I have been obsessed with the revival of the mini. Hello, I AM a girl who grew up in the 80’s and the era of Madonna. But when I purchased this Ted Baker mini on a recent trip to Las Vegas, I was hesitant. Very hesitant. Can I really make a mini office appropriate? I tend not to purchase items I can’t also wear to work. Despite the potential office challenges, the mini was trendy again and I wanted one.
I made the plunge, purchased this one and I am in love. My conversion to believer was nearly instantaneous. I wore it for the final day of a conference in NYC (I figured of all places I could get away with anything it would be NYC). Compliments poured in. This was all it took to overcome my office aversion – well that and a little balance.
Let me explain …
I feel like the key to being able to pull off a mini in the office is to balance the shorter skirt with coverage elsewhere. Since I was showing a fair amount (okay, ALOT) of leg I felt the need to counter all that skin by covering up elsewhere. I used a coordinating turtleneck for coverage above – AKA as nix the cleavage display (not that this is a problem for a 34AA). I have also worn this skirt with a simple white button down (no pockets or other distractors) because a simple white button down ALWAYS looks professional. You could also use tights or over-the-knee (OTK) boots to balance the exposure.
Here is what I wore today … what do you think – would you wear this to the office?
Ted Baker Skirt (currently on sale along with the coordinating pieces) | Doublju Turtleneck in Navy ($13.99!! – I actually own this turtleneck in six different colors)| Nine West Booties in Navy (old) similar here.
The coordinating sweater is now in route to my house to join the beloved skirt. Stay tuned for an updated post!