The New Wave Of Denim Skirts Is Anything But Basic

Denim skirts have gotten a bad rap (three words: Xtina's "Dirrty" days). But before you write them off, hear us out — the new wave of jean skirts are not only on-trend and versatile, they're democratic as well (you know, for everyone), because you don't have to show off your upper thighs and a foot of midriff in order to rock one.

If you feel like you're seeing them everywhere, that's because the denim skirt should be at the top of your list for fall shopping — wear it bare-legged now, and with tights or socks and booties in a few weeks' time. Paired with chunky sweaters, '70s-inspired blouses, and your favorite motorcycle jacket, a piece you haven't reconsidered since your Abercrombie days will get a surprising amount of wear. And, there are a lot of variations on the new jean skirt; there's one out there for every style sensibility. Click through for nine distinct skirts for the denim-lover, and add your favorite to your cart before it's too late.
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The Pencil Skirt
Like the original denim skirt's sexy and sophisticated older sister, this one can be dressed up enough to wear to the office and after-work events.
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The Printed Skirt
Denim skirts don't have to be plain — try a playful polka dot, stripe, or tapestry print to make yours feel more eye-catching and elevated.
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The Perennial Button-Up
You could actually wear this skirt all year long. With an A-line silhouette and a super-versatile dark denim wash, it's universally flattering — whether you're pairing it with a light tee or layering it under your coziest outerwear later in the season.
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The Frayed Skirt
If you haven't noticed, frayed denim is cool denim, and skirts are no exception. With the additional detail of the asymmetrical hem, this one is definitely a street-style win.
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The Embroidered Skirt
Another way to make your denim skirt feel brand new? Opt for an A-line shape and some quirky pocket embellishments.
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The Destroyed Pencil Skirt
Just ask Kylie Jenner — the destroyed pencil denim skirt is so perfectly flattering that you might have your own paparazzi following you around when you wear it.
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The Zipper-Front Skirt
We've been seeing the button-front skirt catch fire for a few months now, but fall's retro update is a zip-front — with an on-trend circle zipper pull to finish the look.
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The Throwback Miniskirt
Okay, I know this resembles the aforementioned middle-school style, but these guys are actually making a comeback, and when styled the right way, they look pretty rad.
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The Mixed-Denim Skirt
Why wear one wash when you can wear two? This variation' got all the trends in one — contrast panels, a button front, and a frayed hem.

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