Midi skirts have been the prevailing hemline of choice for the last several years. Versatile riffs ranging from wrap skirts to button-down iterations all the way to silky slips have proven the length's worth. And while midis will remain this spring, a shorter hemline is gaining momentum. Lately, influencers and editors alike have been spotted trying out a mini skirt and tall boots outfit combination. The pairing reads like a clever nod to iconic French singer Francoise Hardy's girl-crush-worthy-style in the 1970s and who doesn't want to feel like Francoise Hardy for a day? The pairing may feel slightly more adventurous than what you're used to, but the tall boot shaft balances the short hemline and also elongates your silhouette. Trust.
What's more, because the only two requirements to achieve the trend are a short hemline and pair of boots that hit you at calf height or above, the combinations can be easily tailored to the mood you're going for on any given day. Feeling a monochrome look right now? Grab a white mini dress and pearl-hued boots and off you go. Want to mix and match patterns? Team a floral A-line mini skirt with cow-print western boots. In other words, armed with a short skirt and long pair of boots, you're free to do whatever you want.
Ahead, a slew of stylish outfit examples that prove this trend is here to stay this spring as well as some shopping options should the mood strike.
Give the trend a touch of Cher Horowitz's playful style and team a matching blazer and skirt with over-the-knee patent leather boots.
Gia Tall Boots
A faux leather mini worn with white boots is a top-notch approach to your next spring outfit. Finish it off with a breezy blouse and sunglasses with colorful lenses.
Not sure how to translate your sweater dress to spring? Ditch the opaque tights and swap in a pair of tall boots. If it's still chilly, layer on a blazer.
If you're not one to eschew from a bold print, then this plaid skirt ensemble should be your next choice. Finish with cobalt boots to give the look an extra pop.
Oscar de la Renta
Winter whites are morphing into spring whites (yay!). Transition with a mini skirt and knee-high boots duo that'll work from day to night.
Faux Leather Skirt
Logan Polished Calf Boots
Make your denim skirt stand out with the eye-catching addition of a pair of metallic knee-high boots.
Medium Denim Skirt
Violeta by Mango
Pointed Toe Cowboy Boots
The best pattern to team with an all-netural look — as witnessed above — is the season's python print.
Short Suede Skirt
For days when you need a look you can throw on in less than 30 seconds and still feel amazing, a LBD and black boots should do the trick.
Ponte Flare Pocket Dress
Black Knee-High Line Boots
Camille Charriere illustrates the appeal of a mini skirt and tall boots worn together. She balances the proportions of the two with a long trench coat and playful accessories like a printed neckerchief and cherry red Chanel bag — parfait!
Chai Western Mini Skirt
Beha Knee High Boots
Rag & Bone