Three Ways to Wear a Denim Mini Skirt

Freshman year of high school is calling

09.06.16

Last summer, Amelia predicted that Abercrombie & Fitch may very well be the comeback kid of late 2015. If you had asked me then whether I foresaw denim mini skirts once again becoming a mainstay within my own closet (you know, for the posterity of A&F’s sake), I’d have definitely said no with the kind of a conviction a Crocs wearer shuns high heels.

Fast forward, however, to the Vetements revolution and couple said revolution with manifold question marks around the brand’s impetus, then a sort of answer that is tethered to their responding and reacting as opposed to blindly prescribing as a means to create and here we are! Observing personal style (which, really, is quite public these days) as a third party redefines what it means to wear a mini skirt with social media as its megaphone.

Of course, with this megaphone often comes unilateral interest. So ask me again if I see mini skirts becoming a mainstay within my own closet. I’ll deliver the following — three ways to wear one through the early days of fall.

1. Like Doris Day meets Judy Jetson and with a Pair of Gucci Loafers

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Re/Done skirt, Miu Miu sweater and shirt, Adam Selman x Le Specs glasses, Falke socks, Gucci loafers

Here we have the denim mini skirt accented by two separate layers of lace collars, one of which is attached to a denim shirt, the other to a purple sweater. The lenses on the futuristic glasses bounce off the sweater and pose the question: am I human, or am I cyborg? The socks and loafers respond with another question, this one more illustrative:

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It’s ultimately confusing, but at least you look cool.

Moving on!

2. Like You’re Not Sure What to Wear to Inaugurate Fashion Week

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Walk of Shame slip dress, Isabel Marant trench coatCéline sandals

Look, neither do I, but a slip dress worn under a mini skirt wherein the mini skirt actually functions as an unnecessary layer as opposed to A Thing that Covers Your Hoo-Ha seems like not such a bad idea, particularly when you can get your hands on a cotton jacket rendered in that wax-y finish. Meet you at Prabal? Xo!

3. Like You Stole Keanu Reeves Glasses from the Set of The Matrix, But Discarded Everything Else in Favor of Red Socks

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Maison Margiela top, Falke socks, Alberta Ferretti pumps, Sarah’s Bag bag, Morgenthal Frederics sunglasses

In case it wasn’t clear: I was kidding when I asked you to meet me at Prabal and then garnished the request with a hug and kiss. Not because I don’t want to hang out but because that feels like the equivalent of an air kiss, which is so…I don’t know, meditated. But I digress. Here’s my favorite look from the loot. Perfect for a black tie wedding at the Plaza if said black tie wedding is actually just a dinner reservation with your girlfriends and the Plaza is a restaurant in a hip new neighborhood west of Nolita, but east of the Meatpacking District. North vs. South coordinates not specified because said coordinates extend from New Albany, Ohio (where A&F is headquartered) to Georgia (the country, where the Vetements designer and chief executive are from).

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis.

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