3 Ways To Style A Denim Skirt for Transition Season

Greetings, friends! I’m excited to be teaming up today with two other fashion blogs to bring you 3 ways to style a denim skirt during this transition season.

Kay Harms is a long-time reader who became a friend when we got to meet for coffee when she was visiting the area last year. She’s a professional writer and speaker who recently started a fashion blog called Dressed For My Day, where she strives to encourage other 40+ women to dress our bodies in a way that helps us influence our worlds positively and with grace.

I’ve gotten to know Susanne more recently, and she blogs at Thompson Hill about American small town living. Her blog is a mix of topics including food, home & garden, and fashion. She’s an amazing cook and loves to share recipes and entertaining tips as well as fashion and outfit inspiration.

I often get requests for other blogs that offer similar content to mine, so I’m super excited to introduce both of these ladies today because I think their blogs will resonate with many of you.

If you’re new here and visiting from Kay or Susanne’s blogs, welcome!

I’m Jo-Lynne, and I’m married with 3 kids — one in middle school, one in high school, and one who just went off to college a few days ago. *gulp*

We live in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and I’ve been blogging for over 12 years. These days I focus mostly on fashion, but I’ve been sharing some of my home projects since we moved this past summer, and I have a large catalog of travel tipsrecipes, and beauty reviews in my blog archives, if you care to poke around.

I wear a mix of high and low fashion, and my style is mostly casual and classic with an edgy piece thrown in here and there. Today I’m styling this denim skirt from the Universal Thread line at Target with a floral blouse from Loft.

This blouse caught my eye on the Loft website, and I snagged it when it went on sale. It’s currently marked down to $49 and then 40% off that, so a nice price for a great transition piece that you can start wearing now and enjoy well into fall — just throw a jean jacket or cardigan on top when it gets cooler outside.

The colors are really pretty, and it has enough drape to be flattering even though it doesn’t have a lot of structure. For size reference, I’m wearing my usual small.

My regular readers know I’m a bit of a denim snob, so I was really happy to find this budget-friendly denim skirt at Target for under $20!!! It fits great and it has a nice medium wash.

Size-wise, it runs small. For reference, I’m usually a 6 or 8 in skirts, and I sized up to a 10 in this one and it’s still a bit snug. I only wore it for about 5 minutes to take these pictures, and I’m going to try to exchange it for a 12. That said, once you figure out your size, it’s really cute on and comfortable too. It also comes in plus sizes.

I almost wore ankle boots with this look, but then I decided to pull out these cognac suede slides from last fall.

Slides are trending again this season, and you can find them at all different price points and heel heights. Mine were a bit of a splurge, but I got them on sale at the end of last season.

I was surprised to find them still available this summer at two different retailers, but sizes are limited so I’ll also link up some other options at the end of the post if you care to shop.

My bag is a few years old as well, and the size I have is no longer available, but they have it in this smaller size — perfect for going out or those times you want something dressier than your everyday “mom bag.”

I decided to show this look with a cardigan as well, so you can see how I’ll wear it this fall. I probably should have swapped out my slides for ankle boots, but you get the idea!

This is the Leith ribbed circle cardigan that everyone goes ga-ga for during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m happy to report that it’s restocked in all colors!

This sweater is their third iteration, and I think it’s the best one yet. The ribbed texture keeps it close to the body, which is slenderizing, and it’s incredibly soft. Definitely size down in this one, though. I normally wear a small in cardigans, and I got this one in the XS.


blouse // skirt // slides // cardigan // similar bag // necklace

photo credit: Alison Cornell

I hope this post gives you some inspiration for styling the denim skirts in your closet, and don’t forget to visit Kay and Susanne and see how they’re styling their denim skirts this season!

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