How To Style A Denim Maxi Skirt

If you’re anything like us, the denim maxi skirt has likely been all over your Instagram and TikTok feeds this spring. You may have even ordered a denim maxi to try for yourself, but now you’re feeling stuck on how to style it.

By Alyssa Vandermeulen2 min read
344579845 908851553672097 5578846503699166706 n

The denim maxi skirt has quickly become one of the hottest trends of the spring and summer, as it hard launched during festival season and has continued to rise in the style charts. We probably all remember the denim mini skirt from our high school years, but the updated style is unlike its shorter version (thankfully) and can be styled in an updated, chic way!

The denim maxi skirt, like other longer length skirts, quickly becomes the statement piece of your overall outfit; however, the denim maxi skirt is completely different in shape and style. The skirt hugs your hips in a universally flattering way, and often has either a side or center slit to show off a little leg as well. These skirts can be found in a variety of washes, as well as black denim and cream denim. 

Now let’s get into the styling aspect of this fun wardrobe piece! 

With Cowboy Boots 

The coastal cowgirl aesthetic is arguably one of the most fun aesthetics of this year, and you can easily style your denim maxi skirt to fit the coastal cowgirl look. To keep the blue and white color combo in mind, pair your denim maxi skirt with a white top (a tank, a blouse, or even a lightweight sweater), and then add a pair of cowboy boots! 

With a Basic Tank

You should have a variety of different tank tops in your closet, and you can easily build an outfit with a bright tank and your denim maxi skirt. Add a pair of sneakers for an effortlessly cool girl look. 

With Neutral Pieces

The soft girl and vanilla girl aesthetics are some of our favorite feminine looks, and you can easily style your denim maxi skirt to fit either one of these aesthetics. Simply pair a soft, milky cream top with your favorite pair of neutral shoes, and focus on the accessories for an easy look when you don’t know what to wear. 

With a Button-Down

Remember the clean girl aesthetic from last summer? Meet its 2023 rendition! The classic white button-down paired with the long denim skirt is a super cute way to style your basic pieces, and it can be dressed up or down for any occasion. 

With a Classic Tee

Another basic piece you already have in your wardrobe is a basic tee. A classic color, like black or white, adds a perfect touch of simplicity to such a statement skirt. Add a pair of chunky sandals and a pair of sunnies, and you’re ready to own the day!



With a Cropped Blouse

Great outfits are built on balanced proportions. The longer, full coverage skirt paired with a cropped blouse is a fun way to play with proportions without showing too much skin. You can easily dress up this look for date night with a kitten heel and the right accessories. 


With a Cropped Jacket

Especially for spring, a cropped trench coat is the perfect middle ground between our beloved trench coats and cropped denim jackets. Because the length of the skirt is so long, switching up the overall silhouette with a cropped jacket is a great way to add a little more coverage on an overcast day without adding a ton of bulky layers. A leather jacket is another great option!

With a Blazer 

If your office has a business casual dress code or you simply want to dress up the denim skirt, adding a cream blazer to your look adds the right amount of spring pizazz to an already existing outfit. Add a cream sandal or mule to finish off the look, as well as a few sparkly pieces of jewelry. 

With a Corset Top

Denim maxi skirts come in a wide range of washes, including cream and black. The black denim maxi skirt is a perfect piece to style for date night, especially with a subtly sexy corset top and heels. Try this look the next time you go out with your man! 

With a Striped Sweater

If you’ve been loving the Sofia Richie-inspired old money aesthetic, chances are you will love this look! Pair a neutral striped sweater with a cream denim maxi skirt for a fun play on the trend, then add a coordinating belt and neutral shoe. Finally, put your hair in a slick bun and throw on your shades. 

With a Chunky Knit Cardigan

We love our soft, feminine cardigans for spring, so why not pair one with your denim maxi skirt? The balance between the structured denim and the slouchy cardigan is simply outfit perfection!

Shopping Recommendations

If there is a denim maxi skirt sized hole in your closet, here are a few of our favorite options, as well as pieces to wear with it.