At Because HQ, we’re a mixed bag when it comes to favouring trousers or skirts as our daily style default – but, even those of us who fall into the former category can agree that a denim mini holds a place in our heart.

And why shouldn’t it? As far as styling goes, it’s a core piece with which to build out many an outfit... 

Junya Watanabe’s shirt dress, with its green-tinged floral silk corset, certainly works hard on its own as a warm weather throw-on-and-go winner. However, this solo star looks equally at home when teamed with an additional layer... Enter, the denim skirt!

Tuck in your shirt dress, leaving a portion poking out underneath, and instantly add a new and interesting dimension to your daytime repertoire. Accessory-wise, we’re throwing in Staud’s crocodile-effect leather box bag, just because. Hello, chic points!

For a look that’s less “city” and more “cocktail-in-hand on the beach”, embrace Les Girls Les Boys’ leopard swimsuit as a playful body. Away from the shore, make the look all the more fun with a matchy-matchy plissé-jersey shirt from Nanushka to drive home your penchant for prints… In particular, those of the wildcat variety!

The power of denim in evening attire should too not be overlooked. After all, it’ll be every inch the cool counterpart when teamed with Isabel Marant’s plush, puffed one-shoulder velvet top, for example – complete with its scores of faceted crystals and a sparkling brooch. Add Paco Rabanne's iconic chain 1969 cross-body bag to gild the lily, gloriously. 

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