Mini and Maxi: The Ultimate Guide on Skirts and How to Style

We can't imagine life without a little leg action.  Skirts embody femininity, oozing elegance while appearing romantic, and adventurous. We love skirts, especially sustainable skirts – can you tell?

Skirts can be an enigma. Questions relating to how to wear them come up a lot in the retail world.  Like how to wear a skirt to a wedding, a job interview, a party, and so on? What shoes should be paired with a maxi, mini, or midi skirt? Every boho woman wants to put her own stamp on it to be original. 

We decided to investigate the matter and offer you the lowdown. Summer has just begun and it’s time to put on your best skirts to twirl around the beach and patio parties! 

The Mini Skirt: Short and Sweet

Mini skirts are at a length that easily catch the eye with so much leg on display. Minis are always worn a few inches above the knee, therefore you must be willing to flaunt your gorgeous legs.  What is on trend this summer is fitted minis and flared minis.  The flowing flared mini offers the appearance of a slimmer leg.  It can be worn with booties, flats, and heels and will always be show stopping.  The mini sees the most action at events, especially when paired with high heels, which makes your legs appear much longer. For more edge, add a cropped jacket or perhaps a basic cardigan for your next night out.  Our preference is a vintage, slow fashion retro addition. 

A denim mini skirt is a terrific summertime staple for casual days. They go with almost any top and any type of footwear. Put on your cute new sneakers, flip flops, or pumps, add a tank top and stackable bracelets and you're ready to go! 

These are some inspirations to guide you on how to wear your mini skirt:

Mini skirts are the ideal backdrop for a statement accessory like a chain belt. Or even better, invest in a printed mini skirt and you won't need to accessorize. 

The Maxi Skirt: Flowing with Style

Although some maxi dresses and skirts are up to your ankles, most of the time they come close to touching the ground.  In fact, the majority do. Brands need to make them longer to accommodate various customer height ranges. If you are petite, then the first rule of wearing a maxi skirt is to wear heels with it, potentially saving your from breaking your leg.

Simple maxi skirts look great with sandals and simplistic tops. If you're wearing a solid coloured maxi skirt, a patterned or printed top wouldn't be out of place to pair with it. Empire cuts are popular with maxi dresses because they visually lengthen the body. It's entirely up to you whether you want to flaunt your tan in a strappy, bareback maxi or a t-shirt dress that looks athletic and attractive with sneakers. In either case, you'll make a powerful statement!

Here are some inspiring looks on how to style your maxi skirts and dresses:

Consider pairing your looks with a crop top, or jacket and look like a celeb!  A skinny belt or statement belt are a great way to define your waist when wearing a maxi skirt.  Note: Maxi skirts with slits can appear even more sexy than a mini skirt with the pop of leg that peeks through.  

If we had to choose between a maxi or mini, we would favour the maxi for its ability to transition between seasons. Luckily, we don't have to choose!