Mini skirts are making a comeback this year and if you haven’t worn one in ages, try these ways to wear a mini skirt perfectly.

This trend’s been spotted on the runways of Karl Lagerfeld, Valentino and Chanel as well as on the racks at several retailers.

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Take your mini skirt to the office

Yes, mini skirts can definitely be professional! Slip on a tailored mini with a pair of stockings for an outfit that’s classic but chic. Add a fitted blouse, heels, jacket and structured handbag to complete the look. Opt for neutral colours like navy, grey and black in simple, block colours for an office-appropriate ensemble.

You can also choose a mini skirt in a plaid, polka dot or a geometric print. Balance the high hemline of your skirt by going for a top with a high-neckline. You can also consider a matching jacket or top for an ’80s-inspired look.

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Keeps things casual

Get ready for the weekend by donning a simple, distressed denim mini skirt. Go for a high-waisted option to avoid looking tacky. Pair your mini with a printed top featuring detailing like dramatic sleeves or ruffles for a balanced look.

Complete your outfit with a pair of pointed pumps for a look that’s effortlessly stylish. As an added bonus the pointed shoe will make your legs look longer. If you prefer a sportier ensemble, swap the pumps for trainers instead.

Favour an edgy look

Nothing says edgy quite like a leather-look mini – especially if it’s paired with a top featuring chiffon and lace. In fact, a tailored chiffon blouse will offset the texture of the skirt in a fashion-forward way. You can rock a layered look by adding a knitted cardigan or blazer over it. Complete your outfit with a pair of ankle boots or your favourite statement heels and get ready to turn heads!

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Mini skirts we love

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From left:

  • Plaid A-line mini skirt R169,99 Project at MRP
  • Leather-look skirt with zip detail R599 Mango at Spree

From left:

  • Distressed denim mini with embroidered detail R249,99 The Fix
  • Red floral mini R699 Witchery at Woolworths