Denim skirts are effortless to wear throughout the summer months. While shorts may not make the cut at certain events or activities, a denim skirt will have you pass right through in style. The key is to start with a denim skirt that makes the most of your particular shape and fashion sense. There is no need to either squeeze into an uncomfortable mini skirt or resign yourself to frumpy denim regardless of your age.
First, find the perfect denim skirt
Look for alternatives this season. There is an array of flattering options available. You can try a classic denim pencil skirt like this dark wash style by Not Your Daughter's Jeans, or a short A-line in lightweight chambray denim. Printed denim skirts are another option. Both Old Navy and the Gap are showing a variety of print options this season from florals to paisley, animal prints and more.
Second, stay fresh and cool with simple additionsDenim demands simplicity. The classic material can be easily dressed up or down, but does not fare well when layered with too many fussy pieces. This is especially true in the summer months. While the additions are not brand new, the combinations will have you looking and feeling fresh when the temps soar.
Not so boring - So what is wrong with a classic denim skirt and a white tee shirt in the summer? Absolutely nothing. This look may not make waves in the fashion world, but it can be the start of a great outfit. Either keep it uber simple with a summer hat and canvas flats or punch it up with a brilliant scarf and bold sandals.
Snappy nautical - Starting with a short chambray or weathered denim skirt, add details that point onlookers to the sea. A nautical inspired tee, simple white hat and red ballet flats are a fresh look that never goes out of style and easily spans the ages. For example a twenty-something college girl can pull the look off as effortlessly as a fifty-something year old woman if attention is given to the cut of the clothing. Add stylish sunglasses and a cross-body bag and you are ready for anything the day brings.
Hot weather hottie - Pair a black camisole like this tunic style blouse from White House Black Market with your denim skirt for the start of a sophisticated style. Add black gladiator sandals and a statement necklace to finish the look. As an alternative to the necklace, you can tie a scarf around your waist. The scarf is then accessible in the evening as a shawl if the temps drop.