Fall’s Skirt du Jour – The Mini Returns

Between the domination of high knee boots and the equally strong early aughts obsession, is it any surprise that the huge trend for fall would be, well…a mini one?

The mini is flaunting its way into this season with all new patterns and textures, as well as some old favorites. Here at SLHer, we’ve got the short and sweet of this trend, with 20 fun and flirty options to infuse into your fall wardrobe.

Ready to get your mini on?

Let’s start with one of our Editors favorites. This black floral mini from The Kooples features the chicest little white-and-red flower pattern on a go-with-everything black background. The versatility of this mini lends itself to a variety of knits, blouses and tees. It’s all around ruching also makes it ideal for just about every body type…plus we just love the ruffled bottom hem which gives this skirt extra flirt as you sashay your way into fall.

The Kooples, Black Floral Skirt $210

Looking for that staple piece to bring your Barbiecore look together? Look no further than this fab fuchsia beauty from Windsor. With its high waist and generous side slit, this satiny mini can shine all on its own, or go full BC with an equally bold hot pink boyfriend blazer.

Windsor, Shine Time Satin Wrap Mini Skirt $22.90

Here’s something just for our fellow high-low skirt lovers. Meet the high-low mini from the Parisian minimalist brand, Equipment. Made of 100% silk, the soft-hued, abstract garden pattern play extremely well with this season’s bold colors and bright sweaters. And we’d absolutely pair this with our stomping-est, biker-inspired boots.

Equipment FR, Delafine Silk Skirt $109

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For the denim-loving purist, have we got a treat for you. RE/DONE upcycles vintage denim and uses it to recreate iconic fits and silhouettes. This mini is called The 90s and with its low rise, frayed hem and true vintage wash it literally is the whole vibe.

RE/DONE, 90s Mini Skirt $250

Mini meets streetwear thanks to adidas. This one ticks all the boxes – supersoft jersey, crisp white binding, a front dip style made to imitate your fav athletic shorts, and of course, the one-and-only logo.

adidas, Mini Skirt $35

Add a little prep to your step with this school wear inspired mini from Rue 21. Embrace your inner Clueless Cher and wear it with loafers, or as the weather cools, with your fav knee high boot.

Rue 21, Plaid Chenille Patch Pleated Skirt $32.99

If 2022 had a mantra, it might be “everything’s better in leather”. This four-pocket, rocker style faux leather mini from Windsor takes the tough and turns it sweet with a liberal display of tiny faux pearls along the front. Rock it with your fav crop top while the weather is still warm, then switch it up on cooler days with a cozy chunky sweater and some over-the-knee boots.

Windsor, Chic Details Pearl PU Mini Skirt $32.90

We are absolute suckers for a good knit, and this purple creation from Cormio’s fall 22 season has our complete attention. The contrasting trim, the belted waist…we can’t wait to pair this up with a platform heeled Chelsea boot and a snuggly bodycon sweater top.

Cormio, Helga Knitted Mini Skirt $493

Tennis, anyone? Yes, the tennis skirt trend that started in spring is still going strong. And what’s more iconic than a crisp white version from Lacoste? Serve it up with a fuzzy cropped sweater, or a half-tucked button down with plenty of attitude.

Lacoste, Pleated Performance Mini Skirt $90

Why let your puffy jacket have all the fun? Quilted and puffed patterns are showing up everywhere from boots to bags, and now here’s this après ski cutie from Smartwool. The dark cranberry fits in perfectly with your moody autumnal pieces, or play up the juxtaposition and pair it with this season’s super brights? Either way, this mini will keep you warm as you navigate through these cooler days.

Smartwool, Smartloft Pull-on Mini Skirt $100

Corduroy has had its share of bad raps, but this season its getting a comeback of sorts. Designers are showcasing the corded pattern in pants and skirts. This asymmetrical ruffled version from Sugarlips is a great example. The on-trend camel color is the nuanced neutral you didn’t know your wardrobe needed.

Sugarlips, Cider Asymmetrical Ruffle Mini Skirt $59

Mad for plaid? This burgundy beauty will satisfy your need. The high banded waist and A-line silhouette give it classically chic vibes all around.

Lulus, Burgundy Multi-Plaid Mini Skirt $44

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LoveShackFancy, Oxford Wool Blend Mini Skirt $149.99

Eager to jump on the Cargo-mania band this season? We don’t blame you after seeing this multi-material marvel. Who could say no to practical pockets? Definitely not us…

Toccin, Cargo Mini Skirt $98.99

Sporting a baby bump doesn’t mean you have to give up your love of minis. We found this fabulous flouncy floral mini at Pink Blush Maternity that’s made for the stylish mom-to-be. Extra generous smocking in the front allows for plenty of comfortable, but secure stretch. This autumnal mustard mini will look amazing with a soft gray turtleneck top, a fab pair of dark maternity tights (Spanx makes amazing maternity ones) and some styling knee high boots.

Pink Blush Maternity, Mustard Floral Mini $58

Fans of the minimalist brand Love, Bonito will be head over heels for this neutral mini with its asymmetrical silhouette. Cut from luxury linen and mixed with a touch of rayon, so wrinkling will stay to a minimum.

Love, Bonito, Kassidy Asymmetric Mini Skirt $36.90

Love a good tweed? So do we. This terrific tweed mini from Milly has a secret ingredient in the form of stretchy cotton woven in so while the silhouette stays neat and stylish, you won’t feel restricted.

Milly, Yellow Striped Tweed Mini Skirt $227.50

There’s something casual yet cool about black denim. This four-pocket, pleated version from Paige will look just a chic with a plain tee as it will with your favorite button down.

Paige, Sade Mini Skirt $179

Like a soft, chunky cable knit sweater, but for your bottom.

Rokh, 2022 Season Cable Knit Mini Skirt $316

Rounding out our list – If you’re looking for that perfect all-around staple piece mini to last you all season long, this this lovely, pleated faux leather lovely from Lulus is just what you need. The length is great, the A-line silhouette is flattering on all body types, the pleats allow for plenty of movement, it comes in go-with-everything black and certainly the price is oh-so nice.

Lulus, Black Vegan Leather Pleated Mini Skirt $49

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