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The denim pencil skirt is just as much a staple as your favorite pair of jeans. So honestly, don't think too much--it kind of goes with everything. When in doubt, a simple black shirt and a fun clutch will do the trick.
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It's the weekend and you're vehemently opposed to heels. Go less hourglass and more tomboy with an A-line skirt and a killer pair of slides. Bomber jacket optional (but highly encouraged).
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We've fallen hard for the denim-on-denim look, especially when it involves a skirt in place of jeans. To pull it off without blending in, make sure your washes are varying shades of blue.
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One rip or two won't kill ya. To ensure you're maintaining an elevated ensemble, pair your distressed denim skirt with a sleek (and tucked in) button-down. Then throw on a skinny belt for good measure.
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In case you hadn’t noticed, the '90s are back (with a vengeance). Exhibit A: the return of Birkenstocks, plaid shirts tied at the waist and--wait for it--knee-length denim skirts.
While we won’t knock you for having qualms about those Birks or grungy button-downs (cue “Californication”), choosing to ignore the resurgence of the perfectly perfect denim pencil skirt is surely a miss.
Here’s why it’s so great (and wearable, like, now):
It’s not a miniskirt If you’re having frightening flashbacks to barely-there Abercrombie & Fitch versions, relax. Today’s denim skirt has dropped its hemline to a respectable, ladylike length (it hits right at the knee) and is begging for your forgiveness.
It’s time-tested, LSD-approved The style has already made its mark, so you can rest assured it won’t fail you now. Besides, if sophisticate Lauren Santo Domingo is on board, you probably should be too.
It’s all how you style it Canadian tuxedo? Check. T-shirt and slip-ons? Check. Button-down and heels? Check. You can’t go wrong. For further proof, head to the slideshow to see all of our styling tips to take you from summer Fridays to fall foliage.
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