Any self-respecting style maven has already spring-cleaned their closets by now. That means your mini skirts have returned and are now occupying a comfortable space in your wardrobe.
You still have several months to enjoy baring your legs, so you might as well make full use of your lighter, not to mention shorter, wardrobe staples. Turn to these celebrities for some tricks to make your mini skirt stylish and classy.
1. Partner your A-line mini skirt with a long-sleeved top to create a well-balanced look
Elegant Balance: Chloe Grace Moretz pairs an A-line mini skirt with a long-sleeved top at the People’s Choice Awards 2015, achieving a chic yet modest look (Credit: WENN)
Take a cue from the ‘If I Stay” actress and refrain from showing too much skin. The mini skirt already bares a lot of it, so keep the upper part of your body amply covered.
2. Go monochrome
Monochromatic Magic: Kerry Washington elegantly dons a matching top and skirt, accented with contrasting pumps at PaleyFEST LA 2015 – ‘Scandal’ (Credit: WENN)
Same-colored top and skirt will create a monochromatic look, which is usually fail-proof on any occasion. If you want to add hints of other colors, try what Kerry Washington did and wear a pair of pumps from a different color palette.
3. Layer, layer, layer!
Layered Sophistication: Laura Whitmore adds depth to her mini skirt outfit with stylish layers at The Tric Awards 2015, London (Credit: WENN)
We know it’s already time for fewer clothes, but that doesn’t mean you should stay away from layering. A lighter overcoat, cut-out jacket, or even a blazer will give your mini skirt a more polished flair.
4. Don a light sweater
Casual Chic: Alexa Chung combines a light sweater with a mini skirt for a relaxed yet trendy look at LFW S/S 2015 – Emilia Wickstead – Arrivals (Credit: WENN)
There’s always something about a sweater that adds a casual touch to any ensemble. So, wearing a light sweater should do the trick if you want your mini skirt to look daytime-appropriate.
5. Pick a button-down shirt to go with your skirt
Classic Elegance: Reese Witherspoon showcases a perfect mix of a button-down shirt with a mini skirt for a sleek, everyday style (Credit: WENN)
When in doubt, go for a button-down shirt like Reese’s. It goes with practically everything. The added collar gives the outfit a sleek vibe.
6. Loose tops make a perfect partner to your flared skirt
Playful Contrast: Cheryl Cole pairs a flared mini skirt with a loose top, creating a youthful and fun silhouette in London, July 2014 (Credit: WENN)
Not too fond of fitted tops? Try a loose top like Cheryl’s. This play in silhouette is not only fun but also youthful.
7. Wear an oversized shirt over your skirt
Relaxed Streetstyle: Pregnant Jaime King sports a floral patterned oversized shirt over a mini skirt, blending comfort with fashion (Credit: WENN)
You don’t always have to tuck your shirt in your skirt. Letting it hang loosely over your skirt can give your look more street-style credibility.
8. A basic T-shirt can dress down your skirt
Effortless Style: Amber Le Bon exemplifies the power of a basic t-shirt to dress down a mini skirt for a casual yet stylish look (Credit: WENN)
Remember this one thing: never throw away your basic tees.
9. A pair of sneakers can punctuate the casual vibe of your ensemble
Sporty Edge: Lucy Watson opts for sneakers with her mini skirt, adding a casual vibe to her ensemble at London Fashion Week A/W 2015 (Credit: WENN)
Yes, sneakers instead of heels for errands or down days. They have a casual feel without actually compromising style.
With the popularity of period styles such as ‘70s fashion, finding the mini skirt a colossal hit is unsurprising. Now, make sure you are well-stocked on this essential. Here are some skirts you might want to get:
Smythe A-Line Skirt: A versatile and elegant addition to any wardrobe, perfect for various occasions
Carven Printed Skirt: A statement piece that combines vibrant prints with a classic silhouette
Paul & Joe Sister Girouette Skirt: A playful and stylish skirt that adds a touch of whimsy to your look
House of Holland Dolly Miniskirt: A daring and fashionable choice for those looking to make a bold statement
AG Alexa Chung x AG Kely Skirt: A collaboration that blends modern style with classic design elements
Versace Multicolored Skirt: An extravagant and colorful option for a standout look
Love Leather Legs Legs Legs Skirt: A sleek and edgy leather skirt, perfect for adding a touch of rebellion to your outfit