Miniskirts Are Back—These Are the 5 Best Shoes to Wear With Them

Ever since Miuccia Prada succeeded in her mission to revive the noughties miniskirt, the teeny micro mini has remained a a prominent part of our wardrobes. Ultra-small skirts from denim to A-line to pleated variations continue to have a moment in the fashion world, especially in the current leg-baring weather. The miniskirt as a concept is all well and good, but once you slip into one, one of the biggest dilemmas is assessing which shoes to wear.

School uniforms might have us believing that ballerinas are the sole shoe option for the short skirt, but there are many contenders to pair with teeny styles. Prada demonstrated this best with a playful element and balance of proportions: styling its miniskirt with chunky loafers and mid-calf socks to offset micro inches. The miniskirt has since been styled with every type of shoe, including knee-high boots, trainers and slip-on sandals. French women are a shining example of how best to wear the miniskirt trend. They've inherited the micro mini as part of their uniform, preferring to wear it with loafers and slingbacks and proving that you can integrate classic shoes with risqué styles to create a look you can wear with ease during the day.


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When deciding which shoes are best, you want to deduce what vibe you're going for and build from there. For evening looks, the combination of a miniskirt paired with patent knee-high boots will transcend seasons and trends. For daytime, trainers or flip-flops lean towards the minimalistic Scandi aesthetic, while a loafer adds a put together feel. 

There's scope for experimentation, too. It's a bold style, after all. Clash themes and textures, whether that's a denim skirt paired with glossy leather or a pleated mini with retro sneakers. Keep scrolling for the six best shoes to wear with a miniskirt.



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Style Notes: Loafers are one of the simplest choices when it comes to mini skirt styling. You can wear them in any season (just add tights or knee-high socks in the cooler months). Opt for a chunkier silhouette to offset the sleek shape of the mini skirt. 




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Style Notes: To avoid the school girl look, especially when opting for a pleated mini, stay away from ballet flats. Instead, a striking pointed slingback will elevate this mini to new heights. 




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Style Notes: As soon as temperatures rise, sandals should be on your list. Unlike trousers or even midi skirts, shorter hemlines won't hide the shoe in anyway you can celebrate your footwear from all angles. 




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Style Notes: Knee-high boots and mini skirts are truly a match made in heaven. If you're new to sky-high hemlines, a longer boot can be a great way to ease into the style. Plus, it's a great way to take your mini skirt through all seasons. 


5. Trainers


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Style Notes: Trainers are such a good investment because they truly go with everything. Think tailored trousers, maxi skirts, dresses and even shorts. So it's no surprise that your favourite runners are a great way to add a laid-back feel to your mini skirt ensemble. 


This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.