When maintaining a minimalist fashion wardrobe, discovering the season’s most staple items is important in order to maximize wear-per-piece. A few key pieces results in reducing a lot of bulk in your closet that you’ll probably never wear. This season’s transitional essential – the black mini skirt. A timeless piece by design, the black mini is hitting the 2018 fashion scene bigger than ever. The beautiful thing, these little staples don’t take up a lot of space, and the pairing options are nearly endless. So don’t be afraid to bear those stems ladies, go for mid-thigh or above to nail the trend, and check out the post below for who’s wearing it, how to pair it, and where you can get a mini of your own.
How to wear a black mini skirt
First of all, let’s let get off the preconceived idea that a black mini is a trend only for the ladies of the night. This year, it’s all about keeping it classy with a well balanced approach to edge. A black mini is the new blue jean. Don’t over think the combinations that look great with this trend. It’s about making something so basic an element of your personality through the mix match of pieces you decide to wear with it.
For this look, a white structured shirt-jacket shirt with statement sleeves makes this vinyl mini edgy to the max, with a sort of s&m vibe. Choosing a hyper-modern piece gives this look a futuristic undertone with artificial shine. Vinyl is in from pants to shoes, skirts and shoes, so this is a fun way to get on the vinyl style train. Exaggerating the trend may not be for everyone. That’s why I’ve selected a few of my favorite fashion bloggers to show off their iteration of the trend.
From sleek minimal knits to 90’s grunge, workplace class, and fast fashion trends, these mega babes have given the black mini a personality of its own. No two looks are the same, and these fashion influencers are a great resource for outfit ideas when re-mixing your style. Check out their pages for tons of luxury fashion inspiration.
By shaking up the tops and accessories, a black mini can be worn for almost every occasion, making the piece as versatile as it is alluring. To stay away from looking too risqué, pair it with a full-coverage, loose fitting top to balance the miles of bare leg out to play. A raw-edge sweatshirt is the hottest 2018 fashion trend for pairing with more sophisticated pieces in the spirit of rock-and-roll and undefined rebellion.
Pepamack keeps it classy with tailored pieces so chic, you could wear her looks from office to happy hour and still look like the most sophisticated lady at the bar. Or, you can follow Vanessa from Haute Pursuit with a apes ski look that’s cozy enough to melt in.
The many styles of the black mini skirt
Black minis come in an assortment of flavors, and I’ve put together some of the biggest trends together for you below.
The vinyl mini (like I’ve styled in this post) is going to be your most daring choice, but remember, you can always style it with relaxed pieces to keep it casual. Vinyl is a shiny, leather-look material that has a slick, wet finish that’s become a signature material for the modern evolution of style. I’ve shortlisted a few favorites, illustrating a few different style options from an asymmetrical a-line skirt, to simple and chic, and classic front zipper.
Want to take it down just a notch? A black leather mini is about as iconic as this trend can get. Because the look isn’t quite as strong, it’s also going to last you from season to season, even if the artificial shine of vinyl fades to a thing of the past. These three looks provide some variance in style from the ever-trending front wrap skirt, front high-low zipper, and classic black mini.
Like to live life a little more untraditional? Try playing with materials, embellishments, and a mix of trends. This first skirt with white trim is a front-wrap, asymmetrical style that’s more boho classic than edgy. The center look is actually a denim skirt with a slick coating to give it an extra shine. The fringe bottom gives it a subtle western flair – another big trend as we approach fall of 2018. Last but not least, we would be amiss if we talked about 2018 fashion trends without mentioning sporty styles. The last skirt here features athletic nylon materials and a sporty drawstring at the waist. It can be incorporated into your wardrobe as a unique take on the black mini trend, or shifted towards a sport or apres ski style.
Where to get a black mini skirt
Ready to shop around for a black mini skirt of your own? I’ve put together some quick links for the styles shown above so you can start remixing a mini style of your own! You can shop the trends by your flavor below.
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