The mini skirt should be a wardrobe staple, regardless of height, build, and even your age. Sometimes wearing a maxi skirt or any other design that cuts off mid-leg can make your body look shorter than it actually is… and, anyway, who doesn’t love a mini-skirt?
Below is a short guide to nailing that perfect look every season (layering isn’t merely a suggestion, it’s a way of life).
Did you think we were going to start off with any other season? Summer is the epitome of short skirts, tanned skin and exposed legs. A mini skirt is a staple of the summer season since pants, long dresses, and bermuda shorts are clearly out of the question – we’re talking out of pure necessity here!
Pair your mini skirt with flat sandals for a casual look, or at night with a button-down blouse and heeled-sandals if you’re heading out for a date of dinner and drinks. An a-line skirt is a must if you want to draw attention to your waist (which, by the way, will make it look slimmer), and create the illusion of full hips.
As the temperature begins to drop, there are still many ways to rock the mini skirt in fall. If you dare to brave the cold with bare legs, try a structured blazer to balance the proportions of the look. Whether it’s double-breasted, made of linen, or crafted in breathable cotton – it’ll look amazing with a structured mini skirt underneath.
In terms of footwear, you can experiment with ankle boots, ballet flats, and even open-toe sandals if the colder weather doesn’t bother you. After all, it’s all about formulating that perfect outfit!
It’s finally time to bring out the pantyhose and layer-up your outfit for the cold weather. The mini skirt is allowed to stay, but open-toe shoes are certainly not an option anymore. For a refined daytime look, pair a mini skirt with a light cashmere jumper, pantyhose (nude or black whatever you prefer), and slightly heeled ankle boots for a comfortably-chic look. Throw an oversized coat over the top if the weather is particularly windy or unstable that day.
Now there’s a reason we left the best until last; spring is the best weather for combining your summer and winter clothes and creating a happy medium. A trench coat can be your best friend, especially for trans-seasonal dressing since it’s all about balancing your proportions.
Style your favourite leather mini skirt with a trench coat, basic white t-shirt and sneakers for a casual look which is also weather appropriate. Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it too?
Which look would you try?
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