As dopamine dressing and Y2K fashion continues to rise, the mini skirt is one of
the biggest trends of 2022 and celebrities are already taking this popular garment for a spin. (That comes as no surprise since the mini skirt was a favorite among the famous set in the early 2000s.) Megan Fox was one of the first to join the recent mini skirt revival, opting for a bright blue version from British designer Supriya Lele while heading to her now-fiancé’s concert in Los Angeles. Bella Hadid once wore a micro-mini skirt as a swim cover-up in Miami beach (and has worn plenty more in a variety of outfits since then), while Rihanna made an appearance at Complexcon in 2021 wearing the same style in red patent leather.
The coveted “going-out” garment also made its return on the runway, garnering
plenty of buzz from Miu Miu’s Spring 2022 collection, which featured the micro-mini skirt with preppy pleats and midriff-baring tops. Sure enough, we’re giving the trend a try now that the weather is warming up — and we’ll be sporting the look well into the fall months, too.
As you plan your mini skirt outfits, why not take some ideas from the stylish celebs who are already showing them off? From monochrome looks to embellishments and statement prints, find out how to style the mini skirt according to the likes of Olivia Rodrigo, Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Willow Smith, and many more.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 1: Monochrome
A monochrome ‘fit is the easiest way to give the now-trending mini skirt a modern-day update. Take style tips from Rihanna and go for a bold hue like red, which she mixed with different shades, textures, and prints.
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Sydney Sweeney opted for a brighter colorway, pairing her yellow mini skirt with a matching cozy turtleneck sweater, lace-up heels, and a contrasting printed cluch.
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You can never go wrong with an all-black look. Megan Thee Stallion paired her black leather micro-mini skirt with lingerie, a matching blazer, sheer gloves, and heels.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 2: Matching Prints Ricky Vigil M/GC Images/Getty Images
Let the mini skirt stand out with a statement print. Emily Ratajkowski matched her zebra-printed version with her coat, and added a turtleneck top, fuzzy bucket hat, and a pop of color with red boots.
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Or go for a classic print, like plaid, but in a punchy pink hue, as seen on Zoey Deutch, who teamed her jacket and skirt with just a bra top.
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Kacey Musgraves decided to go for an all-over print look, matching her checkerboard top and mini skirt with her coat and bright green accessories.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 3: High Boots
It’s all about proportions when it comes to styling a mini skirt and its super short hemline goes nicely with a pair of tall boots. Kendall Jenner gave this trick a try with a black leather skirt and matching pointed boots.
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Olivia Rodrigo and Iris Apatow wore their mini skirts with knee-high boots, as well. The
Sour singer opted for black platforms while Apatow chose a pair of cowboy boots. Robert Kamau/GC Images/Getty Images
Bella Hadid’s going-out look included a pleated mini with a striped vest and nostalgia-inducing pointed-toe boots.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 4: Long Coats Neil Mockford/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Georgia May Jagger also added a long black coat to her micro-mini skirt, a sequined design from Tommy Hilfiger paired with a bandeau bra top, polka-dot stockings, and heels.
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Willow Smith went full-on goth with a runway look from Ambush, which included a floor-length coat as a top.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 5: Chain Belts Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images
Mini skirts are the ideal backdrop for a statement accessory, like Alexandra Shipp’s charm-adorned chain belt.
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Blackpink’s Jennie adorned her Chanel tweed mini skirt with the luxury brand’s pearl-and-logo belt, which matched her jewelry, too.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 6: Embellishments Ricky Vigil M/GC Images/Getty Images
Want to turn the mini skirt into the ultimate party piece? Go for embellishments. Iris Law’s 21st birthday outfit, for example, featured a vintage Roberto Cavalli beaded micro-mini skirt, straight from the designer’s Spring 2000 collection.
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Dua Lipa opted for Versace’s shiny metal mesh, creating an eye-catching colorblock moment with a green-and-purple look.
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Doja Cat juxtaposed her heavily bejeweled mini with a breezy corset blouse — but made sure her boots were just as embellished, too.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 7: Pleats Amy Sussman/WireImage/Getty Images
The pleated skirt trend still has legs, thanks to the mini skirt revival. Willow Smith seems to be a fan of this look, having recently worn a black pleated version for a recent performance.
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On the South of France, Hadid went for a very summer-friendly look, teamingher pleated mini skirt with a one-piece and heels.
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Charli XCX went for the ultimate “It” pleated skirt from Chopova Lowena, well-known for its buckled belt, plaid patchwork, and hardware details.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 8: Tights Amy Sussman/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
If you’re looking to add some
coverage to your mini skirt look, throw on a pair of tights. Kali Uchis teamed her mini skirt with a pair of sheer stockings with a seam on the front. Robert Kamau/GC Images/Getty Images
For an edgier look, as seen on Miley Cyrus, pair a plaid mini skirt with fishnet stockings. Add a lace garter, too, if you dare.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 9: Sweater Vests Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images
Sweater vests have become such a wardrobe staple, so no wonder it goes so well with a mini skirt. Rodrigo paired her plaid skirt with a graphic sweater vest, turning the classic school uniform into a cool new look.
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Peggy Gou aimed to match her Chanel sweater vest, detailed with buttons, with her mini skirt, adding a graphic tee and black boots for a not-so-preppy ‘fit.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 10: Denim Dominique Charriau/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Ah, the classic denim mini skirt. It’s back again. Camila Mendes’ Miu Miu version is embellished and features distressed details, like exposed pockets.
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Smith opted for a mini skirt with denim pleats instead — a throwback to the Y2K fashion staple.
a 2022 update to the Canadian tuxedo, with a denim micro-mini skirt that looks like it was upcycled from an old pair of jeans, paired with a matching corset top. She finished her outfit with a pair of white knee-high socks and matching loafers to give the illusion of tall go-go boots and a few pieces of pearl jewelry. Ricky Vigil M/GC Images/Getty Images Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 11: Tube Tops MEGA/GC Images/Getty Images
If it the mini skirt is an early-2000s trowback, why not double down with a tube top, too? The style is having its own revival and Karrueche Tran took her look for a night-out spin.
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Winnie Harlow’s tube-top-and-mini-skirt combo had the ultimate Y2K vibe, complete with a handkerchief hem and zebra motif.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 12: Crop Tops Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Go for a midriff-baring look, like Sydney Sweeney in Miu Miu, by pairing a crop top with a mini skirt.
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Hadid channeled the look with a more corporate vibe, going for a suited mini outfit.
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Of course corsets are a good match for mini skirts. Rodrigo paired her favorite items together for some
coquette-inspired style, adorned with adorably pink bows. Kate Green/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Leomie Anderson wore a corset top with a micro-mini in black — a look that is likely all over downtown NYC right now.
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Speaking of downtown NYC, Julia Fox matched her corset top with her micro-mini (both from Miaou), paired with a long coat and high boots.
Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 14: Suit Sets Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Selena Gomez wore the style as a suit set, proving that mini skirts can be polished, too.
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Skai Jackson turned her mini-skirt suit set into a statement look with full sleeves and embellished accents.
Michael Kovac/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Shiva Baby and Bodies Bodies Bodies star Rachel Sennott went Barbie pink with her mini-skirt suit set, paired with a white corset top and strappy heels. Mini Skirt Outfit Idea No. 15: Statement Prints Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images Gotham/GC Images/Getty Images Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images
Maria Bakalova wore a mini skirt in a subtle zebra print, teamed with a bra top and cropped blazer for a fun party look.
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This article was originally published on
Jan. 19, 2022