Just as the perfect little dress can make you feel wonderful, a great mini skirt – whether it’s a tight, bandage skirt or a flirty, flared version – can make you feel amazing. The mini skirt is one of those sexy-yet-subtle pieces that can be dressed up or down to perfection. As always, we have chosen six of the best-dressed stars to show the way when it comes to mini skirts.
STYLE TIP #1 / Remove the focus away from bold horizontal stripes by adding a loose top and tough boots: Leave it to Rihanna to take on horizontal stripes without a hint of fear. Although this look can be hard to pull off, Rihanna takes the focus away from the curve-enhancing look by adding a loose top and a pair of tough lace-up boots. We suggest pairing this 6-Band Bandage Skirt ($132) by Pleasure Doing Business with Silence & Noise’s Strong Shoulders Tunic ($38) and the Naemazza Peep Toe Lace Up Boot ($94.90, reduced from 174.95) by Guess.
STYLE TIP #2 / Add a feminine touch to a button-up shirt and blazer with a tight, curve-hugging skirt: As always, Ashley Olsen is making a style statement by turning the tables on a classic bandage skirt, pairing it with a blazer and Victorian-esque white shirt. For a similar look, combine a simple black bandage skirt with Elie Tahari’s Jillie Blouse ($202) with Theory’s Bretta Poet Tux Jacket ($385) and the Delicacy Gladiator Sandal ($59.40) by Guess.
STYLE TIP #3 / Play mix-and-match by contrasting a printed skirt with a graphic tee: Alexa Chung’s quirky sense of style has endeared her to the public eye and this outfit is a perfect example of her style aesthetic. To style your mini skirt a la Alexa, we think that Galliano’s Galliano Face Tee ($97) would look great with this Reformed Zipper Front Skirt ($58) from Urban Outfitters. Add a slouchy grandpa cardigan for the finishing touch.
STYLE TIP #4 / Give your outfit some serious street cred by adding ethnic jewelry and androgynous shoes: Sienna Miller has given her look a touch of downtown cool by pairing a summery white skirt with a beaded necklace and some hip Oxford shoes. We like BDG’s Leather Saddle Shoe ($48) paired with Lee Angel’s Carrie Red Faceted Round Beaded Choker ($125.99) and Lungta De Fancy’s Layered Frill Mini Skirt ($47.59).
STYLE TIP #5 / Add contrast to a tough leather skirt by pairing it with a flirty, feminine scarf: As you would expect from Lauren Conrad, she has deftly added a feminine touch to a tough leather bandage skirt by adding a fringed scarf that instantly softens the look. Try this Leather Mini Skirt ($22.99) from Charlotte Russe with Old Navy’s Pom-Pom Fringe Scarf ($10). Add this pair of Lovely Platform Suede Stiletto Slingbacks ($159.99) by Joan & David to complete the look.
STYLE TIP #6 / Pair a mini skirt with colorful sunglasses and ballet flats for a simple-yet-stylish daytime outfit: Our final Style Tip comes from actress Kirsten Dunst who knows how to keep her look simple but sweet at all times with this simple black skirt paired with a bright pair of Wayfarers. This Hi-Waisted Tulip Skirt ($58) by Silence & Noise will look grated with Gap’s Leather Ballet Flat ($39.50). Complete the look with a pair of Ray-Ban’s New Small Wayfarer Sunglasses ($109).
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