Hallelujah, skirt season is here…well sort of. While I haven’t felt the full effects of spring here on the east coast yet, my wardrobe choices have definitely been proving hopeful. Being more of a bell bottom wearing, flowy dress donning type of girl, I’ve never really been drawn to rocking a skirt for day or night. The pencil skirt, the bell skirt, the trumpet skirt- I don’t know they all don’t seem to resonate 100% with my edgier sense of style. However, this year’s trend has got me pushing over my dresses and making way for a larger collection of the previously neglected bottom. Meet what I like to call the retro mini. It’s short, it’s flirty, it’s fun, and dare I say groovy? With it’s short length and A -line shape the retro mini often features one (or two) vertical lines of buttons. Available in denim, suede, corduroy and just about anything in between, the trend is taking the fashion world by storm!
Everywhere from Urban Outfitters to Alexander Wang is bringing back the style made popular back in the late sixties and early seventies. Of course, I’m partial to any fashions coming from this era, but the skirt proves to be inherently versatile. Dress it down with chucks for an everyday look or add some sass with a pair of chunky platforms. I recently styled this look for a night of live music in Brooklyn, NY. I found this black version at Zara and loved the mod play on the button-front by adding in a belt.
When styling what’s been dubbed the “it skirt” of the season, consider adding in simple but bold prints or keeping the whole look in solids. Retro icons like Penny Lane would have worn the bottom with fitted tank and chunky boots, but don’t be afraid to play up all the generations. I paired this look with a sleeveless turtleneck crop top and denim jacket, the look feels semi vintage, semi grungy, and semi urban. Get ready to show off those legs for spring, because the rebirth of the mini skirt is here in a big way.