The Denim Skirt Comes Out of Retirement

August 10, 2018

Many KC-itians are familiar with Baldwin! Our hometown brand that has been changing the denim game. I had been looking for the perfect Baldwin piece to add to my collection and I think I found it. The Kendall. This long denim maxi skirt made specifically for Kendall Jenner from Anna Wintour. 
When I first saw this skirt I wasn't sure how to feel about it. Of course there is very little that KJ can't pull off. However, I have nightmares about wearing denim skirts from middle school and I think embarrassingly once or twice in high school. Nevertheless, the denim skirt is coming out of retirement for me and is ready to work! Literally I wear this skirt to work on casual Fridays. I am wearing a size 24 for reference. 
I always had this skirt in the back of my mind wondering how much it would end up for on eBay a few years later since it retailed for $198 (definitely not in my budget). On a restless night when I should've been unwinding from finance/econ homework I stumbled on this baby for $12?! For real friends eBay style is the BEST. Took this skirt to the dry cleaner and brand new!
When I first bought this skirt I was pretty nervous. I hadn't thought about this trend and how it would work on my body type. I typically don't buy things on a whim unless I have had them on a radar for a long time which is why I think it was so easy to buy this skirt and the fact that it was $12.
I had asked a couple of my best friends what they thought about this skirt and although I had my regards they were both super encouraging and just told me to try it! I'm so glad that I did. Especially as I see the midi/maxi denim skirt trend coming back in style.
I am excited to see how I can style this skirt for fall.  Here is one way that I think is pretty versatile for all sizes.

 I also think a chunky sweater and some birkenstocks for the fall seem very Olsen twins to me. Which is everything I strive to be. Every once in awhile I think its good to buy clothes that challenge you out of your comfort zone and to remix with your existing closet. I think this skirt does a pretty good job of that.
Keeping my makeup simple here ABH's Modern Renaissance can never go wrong in my heart.
So what do you think friends? Am I crazy for buying a skirt I didn't know that I would like/or would fit? Would you try the maxi denim skirt trend in any capacity?

Wearing: Tank - vintage, skirt - Baldwin (sold out, but similar), shoes - Harajuku Lovers (sold out, but similar)

Photos by the incredible LFTM Photography, seriously give Audley a follow here!
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20 comments

  1. This skirt is so cool and classic! I love how you kept the styling minimal and adore where you took these photos.

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  2. I have always worn short denim skirt and never tried a longer one like this. You look so chic!

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  3. That is such a stroke of luck! Go girl. That skirt is seriously gorgeous on you. Testament that it was meant to be after all

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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  4. Girl, you never cease to amaze me with the deals you find! I love the way you've styled your new skirt, it looks so good no you! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week ahead, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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  5. That's such a bargain skirt! Great find! I think it's lovely on you too. The only denim skirt I have is a chambray maxi skirt, but I'd love to add more denim skirts to my wardrobe, there are a lot of great ones around now! :)

    Hope that you had a great weekend and your week is off to a good start :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  6. You look great in this style. The skirt is amazing!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  7. 90's is sooo back! I remember that skirt was so trendy back then and it's coming back, love it :)

    xx Alyssa | Style Vanity

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  8. Oh yesssss! You wear this extra long denim skirt SO well babe - definitely getting all of the best kind of 90s vibes! You've definitely inspired me to find a similar one to add to my Autumnal wardrobe now, oooh....

    aglassofice.com x

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  9. Beautiful pictures, I need to buy a denim skirt!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  10. You are rocking this long denim skirt! I'm so glad this trend is coming back, it's so incredibly chic xx

    Much Love,
    Elegant Duchess xx
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  11. The dress looks very basic but very nice, I like the way you mix

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  12. What a serious SCORE! I love it- so 90s and KILLER!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  13. ebay is so cool, love how you styled this skirt !! you did a great deal, beautiful outfit; so feminine.
    Sonia
    www.soniaaicha.com

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  14. Obsessed with this long denim skirt! You are rockin it, girl.

    xo, allie
    www.champagne-tuesdays.com

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  15. I used to have a long denim skirt like this. I love when retro trends come back. This style looks great on you and I like how you've styled it simply. <3 x/Madison
    FASHION TALES

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  16. I love that this skirt is back in fashion! I remember having a similar one when I was about 14. I need to get another stat! Looking gorgeous hun xx

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  17. Perfectly styled babe ,and i love your shoes too.

    www.stylenbeautylounge.uk

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  18. You look great in it, seriously! I used to have long denim skirts way way back in the day, when I was going to school. And it is fun to see them coming back in style! xx

    Naya
    partyparrotblog.com

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  19. $12 is such a steal, and you look fantastic in it! I love browsing eBay as well, you never know what amazing pieces you'll find!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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