3 Ways to Pull Off a Mini Skirt in the Dead of Winter
ICYMI: The mighty mini skirt kinda sorta changed EVERYTHING back in the ‘60s. And while the sassy separate has since dropped its revolutionary rep, it definitely hasn’t lost its ability to turn heads. Despite the runway-ready appeal of swishy midi skirts, the short and snappy piece is a shoo-in for GNOs, off-duty adventures and even packs considerable potential for your nine-to-five! Cringe-worthy forecasts can’t even knock it. You heard right — teamed with sheers or a pair of fleece-lined tights and a few cozy layers, your mini skirt can kick it all year long sans problem. This week’s Style Resolutions is bringing you three easy ways to hit refresh on this short-and-sweet style.
The buy: This Knot Jacquard Skirt from Mango isn’t your average mini. The thicker fabric lends itself to professional environments and the happy hour that follows. The tuck detail adds a surprise element that elevates the not-so-basic separate.
How to Wear a Mini Skirt for Work
A mini skirt is probably one of the last things you’d think would fly at the office, but styled just right it takes on a seriously down-to-business ‘tude. Slip on sheers to keep the cold at bay, then proceed to pair with on-the-job essentials like a crisp tuxedo blouse, wool vest and pointed-toe ankle boots. Gold drop earrings and an architectural ring lend the look just the right amount of glitz, while a menswear coat and sculptural satchel inject an air of modern sophistication.
Mango Knot Jacquard Skirt ($80) + Thomas Mason for J.Crew Tuxedo Shirt ($138), Helmut Lang Double-Faced Cotton and Wool-Blend Twill Vest ($255), Zara Embossed Leather High Heel Boots ($119), Mango Mixed Pendant Earrings ($20), Faris Rest Ring ($98), Sole Society Rosamund Satchel ($80), Warehouse Oversized Mensy Coat ($312)
How to Wear a Mini Skirt for a Night Out
If there’s one thing minis know how to do, it’s party. Be it an upcoming GNO or a rendezvous with bae, take your mini skirt along for the ride, styling it with a shimmery bodysuit and playful platforms. Candy-colored gemstone earrings up the glam factor of your getup like none other, while an embroidered velvet jacket and metal saddlebag add bohemian flare.
Mango Knot Jacquard Skirt ($80) + H&M Glittery Bodysuit ($25), Intentionally Blank Stamina Leather Platform ($198), Zhuu Metal Saddle Bag ($165), Ann Taylor Chandelier Drop Earrings ($50), & Other Stories Quilted Velvet Jacket ($125), Dior Veris Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Lacquer in Rouge ($27)
How to Wear a Mini Skirt for the Weekend
We’re shaking up our off-duty routine for 2017 and starting by ditching our much-adored denim for a leggy mini skirt and an emoji-laden sweatshirt with RN appeal. To keep the flirty vibes in check, we’ll be rocking it alongside a ’70s-inspired puffer jacket, don’t-mess ankle boots and a playful pom-pom cap. Glitter-flecked tights or over-the-knee socks come highly recommended.
Mango Knot Jacquard Skirt ($80) + H&M Sweatshirt ($18), Zara Maxi Buckles Leather Ankle Boots ($159), & Other Stories Quilted Hood Jacket ($245), Pull&Bear Logo Beanie Hat ($16), Urban Outfitters Brooklyn Brow Bar Round Sunglasses ($18), Eleven Thirty Anni Mini Backpack ($260)
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Our undergarments might have taken a backseat in 2020, but with a new year upon us, we're feeling inspired to reprioritize our most intimate clothing layer — especially in time for Valentine's Day. Because hey, what better way to kickstart a season of self-love than by treating yourself to a confidence-boosting set of lingerie?
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