6 Grown-Up Ways To Wear a Mini Skirt This Year

Joy Montgomery
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Over the last few years, a subtle alchemy has occurred, both in my personal wardrobe and the wardrobes of fashion editors across the land. From season to season, month to month, hemlines have gradually been making their way southwards, creeping past the thigh and heading towards the knee. Rewind to last summer and it seemed as though everyone was wearing midis and maxis, and a large proportion of the high-street's dresses and skirts stopped mid-calf.

The hemline index theory states that hemlines tend to rise and fall with stock prices, so perhaps it isn't such a coincidence considering the current state of affairs (we're looking at you Brexit and Covid). Whichever way you look at it, it seems as though the poor miniskirt has well and truly been sidelined in recent years.

While I'm generally on board with this development, I have also been experiencing slight midi fatigue, and, in turn, pangs of nostalgia for the miniskirt (which was, incidentally, the bedrock of my teen wardrobe). But I still have reservations: How do you make it look as grown-up and sophisticated as longer styles? If the below influencers are anything to go by, it's entirely possible. On our Insta travels, we discovered that the number one way to make the mini look chic is via a polished blouse (see Linda Tol's outfit below). Just finish the look off with knee-high boots now then swap in fisherman sandals come summer. We have also fallen for Courtney Trop's matchy-matchy plaid co-ord, which she styles with loafers and graphic sunnies.

Scroll down to see the six most flattering miniskirt formulas to try this spring. All we're going to say is, don't knock it until you've tried it.

1. Colour Pop Mini + Ruffled Blouse

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Lost Ink Textured Blouse With Balloon Sleeves and Oversized Frill Edge Collar (£38)

Elzinga Asymmetric High-Rise Wool Mini Skirt (£305)

Arket Leather Riding Boots (£250)

2. Monochrome Mini + White Blazer

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& Other Stories Linen-Blend Blazer (£95)

Weekday Nicole Mesh Cardigan (£12)

New Look Split Front Mini Skirt in Black Check (£16)

3. Plaid Mini + Leather Blazer

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Mango Leather Blazer (£230)

Arket Crew-Neck T-Shirt (£15)

Miu Miu Checked Wool and Cotton-Blend Tweed Mini Skirt (£665)

4. A-Line Mini + Oversized Shirt

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Arket Straight Cut Poplin Shirt (£45)

Glamorous Curve Patchwork Skirt in Cream Pu (£34)

Fp Collection Harbor Flatform Sandals (£88)

5. Mini Skirt Suit + Boots

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Mango Check Tweed Miniskirt (£16)

Mango Check Tweed Jacket (£30)

Legres Black Leather Ankle Boots (£560)

6. Printed Mini Skirt Co-Ord + Loafers

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Endless Summer Three's a Charm Set (£108)

Cos X Yuma Labs Hexagonal Sunglasses (£89)

Church's Darwin Calf Leather Loafer Black (£495)

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