How To Wear A Denim Skirt Over 40: From Casual to Chic

Denim skirts have been a polarizing topic for years…are they in or are they out? As we like to reiterate with all fashion trends or styles, only wear what you really love! With the recent resurrection of the denim skirt, we’re seeing them in so many new, exciting, and different styles, lengths, and cuts. This makes choosing the right denim skirt and coming up with stylish denim skirt outfits a little tricky. That’s why today, we’re sharing a roundup of 10 ways women over 40 (or any age) can style denim skirts for different occasions, ensuring you look chic and confident no matter where you’re headed. Whether you’re dressing up for a night out or keeping it casual for the day, these outfits will help you make the most of your denim skirt.

Looking for jean jacket outfits? Check out this post next!

How To Wear A Denim Skirt Over 40

Denim Skirt Outfit Ideas

Unfortunately, there’s no one-size-fits-all trick when it comes to finding the perfect denim skirt. Many Team Busbee members have ordered multiple denim skirts trying to find one that works for each of our different body types and heights. Our biggest tip? Don’t be afraid to keep trying different options until you find the one. Here are a few things to consider…

  • Length – There are SO many length options out there now. If you’re petite, a denim mini-skirt might be best for you. If you’re super tall, you can probably rock a denim maxi.
  • Rise – Depending on your body shape, a higher rise might be more comfortable and flattering for you…that’s why it’s SO important to know what works for your body!
  • Details – Instead of your basic denim skirt, consider finding one that has an interesting detail like a slit, a wrap style, a raw hem, etc.
  • Denim – Higher-quality denim will make you feel more secure and comfortable!

Denim Skirt Outfit Ideas

How To Wear A Denim Skirt Over 40

#1) Blue Denim Mini Skirt Casual Outfit

The first way to wear your denim mini skirt is to keep it casual with a tee and sneakers or sandals. This is a perfect summer outfit for hanging out at home, running errands, or a casual coffee run or lunch. Erin’s wearing an older Agolde mini-skirt that’s classic, flattering, and simple. She styled it with an elevated white tee that’s one of those basics-with-a-twist we’re always talking about. Erin has styled this look with sneakers, espadrille wedges, and flat sandals to change the dressiness of it.

Blue Denim Mini Skirt Dressy Outfit

#2) Blue Denim Mini Skirt Dressy Outfit

Next, we’re showing you a way to dress your denim skirt up for a GNO or dinner. This Veronica Beard denim mini skirt is a lovely option if you’re looking for something really classic. It has a clean hem, flattering fit, and cool double-seam pockets to give it something a little different and unique…those are the details we talked about before! To dress it up during the summer, style it with a simple tank or cami, add a blazer for some sophistication, and throw on some sexy strappy heels.

White Denim Mini Skirt Casual Outfit

#3) White Denim Mini Skirt Casual Outfit

If you have a white denim skirt in your closet, consider styling it casually with sneakers and a cute chambray top like we did above. This look would be perfect for a day of shopping, running errands, or a lunch date. This denim skirt by 7 For All Mankind has a raw hem, is a great length, and is made of nice, high-quality denim…and it’s a wonderful price point!

White Denim Mini Skirt Dressy Outfit

#4) White Denim Mini Skirt Dressy Outfit

This next look is perfect if you want to dress your white denim skirt up for dinner, a fancy brunch, or even a casual shower or event. This is the same white 7 For All Mankind jean skirt styled with a beautiful printed Farm Rio blouse and a pair of sleek, modern, sexy slingbacks. You can recreate this look with any pretty printed blouse and neutral heels you already have in your closet too! Grab a neutral clutch and throw on some impactful jewelry to complete the look.

How To Wear A Denim Skirt Over 40

#5) Blue Denim Midi Skirt Casual Outfit

While denim minis are still in, we’ve seen more of a shift to longer hemlines and SO many stylish denim midi skirts. This midi is by one of Erin’s favorite denim brands, Mother. We love that it has an angled slit on the side that gives it something interesting and intentional. The denim is high-quality, the -rise is flattering, and the length is nice. Note: If you’re petite, a denim midi might end up actually being a denim maxi on you, so make sure you check the sizing and length information on the site when ordering your denim skirt! To keep this midi skirt outfit casual, we styled it with a basic white tee, slide-on flats, and easy, everyday accessories.

Blue Denim Midi Skirt Dressy Outfit | How To Wear A Denim Skirt Over 40

#6) Blue Denim Midi Skirt Dressy Outfit

To dress your denim midi skirt up for dinner or even casual Friday at the office, try styling it with a crisp white button-down and slingbacks. This look is chic, sophisticated, and modern…the perfect mix of trendy of cool!

How To Wear A Denim Skirt Over 40

#7) Ivory Denim Midi Skirt Casual Outfit

If you’re not a fan of the traditional blue denim midi skirt, consider a white or ivory midi skirt for summer! We love this one by Pilcro, Anthropologie’s in-house brand. The slit up the front is chic and will also help with the summer heat. It has a raw hem, comes in petite and plus sizes, and a traditional blue denim. Oh, and it’s only $138…a great price point for the quality! Style it casually with a basic tank layered underneath a breezy cotton button-down. You could even swap the button-down for a denim jacket to get an update on the Canadian tuxedo if that’s your style! Add your favorite pair of comfy sandals, your everyday jewelry, and grab your go-to tote. Easy-peasy!

Ivory Denim Midi Skirt Dressy Outfit

#8) Ivory Denim Midi Skirt Dressy Outfit

For this dressier ivory midi skirt outfit, we paired the same Pilcro skirt with the white slingbacks from previous looks and an open-knit tank. You can add a lacy bralette underneath for date night or wear a regular cami (depending on your comfort level). You can dress this up or down depending on the accessories you choose.

Blue Denim Skort Casual Outfit

#9) Blue Denim Skort Casual Outfit

If there weren’t already enough denim skirt options to choose from, there are also denim skort options out there too! We searched high and low for the best skort and found this one by Veronica Beard that will be so flattering! The shorts/skirt combo has an A-line fit that will make the legs look slimmer and the crossover front adds to the flattering fit. To style your skort casually, wear it with an elevated tee and cute sneakers or sandals. You could wear this look shopping, running errands, or a casual lunch!

Blue Denim Skort Dressy Outfit

#10) Blue Denim Skort Dressy Outfit

Skorts are inherently more casual, but you can dress them up. In this look, we styled the same Veronica Beard skort with a gorgeous silky white blouse and beige slingbacks. You can alter the dressiness of this look with a few simple accessory changes, but a raffia clutch and impactful jewelry make it the perfect elevated casual outfit for a dinner or girls’ night.

Are you team denim skirt?? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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