Saturday, 17 January 2015

How to wear a winter mini

Just because its winter that doesn't mean that you can't show off your pins in an ultra mini a-line or skater skirt. I'm a huge fan of the winter mini, more so in fact than a mini skirt in the summer simply because you can easily team with a pair of opaque black tights and not feel as self conscious as you might if they were all on show. Plus the added bonus on wearing a mini skirt is that it can help make your legs look longer too, especially if paired with black high heeled boots (they must be the same colour as your tights to provide the illusion of elongated legs. If they are a different colour they will divide your legs in two, making them look shorter).

The rules of the mini skirt

  • The skirt shouldn't be too short. A few inches above the knee is perfect to avoid flashing unnecessary under garments!
  • The skirt shouldn't be too tight to avoid it rising up or looking like it is too small for you. Nothing flattering or sophisticated about looking like you are bulging out of the skirt. Opt for a larger size necessary to achieve a chic, comfortable yet figure hugging look.
  • Pair with some black opaque tights and black heeled boots to help elongate your legs
  • Opt for a high waisted mini as it will help to further elongate your legs too
  • If you are self-conscious of your thighs go for a skater mini skirt instead of an a-line mini

I have selected found a few great AW15 looks on ASOS to showcase just how to pull off the perfect mini skirt (although I would add a pair of tights and boots to a number of the looks rather than strappy shoes and bare legs!)

Happy shopping :) 

Get the look: (both available from ASOS)
Fashion Union Tulle mini prom skirt - £22
ASOS Striped long-sleeved tee- £16 

Get the look: (both available from ASOS)
ASOS structured skater skirt - £30
Checked cropped knit from Oasis - £28 from £40

Get the look:
ASOS striped mini skirt - £30

Get the look
New Look mono skirt - £19.99

Get the look
Checked mono mini skirt from Oasis - £35
Leather peplum top from Oasis - £38

Get the look
Striped tartan kilt from River Island - £38

Other hot skirts for this winter:

Black Watch Pelmet Skirt

Tartan a-line mini from Topshop - £36

**Faux Leather Mini Skirt by Goldie 

Faux leather mini skirt by Goldie - £49 (available at Topshop)
**Klein Checked Woolly Skirt by Jovonna
Woolly tartan skirt by Jovonna - £48 (available at Topshop)

Black check mini skirt
Black checked mini skirt from River Island - £30

Black and white stripe zip pocket mini skirt
Black & white striped mini skirt with pocket from River Island - £30

Khaki 60s print mini skirt
60's style khaki mini skirt from River Island - £28

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