Any self-respecting style maven has already spring cleaned their closets by now. That means your mini skirts have made a comeback 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 making your mini skirt not only stylish but also classy.
1. Partner your A-line mini skirt with a long-sleeved top to create a well-balanced look
Chloe Grace Moretz at the People’s Choice Awards 2015 Press Room held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in California on January 8, 2015
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
Kerry Washington at the PaleyFEST LA 2015 – “Scandal”, PaleyFEST is a television festival where episodes of the tv show are screened and panel discussions are held with the participants in California on March 8, 2015
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!
Laura Whitmore at The Tric Awards 2015 in London on March 10, 2015
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 jackets or even a blazer will give your mini skirt a more polished flair.
4. Don a light sweater
Alexa Chung at LFW S/S 2015 – Emilia Wickstead – Arrivals in London on September 13, 2014
There’s always something about a sweater that adds a casual touch to any ensemble. So if you want your mini skirt to look day time appropriate, wearing a light sweater should do the trick.
5. Pick a button down shirt to go with your skirt (Full Story)
Reese Witherspoon out and about showing her toned legs wearing a short black skirt complimented with a red patterned blouse in California on November 5, 2014
When in doubt, go for a button down shirt. It goes with practically everything. The added collar gives the look a sleek vibe.
6. Loose tops make a perfect partner to your flared skirt (Full Story)
Cheryl Cole leaving the BBC Radio 1 studios in London on July 24, 2014
Not too fond of fitted tops? Try a loose top. This play in silhouette is not only fun but also youthful.
7. Wear an oversized shirt over your skirt
Pregnant Jaime King out shopping wearing a floral patterned denim shirt with a short skirt in California on February 19, 2015
You don’t always have to tuck your shirt in your skirt. Letting it hang loosely over your skirt can give your look more streetstyle credibility.
8. A basic t-shirt can dress down your skirt
Amber Le Bon seen out in London at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park for The Royals UK launch in London on March 24, 2015
Remember this one thing: never throw away your basic tees.
9. A pair of sneakers can punctuate the casual vibe of your ensemble
Lucy Watson at London Fashion Week A/W 2015 – Celebrity Sightings – Day 1 in London on February 20, 2015
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 these days, it is not surprising to find the mini skirt a huge hit. Now make sure you are well-stocked on this essential. Here are some skirts you might want to get:
1. Smythe A Line Skirt, $395.00 at Shopbop
2. Carven Printed Skirt, $470.00 at Shopbop
3. Paul & Joe Sister Girouette Skirt, $195.00 at Shopbop
4. House of Holland Dolly Miniskirt, $310.00 at Shopbop
5. AG Alexa Chung x AG Kely Skirt, $178.00 at Shopbop
6. Versace Multicolored Skirt, $995.00 at Shopbop
7. Love Leather Legs Legs Legs Skirt, $275.00 at Shopbop
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