4 Looks That Prove This Trend Is For Everyone

If you'd rather reach for a pair of jeans than a miniskirt on any given day, we don't blame you. Most think miniskirts are one of those trends that "isn't for everyone," or that only "a certain kind of person" can pull off. And, as usual, we're here to argue the opposite.

That's because miniskirts are one of the easiest bottoms to style. Because it's a small section of fabric that's typically stiff in shape, a miniskirt lends itself to endless adaptations and unique pairings. It's just a matter of figuring out the miniskirt match or unexpected contrast that suits your style, to keep the Cher-from-Clueless vibes at bay (but, hey, if that's your thing, own it).

Whether you want to embrace the traditionally preppy, girly feel of a mini or you'd prefer to play up a more punk, tomboy feel, you just have to get clever with what you wear on top, underneath, and on your feet. So, we're showing you four distinct miniskirt looks to prove that there is one out there for you. Click ahead to get on the right track.
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With A Bodysuit
It can admittedly be a pain to keep a shirt tucked into a miniskirt without it getting twisted or bunchy or just plain annoying. But, a bodysuit solves all of those things: It sits nicely in place under the mini and gives you a fitted, sleek silhouette up top. Balance that out with a skirt that has a bit of a flare, an athletic sneaker, and some minimal yet funky accessories.

Alix Baxter Off-The-Shoulder Stretch-Jersey Bodysuit, $220, available at Net-A-Porter; StyleNanda Pleated Color Block Panel Skirt, $44, available at StyleNanda; Nike Court Zoom Vapor 9.5 Tour iD, $180, available at Nike; Opening Ceremony Nev Shiny Calf Coins Zip Clutch, $225, available at Opening Ceremony; H&M Round Earrings, $9.99, available at H&M.
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With Ruffles — & More Ruffles
For an ensemble that's quirky instead of predictable, double up on a few fresh trends. Go ruffle-on-ruffle with a floral mock-neck top and asymmetric skirt, and make the look feel transitional with suede accessories (and a splash of that pink hue we've been seeing everywhere).

Topshop Floral Ruffle Top, $40, available at Topshop; MSGM Ruffled Skirt, $286.58, available at Farfetch; Creatures Of Comfort Bucket Bag, $495, available at Creatures Of Comfort; Front Row Slim Fit Ankle Boots, $168 $142, available at W Concept; Soko Globe Jacket Earrings, $58, available at Soko.
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With A Graphic Tee
The easiest way to take the overly-girly aspect away from a mini is to pair it with a graphic tee and some skater-approved kicks. Keep things casual with a practical tote bag and some dainty jewelry, for a look you can actually move in.

Isabel Marant Anders faux patent-leather mini skirt, $530, available at MatchesFashion.com; La Kaiser Opal & Diamond Ring, $82, available at Local Eclectic; Vans Varsity Suede Old Skool, $65, available at Vans; Isabel Marant Duel T-Shirt, $105, available at Shop Super Street; Charles & Keith Large Shoulder Bag, $69.90, available at Charles & Keith.
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With A Dress
Yes, you read that correctly. A new styling trick we've been seeing is wearing a miniskirt over an off-the-shoulder dress or a shirt-dress that's a little bit longer. The key is to let the bottom of the dress peek out from the bottom of the skirt. Complete this unexpected pairing with a classic white sneaker, a mini pouch, and some hoops that match the hardware of the skirt.

Mango Suede Skirt, $79.99$39.99, available at Mango; Axel Arigato Clean 90 Sneaker, $225, availbale at Axel Arigato; Clare V. Henri Petite, $295, available at Clare V.; ASOS Sterling Silver Mini Ball Hoop Earrings, $10, available at ASOS; Zara Off-The-Shoulder Tunic, $69.90, available at Zara.