One Piece, Five Ways: The Mini Skirt

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One Piece, Five Ways: The Mini Skirt
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It’s beginning to dawn on us that our bare-legged time has a time limit. The days are already noticeably shorter and our minds are already shifting to heavy tights and masculine trousers as we prep our wardrobe for fall. That said, we’re taking full advantage of wearing some of our favorite mini skirts while the time lasts.

Since it’s really been the summer of dresses, our skirts haven’t been receiving that much rotation as of late. As such, we figured now’s as good as a time as ever to pull out these flirty little numbers. Here, we’ve curated five outfits featuring our mini skirts that can take you from the office or classroom to happy hour just like that.

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Channeling our inner Cher Horowitz from Clueless, we're loving school-girl inspired minis with cream loafers. We think this is just the outfit to embark on back-to-school shopping.

Premium Cutwork Shell Top, $100, at TopShop; House of Holland Fringe Mini Skirt, $210, at Browns; Over the Knee Polka Dot Socks, $19.50, at Madewell; Adney Loafers, $138, at Jack Willis; Lilly Bag, $198, at Steven Alan; Burberry Burnished Gold-Tone Fox Bracelet, $620, at Net-A-Porter; Tasha Skinny Bow Headband, $24, at Nordstrom

It's not time to say au revoir to our super summery items just yet. We plan to get some serious circulation out of mix-and-matched prints and vibrant colors.

Tie Dye Neck Top in Dot, $118, at J. Crew; Striped Lantern Skirt, $76, at TopShop; Kadiee Flat, $55.97, at Steve Madden; Lulu Guinness Womens Black Bow Front Stripe Satin Bag, $230, at Psyche; Michael Kors Stainless Steel and Crystal Chronograph Watch, $250, at Net-A-Porter; Crescenza Wrap Ring, $55, at All Saints; River Island Large Sun Studs, $7.46, at Asos; Liv Sunglasses, $95, at Warby Parker

Time is starting to run out to try your hand at wearing a crop top. To balance a bare midriff, we suggest sporting an over-sized hat in subtle colors.

Black Love Print Crop T-Shirt, $11, at River Island; Proenza Schouler Mini Skirt, $234, at TheCorner.com; Dr. Airwear Martens Per Comme Des Garcons Mary Jane Sandal, $210, at Far Fetch; Lilifi Union Jack Black Clutch, $204, at Glam-Net; Black and White Fish Necklace, $90, at Lulu Guinness; DSQUARED2 Black Hat, $215, at Yoox; Karen Walker Harvest Sunglasses, $250, at Les Nouvelles

We're nerding out for all things space this summer. Even our closets aren't exempt. Sure to be a huge trend this fall, we're totally getting our hands on these patterns early.

Joie Maine B Jumper, $235, at Donna Ida; Crimson Galaxy Skirt, $120, at Etsy; Jeffrey Campbell Mapmaking Your Move Wedge, $152.99, at Mod Cloth; Mcklein Women's Business Tote, $159.99, at Macy's; Indira Necklace, $137, at Stella & Dot; All My Heart Stud Earrings, $90, at Alex and Chloe; Stella McCartney Hazelnut Sunglasses, $225, at Forward by Elyse Walker

Does your basic work outfit need a little facelift? Try pairing breezy silhouettes, you'll not only look cool, you'll be completely comfortable.

North Beach Long Sleeve Shirt, $58, at Quicksilver; Rhymes Mini, $178, at Alice and Olivia; MATHS Tan Leather Brogues, $60,at TopShop; The SAK Women's Ventura Backpack, $119, at Endless; Peach Rose and Spike Bracelet, $17, at Dorothy Perkins; Kendra Phillip Rose Anchor, $50, at Max and Cloe; Karen Walker Anytime Sunglasses, $280, at La Garconne; Daisy Braided Hip Belt, $143, at LP Collection 

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