The Skinny on the Mini

Hurrah for the return of the mini skirt!  Mini skirts are making a great comeback and are all over Spring 2010 runways.  Paired with the right tops and shoes, they are perfect for day or night wear.

Milly, Phillip Lim, J.Crew, Theory

Above are some fun and casual looks for the day.  They look great with almost any type of shoe, but for me, the winner is a cute pair of booties.  Just by adding some carefully chosen basic pieces from your closet, you can create endless looks – Go preppy with a fitted cardigan. Look sharp with a button-down shirt.

I love my Cotton Nico Skirt ($59.50) from J.Crew (above, center). I got it in “Vintage Grey” and it looks great when it sits higher up on the waist with a skinny patent leather belt. This is an A-line skirt, so it looks flattering on most. (Note: If you’re on the shorter side, an A-line can make you look shorter if the skirt is too full.)

Robert Rodriguez, Theory, Milly, Herve Leger, Design History

Pictured above are skirts perfect for going out. They are all available at Saks Fifth Avenue.  Take advantage of sparkly skirts for the Winter nightlife. Not all of us are blessed with beautiful Southern California winter weather, but you can add tights and a blazer to help keep you warm.

Mini skirts come in a variety of silhouettes so be sure to find the right shape for your body.  Very few are lucky enough to be a sample size with mile-long legs, so be sure to find something that lengthens your body and flatters your features. If you don’t like your legs, use opaque tights as a fashionable coverup.  If you don’t like your midsection, find a structured skirt that can sit at your waist. Skirts with thin, flowy fabric don’t look great on everyone as it can show all your curves, folds, and rolls. Eek!  If you want to play up your derrière, a tight fitting skirt will do the trick, especially one with ruching.

What kind of mini will you be shopping for this weekend?

Robin

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