10 Fresh Ways to Wear a Mini Skirt
Don’t stand on the style sidelines for this one. The mini is a cinch to master. Just follow the lead of fashion-forward ladies like Katy Perry, Jessica Alba, and Rashida Jones.
A skater skirt, like the Alice + Olivia Box Pleat Leather Skirt ($495) that Katy Perry wore on a recent New York outing, is among fall’s most on-trend silhouettes. To prevent the look from feeling too flimsy, add bulk via combat boots and a chunky top like Perry’s sold-out Raga animal-pattern sweater.
That’s Professor Mini to you. Miroslava Duma played the serious (fashion) scholar in a tweedy three-piece Tommy Hilfiger look at the designer’s S/S 14 show last month in New York. A pair of nude pointy toe pumps do double duty, elongating Duma’s legs while adding a feminine touch to the outfit.
On hand to support best mate, Alexa Chung, at the latter’s book party at Liberty in London last month the British social looked casually chic in a striped MiH top, Versace vintage velvet skirt, and silver Prada Mary Janes. Did someone say perfect transitional outfit? Oh yes, we did.
Cara’s big sis (and fellow model) struck a blue note in head-to-toe Pucci at the amfAR Milano Gala after-party that Vionnet hosted last month in Milan. The azure/ebony color coordination helps gel the look while the oversized jacket offsets the short skirt and cropped top.
In our humble opinion, there is no wrong way to wear a black leather mini skirt. However, the Brit beauty scores extra style points for her ensemble at the Warner Music Group and Esquire party in London. The cream blouse adds a buttoned-up element while the oversized, raspberry-colored, python clutch is the pitch perfect statement accessory.
A matching crop top and mini, like the Narciso Rodriguez S/S/ 14 look that the actress sported to the A.C.O.D. premiere in Los Angeles, requires minimal effort and delivers maximum chic appeal. A pair of embellished pumps—see: Alba’s Nicholas Kirkwood Point Toe Pumps ($918)—takes the outfit into cocktail hour.
At the opening reception for “Helmut Newton: White Women/Sleepless Nights/Big Nudes Exhibit” at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, the Parks and Recreation star took the edge off an electric blue Kelly Wearstler Phenomena Skirt ($238) with a preppy striped tee and feminine floral clutch.