How to Wear a Mini Skirt (For Maximum Style Impact)

How to Wear a Mini Skirt (For Maximum Style Impact)

One of two things has happened: you’ve run out of ideas for how to style your mini skirt, or you’ve always wanted to rock a mini skirt, but you didn’t know where to start.

A slight fashion emergency for sure, but don’t worry; we’ve got you.

Consider this your quick go-to style guide for when those denim, leather, or cotton-polyester-blend minis in your wardrobe are starting to feel boring, bland, or both.

The Mighty Power of the Mini (Why We Love Them So much)

Here’s some history for you: the mini skirt started out as a way of rebelling. 

That’s what British designer Mary Quant—one of the credited pioneers of the mini—told the New York Daily News in 2014. Raising the hemline was a conscious decision to completely disregard traditional clothing regulations and focus on creating fetching, sensual, and attractive silhouettes. 

Now, this bold statement has since become one of fashion’s most iconic (and most deliciously daring) pieces. To this day, variations of the mini skirt - micro-mini, mod-mini, layered mini, and so on - continue to pop up, proving that we simply can’t get enough of this powerfully versatile item.

So if you’re looking for some mini skirt style inspo, here are three ways to wear a mini:

Look 1: The Power Of Being Playful

Sprinkle some light-hearted flare onto your outfit with bright prints and youthful cuts. Try hip-hugging knit minis like ESME or tried-and-true mid-rise denim miniskirts like LENNON for a fun ensemble that effortlessly transitions from casual days to nights out.

Or if you want something a little more eye-catching (perhaps to balance out a solid-coloured top), you can never go wrong with vivid prints. AMIA is a satin number with a gorgeous rose print and a figure-flattering silhouette. 

Look 2: Pop of Colour

Muted shades and true neutrals are key to looking sophisticated and streamlined. However, too much can feel a little too paired back. Revive your look with a pretty pop of colour.

Try something with extra details or appliques that really bring out the colour. Like ALEXIA, for example, a sequined wrap mini skirt in powder blue. Ribbed knit minis—like ILIANA—in bright shimmery shades of lemon or bubblegum pink can make an outfit tasty and candy-sweet. 

Don’t be afraid to go bright and neon, either! Pair something lime or pistachio green (try SCARLET, a corset mini) with a plain ivory or midnight black top for balanced visuals.

Look 3: Keep It Classic 

When all else fails, you can’t go wrong with a timeless, classic look. Sensually sophisticated or effortlessly stylish, tasteful ensembles that will forever withstand the test of time are true winners. 

A soft, plain mini skirt with small statement accents can make a great impression when paired with the right top, like MAJA–a button-down mini with fabric-covered buttons and a defined waistband. 

You can elevate a form-fitting turtleneck sweater or practical, V-necked chiffon blouse with a mini leather skirt in a beautiful nude shade. Take KASIA, a butter-soft, camel-coloured, faux leather piece. 

If nudes and muted are not your thing, leather can look upscale in deeper earth tones, too. This FAWN faux leather mini skirt in cherry chocolate makes a beautiful alternative. Pair with black pumps and delicate gold jewellery for truly goddess-like appeal.