Friday, May 19, 2017

How to Wear a Denim Mini in Your 30's + WW Link Up


If there is one fashion item that I couldn't be happier about coming back into style, it's the denim skirt.   It is a must have this spring/summer, and if you don't have one in your closet, I highly suggest that you go add one now.  Even though the denim skirt has made a recent comeback, in my opinion, it is a true classic and never really went out of style.  That is why I've had this denim mini in my wardrobe for several of years now.  It's an item that I know I will keep reaching for over time.  The only problem is, it's a tad on the short side.  It's no secret that I like to wear short skirts and dresses, as my legs are my best asset, but each time summer roles around, I find myself asking if I am too old to wear certain items.  I am in my mid (okay late) thirties now, so when do I start dressing "my age"?  Whatever that means.  Then in dawned on me.  That is what style is all about.  It's taking and item or trend, and making it work for you.  I work out, a lot.  I work hard on my legs, so if I want to show them off, I will.  I just have to do it in a way that is age appropriate.  I probably don't have too many more summers left where I'll be rocking a mini, but until I am ready to retire it, I will wear it with confidence.  So here are my tips for wearing a mini skirt in your thirties.

1.  Make sure that you can bend over.  Okay, this goes for every age.  But having young children, I'm constantly bending down, or playing on the floor.  If you're going to wear a mini skirt, you need to know how to bend, sit, and move in one without exposing anything.  If you can't simply bend down and pick up a pencil without your bum hanging out, then it's too short! And always, always wear undergarments.

2.  Wear the right proportions.  You will never see me walking around town wearing a mini skirt with a skimpy tank top.  If I am going to be showcasing my legs, then then my upper half will be covered.  Pair a mini with a classic blouse or a high neck tank.  This white crochet top is the perfect example. I love the feminine and conservative touch it adds to my denim skirt.  

3.  Wear low heels or flats.  A high heel is just going to make the skirt look shorter, so wear a low heel or flat instead.  It tones down the skirt, and adds a more relaxed feel.

4.  And if all else fails, save your mini skirts for the beach.  I love wearing short skirts over my swimsuits, as they make the prefect cover ups.  After all, everyone else is in a swimsuit and bikini, so those mini skirts appear more covered up!

Since my skirt is no longer available, I linked some great denim skirts below.  I'm probably going to get this one, here, and it's on sale!  Also, my top is sold out in the white.  I know bummer.  But it is still available in black!









Blouse: c/o Chicwish (in black here)| Denim Skirt: 7 for all Mankind old, newer version here| Booties: old (similar pair here)| Bag: c/o Foley + Corinna| Sunnies: ChloΓ©| Earrings: Baublebar| Bracelets: Vita Fede (here and here)| Lips: LipSense in Dark Pink

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51 comments:

  1. YOur denim mini is lovely, I like that white top with it! :)

    I think we should all wear whatever makes us happy no matter our age. While I'm much younger I did give up all my denim minis after my first baby as they were very very mini, haha. Not enough coverage when running around with a toddler! I would like a denim skirt, but in a longer length like my chambray maxi skirt.

    Thank you for the link up!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead of you :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  2. You look so nice. Great styling.

    Have a wonderful weekend
    Life it too short to shop have best designer handbags for cheap

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  3. Great tips Rachael, I couldn't agree with you more! I remember wearing denim minis in high school, it brings back some nostalgia for me!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  4. That top is so pretty!! I also love the denim mini skirt! You def. have the legs for it! I need to get my denim skirt out!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  5. That denim skirt looks amazing on you! You definitely have the legs for it! Love your top too!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  6. Oh come on! With killer legs like that you can pull anything off!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  7. I love this skirt! It's so cute on you and it's giving me major 90's flashbacks! And PS - your legs look serisouly AH-mazing :)

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  8. This look is chic & HAUTE all in one!!!
    - www.inmyjoi.blogspot.com

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  9. Girl, as long as your legs look that good you can wear a mini... no matter what your age. Plus age is truly a state of mind anyway!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  10. Absolutely LOVING this look! You rock the denim mini!

