While midis and maxis aren’t exactly going anywhere, the mini skirt is the “it” skirt this spring. It makes sense. If the weather ever gets warm, it’ll be nice to show some un-tighted (is that a word? Can I make it one?) for the first time in months. (Well, after a good shave and a lot of St. Tropez tanning lotion…)
The other trick to pulling off minis is pairing them with the right shoes. I have seen the likes of Miranda Kerr and Kendall Jenner pull off heels and minis and look totally flawless and not at all cheap, but I still tend to come from the conservative school of thought that stillettos + minis looks cheap. That said, if you have legs for days a la Miranda and Kendall, by all means go for it. I know I would, but being not genetically blessed with supermodel legs, I tend to stick to the school of thought that when rocking a mini, the footwear should be low and not so sexy. I prefer flats or over the knee boots, though if I want a little height, I will go for a wedge, a stack-heeled bootie, or perhaps a block or kitten heel. But stilettos I just don’t do with minis.
Just as important as what’s on bottom is what’s on top, and that is really key. You want to balance out the short hemline with something more buttoned-up to avoid looking over-the-top, especially if you’re heading to the office. But even on a date, I always err on the side of leaving a little mystery. Personal opinion but I think it works well — guys tend to like to use their imaginations, as do we all really. When going sporty, a tee and bomber totally works, but I also love the schoolgirl chic vibe of a collared oxfords shirt and the mix of victorian and mod when worn with a high-neck blouse. There’s also something so minimalist chic about a simple neutral tee or sweater, while a fun blouse can be perfect for a night out, especially as the temps heat up.