The love affair started some time ago. It hit us hard, the perfect double whammy of maroon leather and a fitted knit. For quite some time, we thought no other look could ever better it- we were, by all accounts, utterly smitten. Then, as always does, life took over. Our schedules got busier, our free time shorter and more in demand. We overlooked our long lost love, pushed to the back of our mind under a pile of glossy fashion images. Then- summer hit. Our legs could once again break free from those tired old trousers and overworn tights. But-eek- where to turn for sartorial inspiration?? We wanted something real, something to see us through the day in comfort as well as style. The glossies were filled with metallic pencil skirts and kitten heels- read “sweaty” and “marketed as comfortable but surprisingly hard to walk in”. Where to turn? And then, like an oasis in the desert, there she was. Rocking a floral mini like only she can, Alexa Chung once again popped into our peripherals. And, Goddam, can that girl wear a mini skirt. Leather, suede, floral… casual, formal, somewhat scruffy… whatever look you’re going for, take a leaf from this clothes horse’s book and scorch your way through summer skirt wearing in the utmost style.
To tap into the wonders of a floral mini, head straight to Urban Outfitters, where you’ll find this beauty. Perfectly patterned, pocketed AND exposed zipped- sold. Pair with a lightweight sweater, tucked in, and some mannish brogues for perfectly laid back summer style.
If you’re looking for something a bit more formal, but still in the same style bracket, may we direct you to this French Connection wonder? The perfect colour, shape and texture, it’s an all round winner. Wear with a loose shirt for a long day at the office then throw on a flirty top and skinny belt to be everyone’s latest style crush. Sorry, Alexa who…??
Still not flirty enough?? Some people are so hard to please… for a dead ringer of style a la Chung, look to this Missguided pleather number. Tone down the short-tight-leather vibe with an oversized knit or for Alexa’s exact look pair with a lightweight rollneck (try River Island for some of the best).
So- summer mini skirt wearing sorted. For more sartorial advice, sign up now to mallzee.com where we’ll tailor style recommendations to you! And don’t forget- you could be in with a chance to win a £100 shopping voucher on us in our Pinterest competition. Now don’t say we aren’t the nicest online shopping company you’ve EVER MET.