Denim skirts were all the rage in the early 2000s, and we thought to have seen the last of them, but they’ve made a spectacular comeback. From the cringe-worthy low-rise mini skirt to graceful and slimming high-rise skirts, we’ve come a long way.
We’re totally in love with the casual and high-street vibe they give off. They look amazing with plenty of top options, so you can transform it from grunge to a more feminine look. One of the most common variations of looks spreading around is how denim skirts look with tights. Yes, we know it used to be a teenager look back in the early 2000s but now it’s back with a grown-up, chic version.
Sure, you can wear them as it is, but tights are a great option for when you want to cover up or when it gets chilly. In addition, we’ll go over other pairings like stockings and fishnets, which also look aesthetically pleasing.
But before we dive into the different ways you can rock a denim a skirt, let’s talk about how you’re supposed to pull it off.
We’re going to talk about:
- Examples Of How To Wear A Denim Skirt Various Top Styles?
- How Do You Pull Off The Denim Skirt With Tights And Boots Look?
- What Are The Best Shoes To Wear With Jean Skirts?
Examples Of How To Wear A Denim Skirt Various Top Styles?
We think there’s a way to wear tights, leggings, or stockings with pretty much any denim skirt look (except if you’re wearing it with sandals, sorry). We’ll share a few great combinations and explain how you can wear them with leggings.
1. Cropped Blouse + Denim Skirt
Starting off, the cropped blouse is a summery statement piece. It’s breezy and gives plenty of room to breathe and most importantly, looks super cute. Pair it with a denim skirt and choose a pair of fishnet stockings instead of regular leggings. Showing off that extra bit of skin makes all the difference when you’re on a date. Lastly, throw on a pair of open-toe boots, pointed-toe flats, or pointed-toe heels.
2. Sweater + Denim Skirt + Warm Leggings
This combination is perfect for when you can feel the winter breeze settling but have yet to pull out your favorite coat. Until then, you should pair your favorite denim skirt with a cute sweater – it doesn’t matter which color. Bright sweaters are welcome, and so are darker earthy colors.
To keep your legs warm, choose thicker leggings that offer an extra layer on the inside. You can wear a pair of ankle boots for a cozy winter look, or for something more casual, sneakers are a good choice.
3. High-Necked Top + Denim Skirt
This signature look stands on the border between smart casual and semi-formal apparel. The high-necked top has an air of formality that shows you’re serious. Meanwhile, the denim skirt makes your outfit seem more casual and shows off your fun-loving personality.
If you’re opting for a black high-necked top, it would go well with black leggings under your denim skirt. As for shoes, it’s best that you stick to classy ankle boots so you look put-together.
4. Cropped T-Shirt + Denim Skirt
We all know of the bombshell combination that is blue denim with black leather. Typically, it calls for denim jeans with a leather jacket, but you can make a variation with a denim skirt instead. This is a great way to approach the grunge aesthetic without putting in too much of an effort.
It’s also a minimalist look that doesn’t need too many elements. Opt for a simple tank or sleeveless blouse under the jacket so it doesn’t outshine the focal elements – your leather jacket and denim skirt. For extra coverage, opt for mesh stockings underneath, not only do they add an air of mystery, but they make an impact too. Finally, you can finish it off with some cute knee-high boots.
6. White T-Shirt + Denim Skirt
One of the ultimate classics is pairing blue denim with white, so we decided to incorporate it into the denim skirt concept. Wearing your favorite white t-shirt with a denim skirt makes for a flawless combination.
It has a great casual vibe, and with fishnet stockings, you add different layers that make it look dynamic and edgy. When it comes to white t-shirts, your best options for shoes include Vans or clean white sneakers.
So, we just mentioned some of the ways you can pull off a denim skirt with tights, as well as different kinds of shoes that go well with a denim skirt. What combination do you prefer? Let us know in the comments.
One final option to consider under the denim jeans: Tights or Fishnets?
When it comes to tights, you need to have a clear idea of the kind of look you’re going for. For example, a more grunge or goth look would mean that you choose fishnet stockings. On the other hand, if you want a sleek and classy appearance, black mesh stockings will go well with a denim skirt.
Then, for casual looks, black leggings work best because they’re far more practical and allow more wear without resulting in damage. During winter, opt for leggings with an extra warm layer on the inside. This allows you to show off your legs without giving up on warmth.
How Do You Pull Off The Denim Skirt With Tights And Boots Look?
We know that you want clear guidelines on wearing a denim skirt with tights, but there’s always some ambiguity in fashion. We’ll still try to make it an easy process, so you don’t get dizzy because of all the options.
