Grown Up Denim Skirts for Summer Into Fall

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I’ve always loved a good denim skirt, but I’ve found that, as I’ve aged, my requirements for a jean skirt have changed. A skimpy mini is of limited use in my life, and flippy a-lines no longer fit with my personal style. Know what I mean?

That doesn’t mean I’ve given up on denim skirts altogether. But, I have become much more selective. I need something with enough length to be appropriate for a casual office, but not so much as to be dowdy. Plus, with fall rapidly approaching, I’m most interested in a skirt that will look just as fabulous with a chunky sweater and boots as with a slim tank and slides. If you’re on the same denim skirt wavelength, read on… I’ve found five skirts that are perfect fits!

This split-front skirt feels like a more refined version of a skirt I practically lived in all through grad school. I’d feel perfectly comfortable wearing this to a casual workplace, but wouldn’t shy away from dressing it down for the weekend. It has the kind of high-end style and versatility I’ve come to expect from the 3x1 label.

3x1 Cherie Pencil Skirt

→ Buy the 3x1 Cherie Pencil Skirt, $245.00, at; domestic shipping and returns are free.

While I admire Alexa Chung’s personal style, it’s not usually my cup of tea. But, I do love the cool girl vibe of this button front midi skirt. It feels like vintage London, and would look amazing with layered sweaters and boots this fall.

Alexa Chung for AG Cool Denim Skirt

→ Buy the Alexa Chung for AG Cool Denim Skirt, $245.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

For ultra-casual days, a shredded denim look is just right. Not only do I love the extra-bleached, distressed wash on this Rag&Bone skirt, I love the sale price.

Rag and Bone Denim Skirt

→ Buy the Rag&Bone Denim Skirt, $135.00 (was $265.00), at

Similar to the Alexa Chung skirt above, this button front skirt from French staple label A.P.C. has a fun vintage vibe. But, the shorter length and lighter weight denim construction make it a little more versatile for both summer and fall.

A.P.C. Front Button Denim Skirt

→ Buy the A.P.C. Front Button Denim Skirt, $265.00, at; shipping and returns are free.

The front patch pockets and frayed hem make this classic pencil skirt shape feel a little less mumsy than your standard denim pencil. Add a blazer for a wear to work look appropriate for casual offices. A spare silk tank would create an ensemble worthy of summer cocktails.

Mother High-Waist Denim Pencil Skirt

→ Buy the Mother High-Waist Denim Pencil Skirt, $162.00, at; shipping is free with code FREESHIP.