10 Fresh Ways to Wear a Mini Skirt

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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    Chloe Moretz

    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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    Katy Perry

    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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    Miroslava Duma

    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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    Pixie Geldof

    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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    Ellie Goulding

    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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    Poppy Delevingne

    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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    Sarah Ann Macklin

    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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    Jessica Alba

    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.

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    Rashida Jones

    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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    Suki Waterhouse

    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. 

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    Cameo

    Here with Me Skirt ($100)

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    AllSaints

    Mini Split Lucille Skirt ($330) in Bottle Green

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    Topshop

    Wool Check Skirt ($76) in Orange

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    Kenzo

    Temple-Eyed Jacquard Skirt ($416) in Blue

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    Madewell

    Striped Pleat Skirt ($118) in Navy Black

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    Mango

    Prince of Wales Miniskirt ($60) in Black

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    Tibi

    Katrin Quilting Paneled Skirt ($325) in Almond

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    MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela

    Denim Miniskirt ($198) in Blue Denim

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    Zara

    Patterned Mini Skirt ($60) in Blue

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Tibi Katrin Quilting Paneled Skirt

Tibi Katrin Quilting Paneled Skirt

Tibi, $325
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Mango Prince of Wales Miniskirt

Mango Prince of Wales Miniskirt

Mango, $60
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MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Denim Miniskirt

MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela Denim Miniskirt

MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela, $198
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All Saints Mini Split Lucille Skirt

All Saints Mini Split Lucille Skirt

All Saints, $330
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Madewell Striped Pleat Skirt

Madewell Striped Pleat Skirt

Madewell, $118
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Topshop Wool Check Skirt

Topshop Wool Check Skirt

Topshop, $76
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Kenzo Temple-Eyed Jacquard Skirt

Kenzo Temple-Eyed Jacquard Skirt

Kenzo, $416
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Zara Patterned Mini Skirt

Zara Patterned Mini Skirt

Zara, $60
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