How to Wear the Denim Skirt Trend That’s Coming Back in a Big Way

Denim lovers, are you ready to resurrect your style from 2005? Because the fashion cycle this year has once again brought upon us the old classic denim skirt, in the same ripped-up style that was popular when Paris Hilton was still the reigning reality-star-with-a-sex-tape queen.

One of the celebrities heralding the denim skirt’s comeback is Beyonce, who shared a double-denim outfit-of-the-day post to her 29 million Instagram followers just a couple of weeks ago. In it, Beyonce paired a Rag & Bone distressed denim skirt with a denim shirt tied at the waist. She used an expensive-looking black leather handbag to luxe-up her look, and added black-dotted yellow pumps for a pop of color.

Beyonce denim skirtBeyonce’s double-denim Outfit-of-the-Day Instagram post — posted on March 19, 2015

Just a little over a week later, Kylie Jenner was spotted in a very similar outfit. The 17-year-old teen queen also wore a distressed denim skirt and likewise paired it with an unbuttoned denim shirt that revealed the black bra she wore underneath. Kylie only changed up the shoes and chose to wear Jeffrey Campbell “Elphaba” suede lace-up stiletto booties to finish her look instead. Still, her outfit looked too much like Beyonce’s, which prompted many Who Wore It Better comparisons between the two.

Kylie Jenner denim skirtKylie Jenner going shopping in West Hollywood, California, on March 31, 2015

Demonstrating how fashion trends can cross even vast oceans, Kylie Minogue was seen also doing her take on the denim skirt this week. The Australian singer put a sophisticated spin on a button-up denim skirt by pairing it with a classic white shirt and a gray fur coat. She completed her date look with a pristine white leather handbag and classy taupe leather knee-high boots.

Kylie Minogue denim skirtKylie Minogue going out to dinner at Dean Street Townhouse restaurant in London, England, on April 2, 2015

Take notes from these trend-blazing ladies: if you’re going to wear this new denim skirt trend, choose one in a fitted pencil cut and an above-the-knee length. The wash of choice is distressed and faded, preferably with rips, holes, and tears. However, it’s not meant to be worn with graphic tees or ugg boots like in 2005 –this 2015’s denim skirt has been leveled up and needs to be paired with button-down shirts, stilettos, and your classiest handbag.

Ready to take on the trend? Shop our denim skirt selection at Revolve and Shopbop.

denim skirtsJoe’s Jeans Button-Up Denim Pencil Skirt, $145 / Blank NYC “Cry Baby” Ripped-Hem Denim Skirt, $88 / One Teaspoon Dusty “Free Love” Denim Skirt, $129

Denim pencil skirtsLovers + Friends “Miles” Denim Skirt, $138 / Currrent/Elliott High-Waist Denim Pencil Skirt, $228 / Rag & Bone/JEAN Shredded Denim Skirt, $265

Credit: WENN/Beyonce's Instagram

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