The Mini. To Work. Yes you can.
But (there’s always a but) there are some basic rules I suggest you follow:
1) Not all mini’s are created equal. Choose the shortest length that is appropriate for you shape and work place. An outfit will never look good unless you feel comfortable.
2) Stick to neutrals. They say safe, conservative and business rather than party, dancing and shots.
3) When you’re showing a lot of leg (bare or opaques) the rest of your outfit needs to cover you up. It’s the compromise that allows a mini to work in the office.
I ran back to black and white this morning. Ran. I liked wearing colour yesterday but the whole look was a long way out of my comfort zone.
When I wear a mini of this length in a business situation I keep the rest of my outfit simple, classic and conservative.
The silk, pussy-bow blouse is from Zara and the long line blazer is Stella McCartney. I prefer long line not cropped jackets with mini’s because it provides extra coverage and creates the illusion of a longer skirt.
The skirt is also Stella McCartney (not part of a suit). It has a super subtle A-line which takes it away from being a tube top worn as a skirt. Be careful of them – they’re very 1988 and the boulevard of love.
Stick to low heels. A covered toe and kitten heel keeps it polished and professional. These patent leather points are Jimmy Choo.
Couple of new beauty toys at play on my face this week. They’re good: Stilla Stay All Day HD Beauty Balm (CLICK TO BUY) – awesome, sheer, glorious, bronzy potion. Maybelline Volume Express One By One Mascara (CLICK TO BUY)- clean, strong black that gives long, fluttery finish.
Shop My Look.
CLICK TO BUY: Iris & Ink Detachable Pussy-Bow Silk Crepe Blouse form The Outnet, £81.67; Siren Rossi Black Heels from Style Tread, $119.95; Vanessa Bruno Athe Jersey-pique Jacket from The Outnet, £250. Now £87.50; Topshop Cape Pussybow Blouse in Light Pink, £36.
More Mini Skirts.
CLICK TO BUY: Asos PU Pocket Mini Skirt, $33.29; Alexa Peplum Mini Skirt from Boohoo, $30; Alice + Olivia Minah Brocade Skirt from Shopbop, $264. Now $184.80; Rebecca Taylor Boucle Skirt from Shopbop, $275. Now $192.50.