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This is exactly how to style this season’s denim maxi skirt trend

There’s no need to panic. The denim maxi skirt might be a new silhouette on the scene (fashion hasn’t seen this much wafty denim since Phoebe Buffay sang Smelly Cat or the real-life inspiration for Daisy Jones & The Six was in the charts…) but your skirt doesn’t have to look retro. Although that kind of styling does have it’s own charm…

Instead, we’ve found the best styling inspiration from our feeds to show you exactly how you could wear your denim maxi skirt, right now, if you’re feeling a little stuck for outfit ideas.

While you know that miniskirts + flats = match made in fashion heaven, maxis might seem a little tricker. But, honestly, they are just as versatile and go with ballet pumps, knee high boots and trainers. Likewise, the beauty of the denim maxi skirt is that it is just one baby step away from a classic pair of denim jeans. All the t-shirts, shirts and jumpers you’d wear with your jeans will perfectly match a denim maxi or midi skirt.

What is key is keeping your look in proportion. So that means a skirt that sits close to your body and doesn’t drape on the floor. Traditional fashion diktats state that if one half of your outfit is baggy, the other should be tight-fitting (that’s why the baggy cargo pants and crop top combo is iconic…) but don’t be afraid to wear a long skirt with an oversize shirt or boyfriend blazer. Even a loose trench looks good with this kind of skirt.

Here's how to style a denim maxi skirt…

A cropped co-ord twinset looks sweet and neat against the casual vibes of the skirt on Abisola Omole. Try a heeled mule to add extra edge and elevate the look to something chic and classic that you could wear for cocktails or work, rather than just coastal cowgirl cosplay…

If you feel that you do want to rein back on fabric, to balance the volume of the skirt, a cropped shirt will look smart. Katiesfitz nails it - and shows that knee-high boots are also a clever trans-seasonal choice for when the sun is shiny (but there is a chill in the air.)

Double denim is (nearly) always a fashion do and @kasiachin shows us why. A short sleeve shirt in a similar shade to your skirt looks pulled together while the pointed toe shoes also fit the longline look better than a round-toe pair.

We told you that maxi skirts would work with trainers. Rachael Clifton goes for a slouchy bomber and tonal top underneath. The contrast of light and dark tones on the upper / lower parts of this outfit are ideal on taller women too, when one shade might feel ‘blocky’.

We have to admit, even Instagram's chicest were confused by denim maxi skirts and denim midi skirts to begin with, but we can confirme, they are now 100% on board. If your body is more petite, a cropped bomber jacket (whether black leather or not) will look great against a longer skirt length and chunky boots will ground the look, like Paris-based Heloise Guillet has styled hers.

So, now you've seen the best styling ideas for your denim maxi skirt… Most looks centre around teaming denim with black leather, more denim or beige tones and these colours look eternally chic together. Denim is a neutral, a wardrobe foundation, and wearing it as the base of a similarly timeless-toned outfit will mean you'll enjoy wearing your skirts for many seasons ahead! And that's a trend we can definitely get on board with…

This article was originally published on Glamour UK.

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