Our New Skirt Obsession: The Envelope Mini

If spring put wrap skirts back on the fashion map, fall finds the trend front and center. As temperatures are dropping, hemlines are ironically rising, thus popularizing an abbreviated version of the look known as the envelope mini.

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    Slung low on the waist with a zigzag hem that shows a daring flash of thigh, these skirts are surprisingly flattering. Style them as you would your garden-variety mini (think: strappy heels, designer sweatshirts, and graphic tees). Read on to see how the street style pros do it and to shop the look.

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    PHOTO: Fashion Vibe

    The Fashion Vibe’s Zina Charkoplia went the monochrome route with a black Zara skirt and cream Purification Garcia blouse, which she punched up with a pair of a fire engine red Mas34 heels.

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    PHOTO: Fashion Zen

    We’re suckers for symmetry. Thus, we love how the V emblem on Fashion Zen blogger Iris Gravemaker’s Ivyrevel Kingston Sweatshirt ($92) mirrors the hemline of her Saline Skirt ($92), also by Ivyrevel. Curious about Gravemaker’s super chic accessories? So were we. She’s wearing Isabel Marant Scarlet Leather, Suede, and Calf Hair Wedge Boots ($1,560) and a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Satchel ($650)

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    PHOTO: Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

    Lucky's delightful Editor-In-Chief Eva Chen lives up to her responsibility as a trendsetter with this ahead-of-the-curve outfit consisting of a Derek Lam shirt, Fendi shoes, and a Whistles Leather Pencil Skirt ($450).

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    PHOTO: Camille Over The Rainbow

    Camille Over the Rainbow blogger Camille Charriere smacks of Parisian cool in a Voyou Safari Tee Shirt ($41), Elin King x Guess by Marciano skirt, Sportmax clutch, and Zara heels.

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Kenzo pioneered the envelope mini trend and arguably has the most iterations of the style currently out there. Here, the Eye-Print Leather Mini Skirt ($1,300) meets its match in a sweatshirt also by the label.

     

    Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: Stockholm Street Style

    Vogue Australia Fashion Editor Christine Centenera puts a buttoned-up spin on the look with a Proenza Schouler skirt, Alexa Wagner shoes, and a Dion Lee blouse.

     

    Stockholm Street Style

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    PHOTO: The Blonde Salad

    Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad elevated her Zara skort and 3.1 Phillip Lim t-shirt with Hermes cuffs and a Birkin bag (what, don’t you have one?).

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    Zara

    Combination Skirt ($80) in Black

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    McQ Alexander McQueen

    Printed Twill Wrap Skirt ($570)

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    Warehouse

    Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)

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    Vanessa Bruno

    Lace-Up Wool-Blend Felt Skirt ($345)

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    Topshop

    Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red

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    Isabel Marant

    Loop Studded Wrap Skirt ($1,200)

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    H&M

     Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black

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    ASOS

    Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy

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    FindersKEEPERS

    Oblivion Skirt ($135) in Black

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    H&M

    Leather Skirt ($129) in Silver

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McQ Alexander McQueen Printed Twill Wrap Skirt

McQ Alexander McQueen Printed Twill Wrap Skirt

McQ Alexander McQueen, $570
SHOP
Zara Combination Skirt

Zara Combination Skirt

Zara, $80
SHOP
Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt

Warehouse Leather Zip Biker Skirt

Warehouse, $121
SHOP
Vanessa Bruno Lace-Up Wool-Blend Felt Skirt

Vanessa Bruno Lace-Up Wool-Blend Felt Skirt

Vanessa Bruno, $345
SHOP
Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt

Topshop Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt

Topshop, $90
SHOP
Isabel Marant Loop Studded Wrap Skirt

Isabel Marant Loop Studded Wrap Skirt

Isabel Marant, $1200
SHOP
Kenzo Embroidered Wool-Blend Felt Skirt

Kenzo Embroidered Wool-Blend Felt Skirt

Kenzo, $720
SHOP
Maiyet Wool and Shearling-Effect Wrap Skirt

Maiyet Wool and Shearling-Effect Wrap Skirt

Maiyet, $795
SHOP
ASOS Mini Skirt Wrap Detail

ASOS Mini Skirt Wrap Detail

ASOS, $64
SHOP
H&M Wrap-front Skirt ($35) in Black

H&M Wrap-front Skirt ($35) in Black

H&M, $35
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H&M Leather Skirt ($129) in Silver

H&M Leather Skirt ($129) in Silver

H&M, $129
SHOP
FindersKEEPERS Oblivion Skirt ($135) in Black

FindersKEEPERS Oblivion Skirt ($135) in Black

FindersKEEPERS, $135
SHOP
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