If you work in an office where you can wear just about anything, good for you. But for some of us, we have to toe the line and every shopping trip that involves buying workwear begs the question, “Will this outfit get me into trouble with HR?”
Some companies don’t allow one to wear athleisure or denim jeans. Some frown on staff who turn up in shorts, no matter how long it is, So it’s only normal if you have reservations about rocking a mini skirt to work. You may be concerned if the short skirt will be HR-approved, or even if it is, whether an unsophisticated styling will send tongues wagging across the office.
When done right, mini skirts can inject a lot of fun into your lineup of 9-to-5 ensembles. Playing with a slew of silhouettes – from asymmetrical wrap styles to flouncy cuts and sleeker A-line shapes – instead of sticking to the usual midi skirt and tailored trousers, can liven up your entire work wardrobe. That’s not to mention the plethora of textiles to choose from: herringbone, houndstooth checks, tartan, 70’s style patchwork and fluorescent neons are some of our favourites to turn to when it comes to rocking mini skirts in a grown-up fashion.
And who could forget the classic skirt suit? Sensible, feminine and cheeky, the ‘90s trend which remains relevant up to today manages to give “power dressing” a more spirited, fashion-loving tone. Instead of stuffier fitted blazers, teaming the mini skirt with a coordinated oversized jacket with relaxed tailoring is, of course, the 2020 way.
To help you pull off the mini skirt for the boardroom, scroll down to get inspired by the fashion influencers and street style stars spotted during the FW ‘20 fashion month. Emulate these looks for yourself and heed our style tips below.