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.
Our New Skirt Obsession: 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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Combination Skirt ($80) in Black
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McQ Alexander McQueen
Printed Twill Wrap Skirt ($570)
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Leather Zip Biker Skirt ($121)
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Mix Jacquard Wrap Skirt ($90) in Red
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Loop Studded Wrap Skirt ($1,200)
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Wrap-Front Skirt ($35) in Black
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Mini Skirt Wrap Detail ($64) in Navy
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Oblivion Skirt ($135) in Black
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Leather Skirt ($129) in Silver