Shave your legs and slather on the moisturizer, abbreviated hem lengths are back in a big way this season.
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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.
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The Carrie star turned heads on the set of The Today Show in a Dolce & Gabbana turtleneck and skirt, which she paired with towering Jimmy Choo heels. Given the mini’s bold colors and graphics, Moretz was wise to stick to a black palette elsewhere.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dainty baby blue skirt: point. Hulking leather moto jacket: counterpoint. We love the tension at play in the indie songbird’s look at the Topshop Unique S/S 14 show during London Fashion Week.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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At the Topshop Unique S/S 14 show in London last month, the model wore the label’s Blue Contrast Hem Skater Skirt ($76) and Long Sleeve Crop Tee ($14). In a stroke of sartorial brilliance, she threw a camel coat into the mix, upping the luxe factor, while curbing the outfit’s risqué inclinations.