Couture Fashion Week recently wrapped in Paris, and we were surprised to find miniskirts everywhere we looked. Normally we expect over-the-top gowns and ornate pieces, but we enjoyed the different spins fashion girls put on the leg-baring wardrobe basic this season. So for a fashion-forward look that is street style star–approved, try adding a miniskirt to your outfit.
Best of all was the creative ways fashion girls were styling the closet staple—and we even learned a few tricks. First, play with proportions. By adding a voluminous top or a shirt with exaggerated frilled cuffs, you’re able to strike the perfect balance against super-short hemlines. Next, keep things monochrome. An outfit that’s head-to-toe white or all black looks instantly cool and polished. Another trick? Opt for high-rise styles. The silhouette hits at the smallest part of your waist, so it has a slimming effect.
Want to see all the styling tips we learned from street style girls? Keep reading to be inspired by their looks and then shop our favorite styles.
Add a voluminous top—one of this season's biggest silhouettes—to a denim skirt.
Mirror the look of a glossy skirt with shiny ankle boots.
Head-to-toe white always looks chic. Try leaving your shirt buttons undone for a cool summer look.
Offset a short hemline with a pair of sneakers.
Top off your look with a coordinating jacket.
Finish your look with a top that has cool details, like the lace/ribbon cuffs here.
Elevate even a simple black top and skirt by layering on accessories.
You might not think to pair a sweatshirt with a lace-trimmed miniskirt, but it just works.
A universally flattering style, a high-waisted skirt hits at the smallest part of the waist.
Satin is one of this season's coolest fabrics and lends a sophisticated feel to any look.
Wear a blouse with pumps for a dressier look.
Wear a neutral top with this skirt to achieve a minimalistic look.
Style a colored denim skirt with a chambray button-down.
British girls love a patent leather staple skirt.
Wearing a loud print instantly makes your skirt more flattering.
Style this skirt with a white cami for the summer and a leather jacket for fall.
A two-tone denim skirt is a fun flattering style.
Button details are a timeless touch.
Suede is definitely a smart investment.
Add this to your going-out repertoire.
This military-influenced skirt nails one of this fall's biggest upcoming trends.
L.A. girls are loving this local brand.
Pair this skirt with a blazer for the office.
Style this skirt with a plain tee or a striped blouse.
Tuck in a white blouse and slip into black sandals, and you're good to go!
This high-waisted denim skirt is perfect for boho girls.
A miniskirt with a matching blazer is a guaranteed tailored look.
This timeless miniskirt looks chic with a basic tee.
This summer is all about vintage floral print.
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