We’re deep into summer, and midi skirts have practically become a staple at this point, but why not take advantage of the remaining warm weather with a shorter hemline? You may be thinking, miniskirt? Isn’t that so 2004? We get it. The thought of styling a miniskirt to feel sophisticated and fresh can be challenging. I too am still haunted by the micro denim mini I wore on repeat as a teen.
But when styled appropriately, the miniskirt can actually be extremely chic. It’s the shoe pairing that can make or break the outfit. Edgy Mary Janes add a cool factor while structural pumps offer a polished take. Ahead, fashion girls show us seven different shoe styles they pair with miniskirts. Warning: You are probably going to want to copy these looks from head to toe, so have your credit card handy and get ready for some major shoe shopping.
Low Strappy Heels
A lower heel gives you a little extra height when you’re looking to elongate your legs. These barely there sandals are still majorly trending.
Rag & Bone Cindy Tie Sandals ($395)
Schutz Evenise Slide Sandal ($64)
White Sneakers With Socks
A fresh way to wear sneakers is with your socks on full display. The streetwear-approved statement goes perfectly with a miniskirt.
Mother Denim Baby Steps Socks in Don’t Trip Tie Dye ($28)
Alias Mae Alias Mae Tommy Sneaker in White ($180)
Nike Performance Cushion Training Socks ($11)
Keds Champion Originals ($45)
Don’t be afraid of the high heel–and-miniskirt combo. With a pointy-toe pump, the effect is rather sophisticated.
Botkier Shayla Block Heel Slingbacks ($138)
Schutz Schutz Cendi Heel in Neon Pink ($155)
There’s something so nostalgic about wearing a miniskirt with Mary Janes. It’s a nod to British mod style, especially with a patterned, checked skirt.
Repetto Rose Mary Jane Pumps ($365)
Melissa Kazakova Mary Jane Flat ($18)
Burberry Alannis Patent Leather Mary Jane Flats ($680)
It’s no secret that the shoe of summer is the thong sandal. Whether you opt for the flat, casual flip-flop version or a pair with a little heel, this once-hated shoe is the hottest thing on Instagram right now.
Simon Miller Beep Patent-Leather Sandals ($370)
Mango Heel Leather Sandals ($80)
Tkees Foundation Flip Flops ($50)
These shoes are the perfect transition piece into fall. A pointier toe works best with shorter hemlines to balance out the chunkiness of the block heel.
Jeffrey Campbell Travis Ankle Boot ($198)
Vagabond Shoemakers Mya Pointy Toe Bootie ($175)
Flat slides are an easy shoe pairing with a casual denim mini.
Charles & Keith Wave Detail Leather Slide Sandals ($59)
Sam Edelman Laurna Mule ($120)