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Functional-girl autumn means the return of the skort

Functional girl summer means the return of the skort

As a chronic wearer of mini skirts, I am pleased to report that there is a forecasted return to practicality on the horizon. Apologies to the Diesel belt skirts and Miu Miu pleated micro-minis, but this season is all about the skort. Yes, just like the ones you used to wear in primary school or on the netball court – but hear me out, I strongly believe they should have a place in your wardrobe as an adult, too.

The humble skort has had a bad rep over the years – it isn't closely associated with being particularly fashion-forward, and it's historically not been considered very sexy – but it's practical, functional and comfortable, three qualities that most minis, unfortunately, lack. But more than that, we're starting to see brands take to the trend in stores and on runways (yes, we see you Prada SS24), which means that there are a multitude of cute new designs on the market ready to give your minis a run for their money.

So you're probably wondering where to buy them? Here, we've rounded up some of our current 10 favourite skorts and where to buy them.

1. LESUGIATELIER Khaki Pocket Skort

If you love the pleated Miu Miu girl look, and want to find a high-end skort alternative, we're loving this one from LESUGIATELIER, which comes in both black and beige colour ways on SSENSE.



An option that straddles both athleisure and day-to-day wear, Girlfriend Collective's warp skort (which is available in a size-inclusive range of colours) is the way to go. Made from 79% recycled plastic bottles (RPET) and 21% spandex, it's sweat-wicking and quick to dry – and easily adjustable thanks to a side tie. The addition of a waistband pocket is just another functional win.


3. MAJE Wraparound Mini Skort

For something a little more corporate / business casual, the Maje Wraparound Mini Skort is easily paired with a sweater and boots for an on-the-go look that doesn't feel office inappropriate.


4. SANDY LIANG Astra Skort

Sandy Liang brings her touch of coquette-cool to the skort with the Astra, which comes in black, red and bone. Preppy pleating and a knee-length hem are a the perfect partner to your ballet flats or sneakers.


5. SHUSHU TONG Double-Layer Miniskirt

Another of-the-moment brand for the fashion girlies – Shushu Tong – has brought the bloomer and the skort together in this adorable slate-grey hybrid. Also available in black.


6. REFORMATION Mia Low Waist Linen Skort

Refrmation's micro-mini, low-waisted take on the skort is less ambiguous, but no less cute. Showing full-short in the back, it's made out of 100% linen and is available in a range of colourways.


7. SHONA JOY Rita Wrap Detail Skort

Denim mini skirts - let's face it – can be frustrating to keep in place. That's why we love this iteration from Shona Joy that implements the short-skirt hybrid perfectly, with a sophisticated wrap-look detail in the front. This dark denim wash is perfect for day or night, too.


8. MSGM Brown Layered Skort

This brown layered skort from MSGM was made in Italy out of stretch cotton gabardine, with a zip-closure at he back and silver hardware. It has not one, but TWO pockets, and is a great neutral to add to your everyday wardrobe cycle.


9. JADED LONDON Tailored Skort

If you're looking for something that feels a little more Y2K and party-appropraite, this ultra-mini skort with belted detail from Jaded London is a fun way to add a bit of spice to your outfit. You can buy the matching top too for a full co-ord moment.


10. DISSH Eva Natural Linen Skort

DISSH is serving up a versatile selection of skort styles as of late, and this linen number with double pockets and belt loops is a great summery addition to the Aussie trans-seasonal wardrobe. It also comes in a starker white, and a black iteration.


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