How to style a mini denim skirt in 9 new ways

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This mini denim skirt in light wash is from Jay Jays and I got it in size 8 (see FAQ for my measurements for reference).

I’ve been searching high and low for a denim skirt that is:

  • high waisted
  • A-line shaped
  • light wash
  • not distressed or ripped
  • long enough to still cover my butt when bending over
  • short enough to give that girl next door flirty vibe

To my surprise, I found this very denim skirt that ticks all the boxes in Jay Jays. They even had a sweet as denim sale where I got 4 items for $40.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with oversized white blouse and grey suede knee high heeled boots
Oversized white blouse from Kookai. Grey suede heeled knee high boots from Nine West.

On the topic of great bargain buys, I found the above white shirt on sale as a faulty item because it was missing buttons.

I didn’t like the white fabric buttons it came with anyway so I decided to find ornamental jewel-style buttons to sew on myself.

I’m not gonna lie, these buttons that caught my eye were pricey. But also, this shirt made of a nice silky fabric that would otherwise be expensive was discounted. You win some you lose some.

Simply changing the buttons made this shirt look more expensive and classy.

I’ll make a separate post dedicated to this shirt in the future so you can see the difference a subtle change like this can make. Looking expensive is all about paying attention to the finer details.

Anyway, back to skirts. A-line skirts are the best because they naturally accentuate your waist. Add a fun waist belt to further enhance the hourglass silhouette.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with pink cut out mock neck sweater, grey corset belt and grey suede knee high heeled boots
Pink cut out sweater from Forever New. Grey corset belt from Asos. Grey suede heeled knee high boots from Nine West.

If you like casual style, the mini denim skirt is an absolute wardrobe essential must.

It adds this instant cool girl factor to any outfit.

Even if you try to dress like a boy… you won’t be mistaken. The baseball cap and zip up hoodie pictured below are from the men’s section.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with white t-shirt, lilac nike zip up hoodie jacket and white air force 1 sneakers
Grey baseball cap from Superdry. White V neck T-shirt from H&M. White-lilac zip up hoodie and Nike Air Force 1 sage low sneakers from Nike.

Denim is so easy to wear that even when you try to dress it up, it looks effortless.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with pink silk cami, oversized denim jacket and grey suede knee high heeled boots
Pink cowl neck silk camisole from Kookai. Oversized denim jacket from YesStyle. Grey suede heeled knee high boots from Nine West.

Leather is a great match for denim. Try the classic combo with leather belts, shoes, bags etc.

Just be careful with brown boots and plaid button down shirts as it’s easy to look like a cowboy cowgirl with these pairings – unless that’s what you’re going for, then rock it cowgirl!

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In the outfit below, I chose a retro-style orange blouse to balance out the cowboy spirit of the lower half.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with orange v neck button down shirt and brown leather knee high boots
Orange V neck button down blouse from YesStyle. Brown leather knee high boots from Jo Mercer.

You can also drown out cowboy tones with girly colours and pieces that bring out your feminine power.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with grey square neck tank top, mauve pink long cardigan and brown knee high leather boots
Grey square neck tank top from Kookai. Long pink waffle cardigan from SheIn. Brown leather knee high boots from Jo Mercer.

Or find a combination of these two styles in a feminine retro sweater to pair with your denim skirt.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with floral knit collared pullover and white sneakers
Cream floral retro pullover raided from mum’s closet. Nike Air Force 1 sage low sneakers.

Denim looks great in monochrome with blue. Go for light or dark, bright or muted, whatever tickles your fancy. It will all work.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with blue off shoulder sweater and white air force 1 sneakers
Oversized blue off shoulder sweater from H&M. Nike Air Force 1 sage low sneakers.

Of course, white, black and grey also go.

When I pair mini skirts with sleeveless tops, I like to add light outer layers such as an oversized shirt or lightweight cardigan.

This adds nice coverage to the mini cut length of the skirt.

You can go even further by donning a pair of knee high boots.

Light wash mini denim skirt paired with black and white v neck tank top, white blouse and grey suede knee high heeled boots
Black and white polka dot V neck tank top from Topshop. Oversized white blouse from Kookai. Grey suede heeled knee high boots from Nine West.

I hope you found some new ideas for styling your mini denim skirt. I’d love to know how you like to style yours in the comments below.

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