2. Kelley

    You look adorable in this skirt! I had an esprit denim skirt in the 80’s that I absolutely loved until it was stolen :(. I still keep my eyes open for a replacement.

    1. Monica P. Post author

      I found denim skirts hard to come by (for my shape). I think Esprit closed shop here in the US .. they don’t even have e-shopping for the US anymore (so sad!).


  3. Merrie K.

    That’s a really cute skirt! I love how it kind of looks like a pencil skirt when you wear it. Sometimes really wide a-line denim skirts can be too bulky. love the jelly fish tee too :)


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