If I had to pick one trend that dominated the S/S 22 runways, it would have to be the miniskirt. Firmly sidelined by the midi skirt's calf-grazing lengths over the last eight years or so, the mini is seeing a resurgence across the board, with countless designers—from Prada to Proenza Schouler—introducing their own take on the '60s fashion icon.
Prada's iteration caused a particular stir amongst the fashion crowd, with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons making a satin mini a core part of their summer line, pairing it with everything from chunky knits to leather biker jackets. They made this wardrobe classic feel fresh and exciting and certainly had me rushing to Vestiaire Collective to search for black miniskirts.
While the nature of fashion month means that these items aren't all available to buy now, I have no qualms about harnessing these runway looks as a source of outfit inspiration for the coming months. It helps that collections are becoming increasingly seasonless, meaning they can be worn all-year round. My plan is to wear a black miniskirt with a chunky roll-neck and knee-high boots this winter (very COS autumn/winter 2021), then, come spring 2022, swap in loafers and a white shirt. Scroll down to see the runway looks that will inspire my miniskirt outfits this winter and long into 2022.