Today is all about the miniskirt, best known as the 'forbidden skirt' before the 1960's. British designer Mary Quant is the pioneer of the miniskirt, not only did she raise the hemline of skirts by several inches but many eyebrows were raised because it was uncommon for women to wear skirts even remotely above their knees. In case you thought that there was much deliberation on what Mary Quant would name this masterpiece; she named the skirt after her favourite car: the mini and that was that.
I would have loved to be around in eras where certain fashions were frowned upon, where you were seen as a rebel for breaking the rules. These days even leaving the house naked wouldn't be much of a surprise because we're exposed to so much (thank you internet), however, I love celebrating the milestones of the fashion industry over the decades and paying homage to the creators of the biggest trends in fashion.
In todays look I'm rocking this patent leather miniskirt, which is the focal point of my entire outfit. Something this shiny should only come in small doses so I paired it with a simple white tee to tone it down a tad. For accessories I chose a soft gold statement necklace just to add a bit of glam to the look and since we went full on monochrome I added a red lip to make it 'pop'.
Thank you for reading, have a great weekend!
T-shirt: Cotton On
Handbag: Forever New
Necklace: Forever New