    Pink Champagne Problems

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  11. That top is amazing! Love the details!

    xo, Amanda | www.thegoldengirldiary.com

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  12. Great tips and amazing look! Killing it in this mini. Love your top too!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  13. I love short denim skirts too! They are timeless :)
    Happy weekend and thanks for the linkup!

    www.memoriesofthepacific.com

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  14. Your legs are definitely your best asset!! I love that your still rocking mini's, age shouldn't be a factor ;)
    Have a great weekend,

    xo
    Mel

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  15. Love how you styled this outfit that top is amazing!!!

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  16. Love that lace top! And I am all about the denim skirt. I never gave them up when they went out of style. They are such great pieces and they go with everything!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  17. Love, love love rule number 2 -- it's all about balance!

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  18. You're giving me inspiration to wear one, but it will have to be when I leave the kids at home with a sitter!
    www.thebodytypestylist.com

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  19. These are great tips, Rachel! #4 is a great idea! Love how you've styled your skirt, striking the perfect balance with that pretty crochet top!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Mary
    http://marymurnane.com

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  20. Very nice look ... mixing different styles for a great result!

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/05/18/platinium-blogs/

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  21. Love all the tips and love how you styled this denim mini! I love denim skirts too so I'm glad they are in style! And your legs definitely look amazing :-)
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  22. This is such a great outfit. I love the top and the crochet detailing. Also that skirt with those heels totally works. And I agree about making "trends" age appropriate. Being in my mid 30s does not mean I need to count minis out. Also I wear cheer shorts underneath my dresses for those just in case happenings too!

    http://www.mylittlenest.org

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  23. I'm in love with everything in this post!;-)<3
    www.blogellive.com

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  24. Such cute booties! Also love the white top.

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  25. What a cute outfit! This white top is gorgeous!

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  26. Loved this post!! Totally agree with you!

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  27. these daisies are just adorable!

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  28. love how you styled the skirt appropriate for our age!

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan

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  29. You're rocking that denim mini girl. So cute!

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  30. Love the denim skirt! And your camel bag!

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  31. I want a denim skirt in the worst way!

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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  32. These are some excellent tips for any age, in my opinion! Mini skirts - denim, especially - are some of my favorite pieces since I have long legs and it's fun to show them off. I definitely try to keep all this in mind when picking out the perfect ones!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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  33. I'm with you on this one! It's all about the right proportions and of course, making sure you can bend down is a big one too, haha!

    xoxo from Napa Valley!

    Paulina | Shenska

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  34. Love this! Denim minis can really work for anyone when done properly! You just need to cover more on top!

    xx,

    Lacey
    http://thegittergospelblog.com

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  35. I love this entire look! Love that I saved my mini skirt from when I was in high school! I need to pull it back out and wait it again!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    Stylin In St. Louis

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  36. This outfit is so chic and pretty! I love those booties!

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  37. Love that mini skirt on you. I'm obsessed with them right now!! You are so beautiful!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    www.dashingdarlin.com

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  38. I'm loving that white top! Denim minis have been so fun to wear this season!

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  39. You look so adorable! I love that skirt on you!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  40. I'm SO glad that denim skirts are back in style! I used to ROCK them in middle school LOL! This look is adorable!

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  41. You wear that denim mini beautifully!!! You make it look very chic and stylish and now I wish I never got rid of mine from high school/college lol.

    Sarah
    Trendy & Tidy

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  42. Great styling idea. That is a gorgeous denim skirt and so is the top!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  43. That top is gorgeous! I'm in my mid-20s but I don't see why anyone older than that can't wear lace. Gosh, I hope so!

    http://www.ticketforadventure.com

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  44. You are rocking this mini! You definitely have the legs for it and have styled it so well. Love that white top and your cute booties.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  45. You are rockin' this look! love it!

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  46. I love the fact that denim skirts are back in style as well! This one looks great on you!

    Kasi | http://thestyleperk.com/?p=3260

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  47. You look fabulous in the denim mini! I was too afraid to go mini this time around so I got a pencil skirt and I love it.
    Chic on the Cheap

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