Denim skirts are definitely making a come-back – especially the denim pencil skirt. You may be fearful of this trend, but let me change your mind. The denim pencil skirt, in my opinion, is more than a trend. It’s a closet staple and can look oh-so-chic when the fit is just right. My case in point: the G Star Raw 3301 Contour Slim Skirt.
I’ve reviewed a pair of denim by G Star before (see my review HERE), and the fit was quite flattering. I just knew this skirt would be just as fabulous. The deep ink-blue wash gives this denim skirt an expensive appeal and allows it to be dressed up for a more sophisticated look. I chose to style this skirt in a girly slash tomboy way by pairing it with a raglan tee and some chic lace-up heels. I always love the juxtaposition of something boyish and something girly, or an edgier piece paired with a girly piece. This denim in this skirt is a light-weight, thin cotton blend with 2% stretch. Since the skirt is body-hugging, I thought it best to wear a looser top. A tighter fitting top would’ve been too over-the-top.
I loved reading this skirt’s description online: “follows the body’s contours to benefit women with a slender waist and round hips.” That explains my body type to a “T.” I have a thin waist and wider hips, and sometimes it’s hard to find denim that doesn’t gap at the back. This skirt is the answer to my prayers. I chose a size 28, and the fit was perfection. Whether in motion or sitting, this skirt had zero gaps in the back.
This skirt starts right at the hip bone and hits right above the knee, so it still shows off a little leg (unlike pencil skirts that hit below the knee). Even though this skirt is form-fitting, the stretch makes it very comfortable. Funny to say, but I truly felt I could’ve devoured an entire Thanksgiving meal without having to unbutton my top button for added comfort. The stretch in this skirt is that good.
The back pockets are placed well — hugging and lifting the rear, which is an added plus in my book (but, of course). The back waistband has a black leather logo that blends in well with the wash of the denim, making it almost unnoticeable (another plus). The overall look of this skirt is minimal, but anything but boring. Its clean lines and deep — almost black — wash gives off a chic sophistication. This skirt can easily be transitioned from a casual laid-back look to an evening out on the town.
If you’re on the hunt for a great denim skirt that makes you look and feel fabulous (and doesn’t remind you of those horrible denim mini’s that we all donned in high school), then snatch up this one. It’s a staple you’ll be able to wear year round, and it won’t go out of style.