HIGH-WAIST BANDED SKIRT at Express
by Ida Hsiang
If you're going to flaunt it, flaunt it right in a fun, eye-catching mini! Mini skirts are a girls best friend because they look equally appealing with a fitted tank or bloussant top and when paired with some heels or wedges, they can make legs look a mile long. Pair it with a cute pair of strappy sandals and show off your gams while maintaining a more casual look. A flirty, summer ready mini skirt is the perfect versatile piece that is so easy to dress up or down and translate easily from day to night with a simple change of shoes and accessories. The classic black, fitted mini skirt is still a great option, but step it up a notch with lighter fabrics, more flirty silhouettes and colorful, summer prints to give your ensemble a touch of personality. Dressier versions with accents like sequins, pleats and other trendy design details really help you make an entrance ... and you don't have to break the bank to do it either! Click on the slideshow for some mini skirts that work just as well for more fancy evening affairs as they do for a day at the beach- all at $100 or less!
I hope you summer style mavens have been working on your tan (safe and sunless, of course) because it's officially skirt season, and the tiered trend is popping up on new arrival racks all over! Tiered skirts, whether slim and tiny or a-line and longer, are the way to go this season when you want a mini that's both lightweight yet flouncy and can be dressed up or down, unlike your go-to ripped denim skirt! Tiers not only add interest, but they also amp up the volume to fabrics that normally cling or lay flat and boring. They're great for girls with more boyish figures looking to add a more hourglass illusion, like this high-waisted Nanette Lepore number, but curvier girls can rock the trend too with longer a-line styles like this chambray skirt from J. Crew. Take a look at the slideshow for my 10 favorite tiered skirts!