It’s the Year of the Mini, Here are 6 Ways to Style the Skirt for Summer

Like it or not, mini skirts are a trend this season. While Miu Miu’s belt-style micro iterations can be slightly (read: completely) terrifying for us mere mortals, they can actually be more wearable than the catwalk leads us all to believe. As a midi skirt fan, I’m surprised by how swayed I’ve been by the revival of the mini, and I haven’t stopped wearing them all summer. For me, though, I find it easier to wear with a baggier top half: a shirt, a fine knit if it’s cooler or an oversized blazer. When it comes to fit, I always size up with mini skirts to make sure they’re not super tight, or rise up too high (but of course this is down to preference.)

For summer outfit inspiration, I’ve found some of the best mini skirt looks that are easy to copy. From Abisola’s suit, to Sylvie’s minimalist take on the trend, keep scrolling for 6 ways to embrace the mini. 

Style Notes: Minimalist Sylvie knows how to combine wardrobe staples to create an effortless ensemble. A sleek white shirt and mules elevates the otherwise casual denim skirt. And I can’t wait to recreate this look (and wear on repeat.)

Style Notes: Queen of colour, Emili, knows how to liven up a basic bandeau. Yep, the “tube” top is back and this is the perfect combo for warm-weather days. 

Style Notes: The way to style the suit for summer is by swapping trousers for a mini. Abisola keeps the look smart by adding classic loafers. You could easily throw on a pair of strappy sandals for after-dark, too. 

Style Notes: For holiday, a city break or just a super sweaty day, reach for your bikini top and pair with a short sleeved shirt. When it comes to the skirt, switching to white denim is an easy summer styling tip. 

Style Notes: You can’t beat a co-ord. Need further proof? Take a look at Alanna’s printed shirt and mini skirt set. A pair of chunky Chelsea boots will take you through to next season, too. 

Style Notes: UK weather is always unpredictable, so for cooler days, layer a lightweight trench over your tee and skirt duo. So simple, yet so effective.

Next up, 5 skirt trends that should be on your radar for 2022