I have been a mini skirt enthusiast for as long as I can remember. I view mini skirts the way most people view a pair of jeans. If I have nothing to wear or if I’m in a rush, I just throw on a black mini and a flowy top and I’m all set. It’s easy to feel intimidated by their lack of coverage, but with the right styling, anyone can pull off a mini skirt! Here’s the key: It’s all about balance.
Mini skirts come in lots of shapes and sizes. You can get ‘em with patterns or without, and they’re all awesome. My go-to mini skirts are usually solid, dark colors in a tight column shape – which might be a huge surprise, considering my overall girly, lacy, flowy style. Just because it’s a mini skirt, doesn’t mean it has to be the shortest thing in the world. Choose one that makes you feel good to wear. Today I went with our Wild West Mini Skirt. It’s simple yet has awesome corset-style detail on the sides – and I love that the back is just a tad longer than the front. Also, it’s stretchy. This thing has it all!
As I said, styling a mini is all about balance. Since the skirt is tiny and tight, I went with a top that’s flowy and oversized. Our Axel Caplet Boxy Long Sleeve Tee is the perfect match. It’s the perfect size to offset the itty-bittiness of the skirt. Like the skirt, the tee is simple, but with fun cutwork detail in the back for a little added interest.
In my opinion, you can’t really go wrong with shoes when you’re wearing a mini. Mini skirts look awesome with Chucks, platforms, over-the-knee boots – you name it. I’m an ankle boot girl, so that’s exactly what I went with today. I chose our Distressed Collins Boot (an FP exclusive!!) because their short height emphasizes the fact that I’m wearing a mini skirt. Plus, the buckle detail is just incredible.
Since this outfit is pretty simple in terms of color and texture, I wanted to add some interest in the form of jewelry. I layered some necklaces like the Sunno Spike Necklace, added a couple of dainty bracelets like the Arrow Cuff, and put on a novelty midi ring for the final touch! Simpler outfits call for more jewelry. It’s all about balance!
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