10 Perfect Combinations of Mini Skirts and Flats to Wear All Season Long

A.k.a. lots of extremely appealing alternatives to shorts and slides. Let's go!

We'd be lying if we said that we never got tired of our summer essentials. If anything, it's the opposite. The summer isn't even half over (thankfully!), and the thought of putting on our worn-in, denim cut-offs and shower slides is already anything but enticing. Luckily, there is another warm weather-friendly combo that's equally as easy to wear and a bit more sartorially sound.

Enter the ultimate pairing: the mini skirt and flats. Granted, it's not rocket science or anything, but there are just so many ways to style these closet staples that you could probably avoid wearing shorts ever again—not that we're recommending that, obviously!

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1 Animal Instincts

What: Topshop's ombré leopard skirt and suede tassel slippers from Jimmy Choo.

Where to wear it: A day spent shopping with your friends.

Ombre Animal A-Line Skirt, $35, topshop.com; Gabby Suede Slippers by Jimmy Choo, $675, mytheresa.com.

2 Go Bold

What: A cobalt blue and green crochet skirt from Topshop and suede penny loafers from Zara.

Where to wear it: To a pool party.

Rio Crochet Skirt, $85, topshop.com; Leather Penny Loafers, $70, zara.com.

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3 Denim Daze

What: Marc Jacobs' heavily decorated mini and a starry pair of flats from Asos.

Where to wear it: To see the fireworks on the Fourth of July.

Embellished Denim Mini skirt by Marc Jacobs, $590, mytheresa.com; Lourdes Pointed Star Ballet Flats, $35, asos.com.

4 Detail Oriented

What: Coach's silk skirt with western design and Charlotte Olympia's calf-hair flats.

Where to wear it: A day at the races.

Calico Cotton and Silk Skirt by Coach, $695, mytheresa.com; Tan Calf-Hair Kitty Flats by Charlotte Olympia, $372, ssense.com.

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5 Flower Girl

What: Gucci's floral, kilt-inspired skirt and scalloped Chloé flats.

Where to wear it: A day at sea.

Floral-Appliqued Wool-Blend Mini Skirt by Gucci for Net-a-Porter, $1,100, netaporter.com; Lauren; Scallop-Edged Suede Flats by Chloé, $468, matchesfashion.com.

6 Patch Perfect

What: A blue suede skirt and crocheted flats from Zara.

Where to wear it: Brunch with your family.

Leather Patchwork Mini Skirt, $70, zara.com; Open-Work Ballerina Flats, $70, zara.com.

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7 Pink Lady

What: A mod Zara mini and Acne Studios' black-and-white babouche slippers.

Where to wear it: Museum hopping in New York City.

A-Line Skirt, $36, zara.com; Leather Amina Patch Babouche Slippers by Acne Studios, $650, fwrd.com.

8 Show Your Stripes

What: Isabel Marant's embroidered skirt and patent-leather bow flats from Nicholas Kirkwood.

Where to wear it: A friend's Sunday-afternoon BBQ.

Raffi Striped and Embroidered Skirt by Isabel Marant, $412, matchesfashion.com; Beya Bow-Embellished Patent-Leather Point-Toe Flats by Nicholas Kirkwood, $525, netaporter.com.

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9 Made in Suede

What: Rag & Bone's suede A-line skirt and eyelet flats from Isabel Marant.

Where to wear it: A date night that includes dinner and a concert.

Suede Mini Skirt by Rag & Bone, $595, stylebop.com; Leo Eyelet Velvet Flats by Isabel Marant, $510, fwrd.com.

10 White Answer

What: A flowy white skirt from See by Chloé and Giuseppe Zanotti's toe-cap denim flats.

Where to wear it: A picnic in the park.

Smocked Cotton Skirt by See by Chloé, $255, mytheresa.com; Yvette Spike Stud Toe Cap Denim Flats by Giuseppe Zanotti, $660, lanecrawford.com.

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