One of the most popular looks is the denim skirt with boots concept, so we’ll take that approach.
Stick To Good Color Combinations
For starters, you need to stick to good color combinations. One of the reasons why we cringe at late 2000s denim skirt looks so much is because of the ghastly color combinations. At the time, girls would wear cropped leggings in a variety of different colors with their denim skirts. This gave a messy look that was unorganized and, very frankly, all over the place.
To keep that disaster from repeating itself, we recommend that you choose color combinations wisely. If you want to avoid the guesswork, black is a great option, since black leggings will go with pretty much anything, especially if it’s summer and you just want to cover up.
On the other hand, if you want to switch it up during the colder months, colors like navy and brown are great options, since that’s when you can get out your boots as well.
What Boots Are You Wearing?
The kind of boots you wear with your outfit can make all the difference. While there are various types of boots that can pair well with a denim skirt, not every style will do. For instance, sock boots and knee-high boots give a chic look that works for a variety of occasions. Meanwhile, lace-up boots give a somewhat high-street vibe.
Over the knee boots and ankle boots with block heels look super classy if you want to give off an elegant and sexy appeal with your outfit. But when you’re going casual, a pair of UGGs or chunky platform boots do the trick.
What Are The Best Shoes To Wear With Jean Skirts?
Sure, we mentioned that boots with denim skirts are a great combination, but that doesn’t mean you should dismiss all the other great options you have. If you don’t have many pairs of boots, take your time to grow your collection. Until then, you can wear the following styles with a denim skirt.
To begin with, you can totally wear sneakers with a denim skirt. In fact, pairing cute running shoes or sneakers with knee-high socks is a great casual look. Whether you like high tops or something that’s more toward the sporty side, make sure to choose clean sneakers that give you a sophisticated appeal.
For a more feminine appeal, we suggest wearing flats. What kind? Just about any kind will do, even pointed-toe flats. Flats are practical when you need to walk a lot but look put-together at the same time. Of course, we don’t mean that sneakers don’t look ‘put-together’, but you’ll need to make sure that they’re clean and show minimal signs of wear.
Speaking of feminine appeal, thinking of creating a date night outfit with just a denim skirt? If you’re up for the challenge, just know that pointed-toe heels should definitely be an addition. They give a modern and sexy appeal that suit denim skirts.
It’s best if you can wear them with a chiffon blouse and no stockings, but if you need to, opt for mesh stockings, or thin mesh fishnets for the best look.
This is one of our favorite options and it works best when you’re pairing a skirt with black leggings and a cropped t-shirt. You can top it off with a denim jacket for a double denim look too.
If you’ve got limited options, then just pull out the pair of tennis shoes you wear on your trips to the corner store. These have a simple look and look the best with full-sleeved t-shirts. Opt for a loose-fitting t-shirt because it gives a low-maintenance aesthetic.
In the summer, you don’t need to put up with sweaty feet and the hassle of wearing socks. If you want to rock a denim skirt with a tank, spaghetti strap blouse, or even a bralette, go for it. Leave the stockings and leggings at home to avoid overheating. Instead of sneakers, get sandals instead.
Strappy sandals with pretty laces look super cute and provide plenty of support at the ankles. This can prevent tripping and slipping. If you’ll be walking a lot, remember to skip on the slippers because they don’t provide any arch support and don’t keep you balanced.
Ah, a true classic. Vans are an essential style when it comes to sneakers, so you should always have a pair in your shoe collection. These comfy sneakers make your feet look great and let you walk all day without too much strain.
We think vans are a great pairing with denim skirts, but only if you wear it minus stockings, or with plain black leggings. Mesh stockings or fishnet stockings can make your look a mix up of different elements that don’t go together.
Can I Wear Black With A Denim Skirt?
Well, duh. There’s no reason to believe that you can’t rock the color black with a denim skirt. Whether you want to wear it with a black shirt, blouse, bralette, or jacket, you can totally do so. Nevertheless, we do recommend that your blacks be dark and unfaded. Wearing poorly washed or faded blacks can mess up your look.
Not to mention, it’s best that your denim skirt is unwashed blue denim instead of the colored variety. There are a lot of options available nowadays, so if you want to wear a black skirt, you can totally go for it, just pair it with fishnets or stockings instead of solid color black leggings.
Similarly, make sure that your top adds more variety of color to the look. Instead of a plain black top, opt for a pastel shade like lavender or mint green to spark a contrast.