You may think a mini skirt is reserved for warmer climes, but you’d be wrong. The likes of Miu Miu and Alessandra Rich would strongly disagree, too, with a lot of their latest collections containing many-a thigh-grazing silhouette.
We know what you’re thinking; “how will I avoid the freezing cold temperatures of autumn and winter when my legs are on display?” The simple answer is, it all comes down to layering.
Whether you choose to style a mini skirt with a pair of tights or brave going bare-legged, you’ll need some serious layers on your top half to ensure you don’t turn blue. We would never say no to slipping on a pair of jeans on those *really* chilly days, but pairing miniskirts with long-line coats or stylish shackets worn atop leather jackets will have you feeling just as toasty.
You could even go for a cropped jumper layered over crisp white shirt or, of course, the humble puffer jacket, or source a mini skirt and blazer co-ord and channel your inner Cher Horowitz. These wardrobe heroes will be your best friends when wearing a short skirt during the colder months – trust us.
It goes without saying that your footwear is just as important as your outerwear when it comes to staying warm in a mini skirt. Opt for knee high boots when you’re ditching the hosiery, and pair chunky socks with ankle boots to play with different textures.
Over the last few seasons, midi hemlines have been the main focus of all our skirt and dress-themed purchases. While we’ll never say goodbye to a calf-skimming length, miniskirts have awaited their time in the spotlight to return – and that time is now. They were a staple piece in any woman’s repertoire in the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s, and certainly don’t seem to be going anywhere this decade. Long live the mini skirt.
This Y2K Wrap Mini Skirt from Urban Outfitters oozes nostalgia and yet applies to this season’s trends, too. The micro hemline and low-waist silhouette will have you feeling like a Spice Girl in seconds. If you’re seeking that Clueless vibe, look no further than this dogtooth print short skirt from H&M.
Leather seems to be the fabric of the season – whether you prefer faux or the real deal. This slightly longer mini skirt from COS and this crinkled glossed leather iteration from Miu Miu are perfect options for that biker-chic look, just add a rollneck and scarf and you’ll be set until April.