I've long loved the combination of black and pink, so when I saw Taylor Momsen at the Topshop US opening party, my eyes widened. Let's recognize that if it weren't for her hot pink tiered miniskirt, her look wouldn't be as captivating. It lends femininity to her tough leather motorcycle jacket but maintains the spunky vibe. Hot pink lipstick adds further kick. Get in on the flashy pink fun with your very own miniskirt.
It's safe to say most of you loved Anja Rubik's saucy look in the Giuseppe Zanotti Spring '09 ads. A few even wanted to wear her sequin miniskirt. More power to you. There are plenty of sequin skirts on the market but few are as body-hugging, colorful, and playful. Know what I mean? Follow my lead to find out how to get Anja's sequin miniskirt look . . .
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It's easy to express yourself with discounted items from the Express sale section. Prepare to ooh and ahh over everything from embellished t-shirts to party frocks to sparkly accessories.
I'm sprung on this Express Jacquard Mini Skirt ($40, originally $70); I love that it's short, shimmery, and finished with mod buttons.
Don't you love it when fashion meets function? This Bebe Reversible High-Waist Mini Skirt ($89) is two skirts in one.
How cool, you can be party on one side with the wild zebra print and business — well, sort of — on the other with the simple contrast stitching. This would be perfect for the light traveler, no?
Raise your hand if you think Gwyneth's sequin Proenza Schouler tee is too short on the July cover of Bazaar? Considering it is a t-shirt, and not a dress, or a tunic, I think it's a wee short. (Do I see a shadow of cheek?) But Gwyneth's legs are flawless, as she flaunted on her Iron Man tour, so she can get away with it. But can you? A few words of advice: If you dare to don a mini mini wear simple nude or black boyshort underwear — I swear by these — make sure you are bikini waxed and beware of wind!
We girls need to be careful when it comes to wearing mini skirts. Actually, in general we need to be careful when wearing any item of clothing that reveals a large part of our body. I cringe when I see girls wearing mini skirts wrong; a mini can be classy when worn correctly. Here are some tips to look cool in a mini:
- Rule of thumb: keep it sleek by counteracting its inherent sexiness with some not quite as sexy items
- On top, choose something more tame than a skintight tank or revealing blouse - wear a frilly blouse or a loose cami with a cool blazer.
- Footwear should be minimal. I love minis with flats but if you need some height keep the heels chunky, as seen here at Derek Lam's Spring/Summer collection.
- As for Fall footwear, same rule applies, and whether you wear a mini with tights or not, a flat knee boot or wedge boots are the perfect accompaniment.
I am sure you all have a classic blue denim mini skirt in your closet; I think it qualifies as a wardrobe staple. But after being struck by white lightening and the resurgence of bright denim it's not surprising this warm weather skirt has taken on new forms. The new mini skirts are still fun and flirty but are freshly updated; I'm thinking a white one would be too cool for school.