Drew would approve.
Although the weather has other ideas, it is technically Summer which means the high street and Instagram are awaiting to update your wardrobe.
And while we love buying into trends as much as the next girl, when in the face of the latest trends and the lure of the new, it can be all too easy to be unfaithful to the loyal companions who play more of a supporting role than a lead performance in our wardrobes.
Like the humble denim skirt for example; it goes with practically everything - from silk tops to ugly sandals - but it's taken somewhat of a back seat over the past few years. Back in 2017, you couldn't walk down the street without bumping into at least five others wearing a similar (if not the same) denim skirt. But with sustainability on the brain and everyone on Instagram starting to shop their own wardrobe, we’re here to celebrate this veritable hero and remind you of all its hardworking merits.
Name another item in your closest that can you can sport on a daily basis in the city, and then crumple it into a ball, throw in your suitcase and wear on a summer holiday without ever looking inappropriate? We'll wait.
Seasonless and never dictated by the weather, there’s a denim skirt to suit every shape and style, be it classic or trendy. Which is why there’s a strong case in owning more than one. In fact, we’re literally putting our money on five key styles that’ll see you through every eventuality (and act as the perfect partner to all those broderie anglaise blouses currently doing the rounds).
The Pencil Skirt
The split pencil skirt is an effortless piece with which to straddle the smart/casual divide. You can dress it down with a tee and sneakers, or pair it with a strappy sandal and silk camisole while still not feeling overdressed.
Blue Split Front Denim Midi Skirt, €46, Topshop
Ripped Denim Skirt, €29.95, Zara
Denim Pencil Midi Skirt, €50, River Island
The Button Down Midi
Just like denim, midi skirts are very much the backbone of fashion 'it' girls' wardrobes. The hemline falls between your knees and ankles - a silhouette that looks good on all body types. The midi skirt is extremely versatile and the addition of buttons brings an additional edge to the garment.
Lightweight midi skirt, €60, Levi's
Lavia Button Down Midi Skirt, €35, Vero Moda @ Zalando
Maya Midi Denim Skirt, €62, Monsoon
The Cut Off Mini
It almost feels too obvious to make a case for this staple style, but it can be easy to overlook such a wardrobe classic in the face of all the tempting trends out there.
Raw Edge Denim Skirt, €49, & Other Stories
Denim Skirt, €19.99, H&M
Blue Side Ripped Skirt, €44, Topshop
Giving you Britney and Justin flashbacks in the best way possible. Don’t be quick to lump denim into the same predictable category. Designers are always visiting this wardrobe staple and experimenting with new cuts and finishes along the way, and the results this year are here to provide Britney and Justin flashbacks in the best way.
BDG Kendri Patchwork Denim Mini Skirt, €29, Urban Outfitters
Urban Bliss Deconstructed Lace Patchwork Denim Mini Skirt, €29.03, ASOS
Two-Tone Denim Mini Skirt, €90.69, Levi's
The Classic A-Line
As reliable as a pair of jeans, there’s no shape this A-line silhouette and style doesn’t flatter. Great with knee-high boots and an oversized knit in the winter. However, this skirt holds its own through the warmer seasons, too, year after year.
Denim Skirt with Front Seam, €19.99, Stradivarius
Denim A-Line Skirt, €35, Warehouse
Denim Mini Skirt With Lined Belt, €25.99, Pull and Bear
Main image by @ninetiesdrewbarrymore on Instagram