I am totally channeling my inner Cher Horowitz today with a plaid mini skirt, but with a modern twist! If you grew up in the 90s, you know exactly who I’m talking about – our favorite valley girl from the classic movie Clueless! And if you’ve never seen Clueless, well, all I have to say is, “As if!”
Clueless was where I first laid my eyes on stylish plaid mini skirts. Cher was the popular, rich high school girl, and she and her posse always rocked the cutest high-waisted plaid skirts with knee high socks. I was pretty young and impressionable back then and wanted to dress just like them! Unfortunately, my mom said no.
Fast forward many years later, here I am styling this plaid mini skirt and making all of my Clueless dreams come true! I stayed true to the school girl vibes, but styled the skirt in a more modern way that is still wearable and chic. I love that this plaid mini skirt has an A-line silhouette but is much less frilly than back in the 90s. The silver zipper is also the perfect detail for adding a little bit of edge. And of course, I love the tweed-like texture that contrasts the faux leather, suede, and silk fabrics I’m wearing. For reference, I got this skirt in a US size 4 since I always size up one in Topshop clothing.
Instead of the 90s knee high socks, I paired my plaid mini skirt with the most popular shoes of the season – over the knee boots! During this winter to spring transition period, over the knee boots are your secret weapons for wearing skirts and dresses while keeping warm and still looking cute! I’m also wearing this BLANKNYC faux leather jacket because layers are still so necessary right now. And finally, to contrast all of these edgier items, I contrasted them with a beautiful, silky pussy bow shirt.
Alright guys, I hope you liked this modernized Cher-inspired outfit. I’m “Audi!”