9 Celeb-Inspired Miniskirt Outfits for Warm Summer Days

Camila Mendes in an embellished denim mini skirt

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As soon as the forecast starts creeping up and up, shorter hemlines tend to go with it — for survival, sure, but also because they fit the vibe. 

See, while you might be on the fence about the controversial micro-mini trend, a traditional miniskirt outfit is always in fashion. Plus, the styling options are endless. You can create a look that suits virtually any aesthetic with a miniskirt, from dressy, going-out outfits to casual outfits suitable for something more low-key, like running errands or meeting a friend for coffee.

But if you're fresh out of miniskirt inspo, you're in luck: There is plenty of inspiration floating around to help you think (and therefore style) outside the box. Ahead, we’ve rounded up some of the favorites that we’ll be mirroring in the months ahead.

Half Dressed-Up, Half Dressed-Down

Heidi Klum in a denim mini skirt

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Heidi Klum’s sporty-chic miniskirt outfit is simultaneously appropriate to wear to a ball game and to a (casual) office. By accessorizing with a blue cap and neutral crossbody, the model adds a casual contrast to her heeled over-the-knee boots. But, if she loses the cap and swaps the cross body for a clutch or handbag, she’d have a completely transformed fit.

Try Tweed

Kelly McCreary in a tweed mini skirt

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Tweed has been having a renewed moment, and we are certainly not mad about it. The material may seem a bit stiff but it exudes confidence and elegance. Bonus points if you can score a tweed set like the one Kelly McCreary is sporting in the photograph above. Just add a pair of heels and head to the office.

Cool and Casual

Hailey Bieber in a denim miniskirt

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Hailey Bieber is arguably the reigning queen of street style, and this miniskirt look from the beauty mogul does not disappoint. The ease of this 'fit proves minis can be a throw-on-and-go item. It’s denim construction automatically makes the piece feel casual, so pairing the leggy bottom with a windbreaker and sneakers just solidifies the looks low-key, almost athleisure look. To give it a hint of glam, Bieber leans into her accessories, specifically a pair of chunky silver earrings and a subtle shoulder bag moment.

Opt for a Matching Set

Ashley roberts in a striped skirt set

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We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Matching sets make dressing easy. With a striped set like the one seen here on Ashley Roberts, accessorizing isn’t necessary, because the pattern already makes a statement. Still, accessories can be used to easily dress a set up or down, so be mindful of the occasion and reflect that in your jewelry, outerwear, and footwear choices.

Add an Edgy Element

Shanina Sheik in a mini skirt

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Shanina Shaik’s leather biker-style vest adds a hard contrast to the dainty skirt, giving her final look an edgier vibe. She leans into the aesthetic with Chelsea boots, a simple silver chain necklace, and by throwing her hair into a messy bun. It’s cool, tough, and appears effortless.

Find Fun Details

Tayshia Adams in a denim mini skirt

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Can we hear a little commotion for this mini-skirt train? There is much to love about Tayshia Adams’s miniskirt outfit, from the aforementioned train to the giant floral detail. The fact that it's a denim skirt could, theoretically, make the look feel more relaxed if she’d paired it with a white t-shirt and slip-ons, but the former Bachelorette opted to go all-in with matching boots, a sheer black top, and a leather jacket. Now that’s what we call seizing an opportunity.

Make Your Mini Preppy

Pamela Anderson in a khaki miniskirt

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Pamela Anderson’s miniskirt outfit is prep at its finest. In our opinion, khaki doesn’t get nearly enough credit for its versatility and style, and this is the perfect example of how the fabric can feel totally modern. You can pair it with a button-down top like Anderson does here, or make it preppy-chill by pairing with an easy crewneck sweater and white sneakers. 

Play With Proportions

Dua Lipa in a denim miniskirt

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Just because your skirt is miniature doesn’t mean your top has to be. Dua Lipa proves just that with this miniskirt party outfit, complete with an oversized button-down and a slightly longer blazer layered on top.

Try Head-to-Toe Leather

Shay Mitchell in a leather mini skirt and matching top

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A denim mini may be classic, but don't underestimate the power of leather (real or faux). Shay Mitchell's leather mini and matching corset top are a combination worth trying, especially with the choice of knee-high boots.

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