“Business in the front and party in the back” is not my usual advice when it comes to anything deemed tasteful (let alone generally appropriate). I would also avoid using this slogan when I am getting my hair done — mullet haircut, anyone? No thanks. I will say though, the “mullet mantra” can be perfectly acceptable when it applied to certain hemlines.
On one of those rare, warm winter days, I spotted this Fashionista sporting a mullet…maxi skirt (sorry, I’ll stop), which can be characterized by its uneven or asymmetrical hemline. The mullet skirt is somewhat opposite of the mullet mantra in that it is more of a “party in the front and business in the back.” Starting with a short hemline in the front that cascades into a long train, a high/low hemline exposes just enough to keep peak a person’s curiosity without offering too much. The longer hemline in the back properly covers not only your derriere, but the back of your legs, too. Asymmetrical hemlines are a quintessential trend this winter and for good reason.
Although this Fashionista donned her high/low hem in the warmer weather, mullet skirts also are a great way to switch up typical cool weather bottoms because they can be easily layered. Take the business part seriously and pair a blazer with your mullet skirt. The opening in the front of the skirt allows you to also show off a great pair of shoes, so throw on some tights and a pair of funky statement shoes and you will be ready to party.
When asymmetry is applied to other components of your wardrobe, the possibilities become endless. Go for the Kate Middleton “royal wedding” look sans the white gown and the prince (sigh) in this black dress with a long tail hem. Add the high/low hem to a cardigan to achieve ultimate comfort in your mullet-inspired look. Even your earrings can get in on the asymmetrical trend. It may sound somewhat satirical, but a mullet-inspired look can be chic or elegant, so go for the “party in the front and business in the back.”