Denim Midi Skirts

Denim midi skirts. Have you been noticing them? I sure have. Designers and high street labels alike are embracing the trend.

Here are 5 reasons to try denim midi skirts today.

Side note – let it be known that fashion icon Olivia Palermo called this trend a full year ago. She was definitely on to something, as the skirts are popping up everywhere right now! Speaking of her, did you notice she was sporting this same top I’m wearing here last week at the People Style Watch party celebrating her being on the cover of the new September issue?

The top is by Johanna Ortiz – an emerging designer from Colombia, whose breezy, effortless, feminine pieces are taking the fashion world by storm. This ‘Tulum’ off the shoulder top has been particularly popular. Besides Olivia wearing it last week, fashion “it girl” Lauren Santo Domingo has also been spotted recently wearing the top. While it is currently out of stock, keep an eye out here for it to be restocked.

Back to the subject of the denim midi skirt trend… The look that is hot right now is the A-line version of the skirt. Here are five reasons you need to be rocking this look:

1. It’s versatile

This truly is a key transitional piece as we move from summer to fall. More than any other piece, this skirt can be worn throughout the seasons.

For now, I’m wearing the skirt two ways: (1) with an off the shoulder top and strappy sandals, as you see here, and (2) with a striped tee shirt and sneakers.

For fall, I can’t wait to pair it with a chunky cable-knit sweater and tall suede boots.

2. It’s comfortable

It’s denim. Need we say more? Imagine the fabric of your most comfy pair of jeans combined with a less constricting silhouette – i.e., a skirt that floats away from the body versus fitted jeans. It’s a genius idea, really.

3. It’s flattering

A-line skirts always have a magically flattering effect. The fitted waist nips you in at your smallest section and then effortlessly floats away from your body, giving you curves in all the right places. The length of this midi A-line just amplifies those effects.

4. It’s elongating

Some might argue this point, saying that the length can be a bit awkward. I disagree, though. If you get the length right, this style has the power to make your figure appear taller.

What is the right length, you might ask? For petite frames, the skirt should hit just below the knee. For those on the taller side, you can let that hemline hit a bit lower. For an extra lengthening effect, go ahead and unbutton buttons at the bottom to show more leg.

5. It’s an accessible trend

That’s right – there’s something for everyone’s budget! From $50 to $400, we’ve found great options for every price point. Don’t worry – we’ve found more on the affordable end of the spectrum than the high end.

Shop our top ten denim midi skirts here.


Shop My Look

Johanna Ortiz ‘Tulum’ top (inexpensive option here) | Alexa Chung for AG denim midi skirt (here and here, inexpensive version here) | Laurence Dacade sandals | Chloe ‘Faye’ bag | Karen Walker sunglasses | OPI ‘hula-rious’ nail polish

Again, don’t miss our top 10 picks for best denim midi skirts – multiple styles across multiple price points!

Is this a trend you can see yourself adopting for both now and later? I encourage you to try it! It’s flattering, comfortable, and versatile. What more could you ask for?


Photos by Justin James Photography


  1. Danielle says:

    I like those sandals very much! That denim skirt fits you perfectly!

    I like your photos from the previous post. The mint green dress is cute and you look so happy and pretty!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for the kind words, Danielle! I appreciate you stopping by.

  2. monic says:

    great denim skirt but that coffee looks so yummy !


    1. Carrie says:

      Ha! Yes, delicious and much needed.;)

  3. Love your blog !!! Nice combination

    Love, Sarah

    1. Carrie says:

      Thank you, Sarah!

  4. Kathy says:

    Love the outfit and love the way you styled it. I am petite and have held off for now on the denim midi skirt, but maybe I will give it a try. You look great in yours. As usual, I also love the wall behind you. Your photos are great!


    1. Carrie says:

      Kathy – so nice of you to say! Thank you so much. Yes – give it a try. Just watch that length. 😉

  5. Sarah says:

    Sold! Totally sold! You make this look (and sound) effortless!

    1. Carrie says:

      So nice. Thank you, Sarah!

  6. Bella B says:

    You always have the BEST photos! I don’t have a denim midi but I have tried on a few that were not too flattering on me (I am a shortie compared to you.)I am determined to find one I like though! They would be great for school.

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks, girl! You have great photos yourself. You should keep that photographer (aka mom) around! 😉

      You should keep trying one. Such a practical and inexpensive piece to add.

  7. Nina says:

    Love everything about this look!
    you have a nice blog ! Love your style!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Nina. I appreciate you stopping by.

  8. whitney says:

    This looks great! I have a denim skirt that’s a tiny bit longer than knee length, I love it too. The shorter ones can tend to look a little early-2000s, can’t they?

    1. Carrie says:

      You’re exactly right, Whitney!

      Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

  9. Rose says:

    I love how you aren’t afraid to try new trends. Truly, I think all denim styles can be timeless!! Your clothes are works if art. Loving those shoes! You have the best shoe collection. Love your Instagram and blog!!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so very much, Rose! I really appreciate your support and encouragement.

  10. Love anything denim, so its surprise I love this look! Also loving that gorgeous necklace!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks a bunch, sweet Jyo! Have a great day.

    1. Carrie says:

      Why thank you so much! I appreciate you stopping by.

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