If you were alive in the nineties, then chances are you’ve owned a denim skirt at some point in your life. The good news is, they’re making a come-back in a big way this year! Luckily, we’re moving away from the super-short mini skirts that you probably remember, and we’re leaning towards midi and maxi versions instead.
Regardless of length, denim skirts are a timeless fashion staple. They are versatile, comfortable, and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Whether you’re going for a casual day out or a sophisticated evening look, a denim skirt can be your go-to piece.
If you’re not sure how to make a denim skirt work for you, don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.
In this blog post, we will explore my top three chic ways to style a denim skirt that will keep you looking stylish and trendy.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT STATEMENT BLAZER
When on the hunt for the perfect blazer, you may be wondering how a blazer should fit. It’s important to focus on key areas to ensure a flawless fit. Here’s a quick rundown of what to pay attention to:
Shoulders: Make sure the seams sit comfortably on your shoulders and don’t slope down
Bust: Ensure there’s enough room for your bust without gaping open or being too tight
Sleeves: The sleeves should reach your wrist and have a little room for movement.
Waist/cut: You can opt for a straight, semi fitted or fitted blazer based on your shape and style preference.
If you would prefer a smarter feel to your blazer or have a defined waist that you want to showcase, opt for a more fitted blazer. If you want a relaxed feel or don’t have much of a waist, opt for a straighter or semi-fitted blazer.
In short, know your body shape and choose a cut that flatters your figure!
PAIRING WITH TOPS
You’re generally not after a top that is oversized and chunky unless the blazer is roomy too. In most cases blazers are tailored or a fluid fit, so you’re after a body-con, tailored or fluid fit top. T-shirts, ribbed tops, fitted sweaters, silky sleeveless tops and fluid blouses are all great options. Wear them untucked, semi-tucked or tucked.
The effect of the layering top can be subtle and simple or complicated and bold. It can take on a variety of silhouettes, create a low or high contrast, look tonal, or texture-rich. Your choice of top depends on the look you are after. In most cases, simpler tops (in both shade and style) tend to work best with statement blazers for a more balanced look.
BOTTOMS AND DRESSES TO MATCH
When it comes to owning the casual look without looking too relaxed, the blazer really adds a sharp spin. A plain white shirt OR white tee will form a solid foundation for this look. Let your denim work harder and pick out relaxed, and comfortable jogger style jeans that are almost as comfortable as your go-to track bottoms. Throw on your blazer leaving the buttons undone. Scrunch up your sleeves for added nonchalance.
In today’s workplace dress code, there is generally more flexibility and room for self-expression. You can step away from the fitted tailoring in classic blacks and greys, while still looking the part in a tailored suit. Blues, greens and purples are some of my favourite colourful suiting colours. Choose lighter shades for warmer months and deeper shades for cooler months. Style with a t-shirt or knitted jumper + tennis style trainers, brogues or loafers for a smart casual look.
There is something endlessly appealing and modern street-style-cool when relaxed fabrics are paired with structured pieces. I love a classic midi dress and blazer look. It may seem simple enough; however, this ensemble will see you through both warm and cooler seasons. All you have to do is swap your strappy sandals for knee length boots in winter.
In similar vein to the blazer and midi dress, a complementary balance of fluidity with form combines when you pair an an A-line skirt with a blazer. Why does it work? Well, the tailored silhouette of the blazer offsets either the floaty cut of midi skirts or the skin showcased by mini hemlines perfectly. Generally speaking, just about any blazer and skirt combination will go together—that said, my preference would be to style a statement blazer with a slip or pleated midi skirt and ensure the colour combinations work well together.
ACCESSORISING YOUR STATEMENT BLAZER
Metallics are a great finishing touch to any outfit. A simple pendant necklace, metallic studs or drop earings, simple bracelets and rings, will all help elevate your look without being too elaborate!
Wearing a silk scarf is one of the most effective ways to elevate a neutral outfit and add a splash of colour. It’s not a look for everyone but if you love scarves in general, you should definitely consider it!
Belted blazers can create a peplum silhouette, which gives more definition to your waist. Perfect for creating a chic look with your statement blazer.
When it comes to bags, you have plenty of options. However, you want to choose a structured bag to match the structure of your suit. The best options are classic top-handle tote bags or sleek envelope clutch bags. The sleeker, the better!
Footwear will always finish the look – brogues are perfect for the office, casual trainers or ankle boots for relaxed locations, and pointed pumps or strappy heels for dressier settings.
I hope you enjoyed this post and it provide some helpful tips on styling.
Until next time,
Your Personal Stylist,