We all know well there is this style code saying women should not wear a short skirt to the office. And yet it happens we completely forget about it or consciously decide to overlook this rule when we see a beautiful skirt hanging there in a store. How not to? Especial if you are a twenty-something with a gorgeous body. It would be a shame not to show, right? Well, not exactly. Still, there is a way you can buy a mini skirt and wear it to the office, too.
If you wish you could wear a mini skirt to work, you will be happy to read I know how to take the mini skirt outfit from the streets to the office. Yes, once for a change I won’t write, “mind the length of the skirt”. Rather than that, I will write, mind the material of your skirt, this time.
All you need to do is to get a mini skirt that looks smart.
HOW TO WEAR THE MINI SKIRT TO WORK
Every business dressing code expert would shake his head as soon as you mention the mini skirt and workwear in the same sentence. And he would be right. At least in general. But in general, even the fake news can be true when said by the people we trust. You know what I mean?
However, when it comes to the mini skirt and wearing it as workwear, there is a way to go by the strict business dress code that doesn’t allow you to wear a mini skirt to your office. All you need to do is to get a mini skirt that looks smart. And this is actually easy thing to do, as there is only one type of skirt that fits the criteria. And yes, it’s the skirt I’m wearing in these photos. The tweed skirt.
TWEEDY MINI SKIRT
Gabrielle Chanel knew well; there is a power in the tweed or “two-threaded” fabric. This remarkable material makes any piece of clothes looks chic, fashionable and moreover sophisticated. Fit for office as well as the street.
HOW TO STYLE MINI TWEED SKIRT AS OFFICE OUTFIT
Honestly, I don’t think of any other clothes that would need so little styling to achieve a chic, modern and smart look, then anything tweedy right now. Obviously, the safest way to wear the mini tweed skirt to the office is to combine it with a smart blazer. And the over the knee boots that don’t leave any space between the skirt and the top of the boots. In case you forgot or missed, I showed you how to pull off this outfit in this post here, in which I wrote about my Monday’s office style. As well as in this post here, in which I wrote about my Friday’s office style.
Anyway, the style I’m writing about today works great on any day of the week. As long as you wear it with a smart blazer. I decided to wear my mini tweed skirt with a tweed blazer this time. Make sure you check my Instagram, to see how I wear the same skirt together with a boyfriend blazer, which happens to be another great choice to wear with a mini tweed skirt. You can also go for an oversized blazer. I need to warn you not to wear the mini tweed skirt together with a short blazer or even worse with any other jacket (untailored jacket) to work. Doing so, you would downgrade your outfit. And make it entirely inappropriate to wear as your workwear.
As it goes for the top. I decided to put on a classic cotton striped shirt. A nice silk blouse is also a great idea. For more chic look, you should bring a glimpse of French style to your outfit and wear a thin turtleneck pullover instead of the shirt or blouse. I will show you how to do that next week when in Paris. So make sure you check my Instagram next Monday.
Another important part of this outfit are the tights, obviously. Your stockings or tights, whatever you prefer, should come in sheer darker colour. I decided to wear sheer silk black tights this time. Almost forgot to mention, chose silk tights over nylon.
LEARN HOW TO WEAR MINI SKIRT TO OFFICE
To make sure you don’t forget how to wear the mini skirt to work, the next time you want to show up at your office revealing more of your legs than you are supposed to, I’m sharing my cheat sheet with you. You can pin it to your Pinterest board or download it. Also, don’t forget to share it with your friend or five, that need some styling help or inspiration.
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In case you are wondering, I’m strolling in the centre of Ljubljana today. I’m walking all the way from Congress Square (Kongresni trg) to Hribar’s embankment (Hribarjevo nabrežje) and the Triple Bridge (Tromostovje).