The miniskirt is a personal favorite piece of mine — and it has been ever since I found my favorite pastel pink mini from Hollister in eighth grade. The kids even used to call me "mini" mouse because I had had so many. (Okay, there's a chance that didn't happen.) But unfortunately somewhere around my junior year in high school (2011), miniskirts became a thing of the past, along with The O.C. and my fave 50 Cent. But ultimately, the miniskirt evolution started sometime in the 60s and has been a style that has been on and off ever since.
Now that I've noticed celebs wearing miniskirts out and about, I am nothing short of devastated that I gave my mother permission to give my mini collection to my 10-year-old cousin. If her house is burglarized in the near future, will you guys be my alibi? Cool. So now that my closet is barren of miniskirts, I've been scouring the web for some inspo for the warmer months ahead. I know my legs — which are practically translucent at the moment — can't wait to feel the sunshine on them again. And what better way get some sun than in a mini?
Whether you're athletic, fuller-figured, or something in between, I'm a thousand percent positive there is a mini skirt for every body type. Here I have gathered a myriad of different shapes, designs, and patterns, so I'm sure one of them will tickle your fancy. I'm personally in love with them all. So, if you see me out and about this spring and summer you will surely see me in mini. And if you do so, please shout out to your homegirl Mini Mouse.
1. The White Mini
Look at this fresh and clean mini with gold buttons and a simple, single pocket. You know I would be putting my keys in that pocket, and then obviously forgetting I stashed them there.
Gold Button Wrap Skirt, $50, zara.com
2. The Jacquard Mini
I adore this patten. Looking at it brings a certain Ciara lyrics to my mind. "Automatic supersonic hypnotic funky fresh." Yup, that is how I would describe this skirt.
Jacquard Mini Skirt, $20, zara.com
3. The Frayed Dark Denim Mini
If I was one of the people going to Coachella, you would see me rocking this skirt, no doubt.
Raw Denim Fit and Flare Mini Skirt, $78, freepeople.com
4. The Black Mini
I actually want to buy this whole outfit. Can I do that? This is a great and classic miniskirt option that I think looks super fresh.
Asos Curve Mini Skirt In Jersey, $22, asos.com
5. The Button Down Mini
YASSS QUEEN! The button down. I am such a die-hard fan of it. And what is that? Another convenient little pocket? You bet it is. Isn't the color gorgeous as well?
Bowery Button Down Mini, $118, freepeople.com
6. The Mod Mini
This is such a super cool, mod, A-line mini. I would love to wear it on a date with a simple top and sandals. First step: date. Second step: dope skirt.
Silence + Noise Inverted Pleated Mini Skirt, $59, urbanoutfitters.com
7. The Asymmetrical Mini
Another great skirt from ASOS' Curve line. This skirt is bringing it. The asymmetrical cutout is completely rad. I'd wear this one to my cousin's b-day bash.
ASOS Curve mini Skirt With A Wrap, $25, asos.com
8. The Metallic Mini
This skirt is my obsession. The burnt orange color is amazing and the metallic tone makes it even better. This is a concert-in-the-park kinda mini.
ASOS Curve Mini Skirt in PU, $13, asos.com
9. The Patchwork Denim Mini
This skirt is a little different from something I would normally wear but it feels very '70s to me and I'm really digging it. I even like this all-jean look the model is sporting. It feels like an SAT tutoring, secretly-trying-to-impress-your-tutor, kinda skirt.
Patchwork Miniskirt, $60, zara.com
10. The Embroidered Mini
I want this skirt possibly more than I've ever wanted anything in my life. It's just so damn lovely.
Topshop Troubadour Embroidered Miniskirt, $70, nordstrom.com
11. The A-Line Mini
It is actually difficult for me to look directly at this pattern for too long, but I like a challenge. And I like this skirt a whole lot.
Topshop Jacquard Miniskirt, $70, nordstrom.com
12. The Distressed Denim Mini
I had about three of these minis my freshman year in high school. Yes, they were all from Abercrombie.
Distressed Denim Mini Skirt, $23, forever21.com
13. The Suede Mini
This babe is on the expensive side but it is exceptionally fly. I might have to take the leap on this one.
Suede Skirt in Burgundy, $129, hm.com
14. The Leather Mini
The leather mini is a staple. It is an absolute must in your summer wardrobe. Or at least it is in mine. I'd wear this to a friend's birthday while secretly trying to upstage her.
15. The Sequined Mini
I'm not usually one for sequins but with this pattern it totally works. This skirt is funky and I would wear it to speed dating in a heartbeat.
Sequined Chevron-Patterned Skirt, $23, forever21.com
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