One-shoulder tops, ruffle-trimmed rompers, and distressed white jeans are cornerstones of every fashionable warm-weather wardrobe, but there’s one bare-it-all piece that doesn’t get quite as much street style cred as it deserves: the mini skirt. The perfect separate to show off those sun-kissed gams, this above-the-knee essential can kick it as a coverup for a stint in the sand or serve as the centerpiece for a DDG date-night ensemble — it’s that good. This week, Three Ways to Wear is taking style cues from three sartorially minded celebs to show you how to rock the iconic bottom all season long.
The Buy: A must-buy mini designed to turn heads and set trends.
How to Wear a Mini Skirt for Work
Emma Roberts kept things classy for a Belletrist event with a sweet button-up skirt, punchy yellow pumps, and a high-neck top. Swoon.
Minis at the office? Heck yes! Keep the high hemline feeling professional by opting for smart pinstripes and styling alongside a sharp dress shirt with sculptural details. A ladylike top handle and lace-up pumps add instant elegance to your leggy look, while statement hoops ensure the getup stays true to your cutting edge style sensibilities.
Mango Buckle Wrap Skirt ($60) + Pixie Market Double Ruffled Sleeve Shirt ($95), Steve Madden Pampered Lace-Up Pump ($100), Lady Grey Hand Hoop Earring in Gold ($180), Ceri Hoover Kyle ($425), Stellar Infinite Lipstick in Dark Matter ($22)
How to Wear a Mini Skirt for a Night Out
When does she not get it right? Paired with a sleek bomber jacket, classic ankle-strap heels, and a striped top, Joan Smalls’ leather mini is ready to take on any amount of weekend shenanigans, day or night.
Be it your bestie’s birthday bash or date night, you can’t go wrong with a ruffle-trimmed mini skirt. Balance out the girl-next-door vibes with a sultry lace-trimmed cami, stunner stilettos, and a studded leather jacket with endless don’t-mess vibes. To keep all eyes on you, complete the look with a smokey eye, shimmery box clutch, and layered choker FTW.
Topshop Red Flower Frill Skirt ($55) + Zara Studded Biker Jacket ($300), Wilfred Free Pavlova Camisole ($70), Sam Edelman Anabeth Ankle Strap Sandal ($110), BaubleBar Aimee Y-Choker ($42), Milly Eyelash Glitter Half Moon Clutch ($295), Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette ($54)
How to Wear a Mini Skirt for the Weekend
What does Ashley Bell wear when she’s keepin’ it real? A leather mini and an oversized tee, of course!
Say sayonara to your favorite pair of cutoffs and add this embroidered denim mini to your off-duty lineup stat. Fancify its low-key vibes without going OTT with a lacy cold-shoulder top, Jane Birkin-approved basket, and sleek suede mules that deliver just the right amount of throwback cool.
Zara Floral Embroidered Denim Skirt ($50) + Topshop Pointelle Tie Cold Shoulder Top ($65), Spektre Off Shore 1 ($205), Free People Straw Basket ($68), Linea Paolo Isla Block Heel Mule ($120), Annie Costello Brown Matisse in Gold ($180), Pamela Love Brass Agnes Ring ($110)
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