Thursday, September 4, 2014

How To: Wear a Maxi Skirt

Ah maxi skirts. I have a love-hate relationship with both maxi skirts and maxi dresses. For one, they are easy, breezy and great to wear if you miss a couple days of shaving. (let's be honest...that's probably the biggest perk of them in the summertime) But on the other hand, as someone who usually wears cardigans even in the dead of summer, I can't really use my go-to wardrobe staple with these without the risk of looking like a Duggar. You know what I mean. :)

The awesome Kali over at Kaliwood posed a question to me on Twitter about how to wear maxi skirts. So I decided to do a blog post for the benefit of everyone. With fall coming up, maxi skirts are a great piece that that can go from summer to fall very easily. (plus, if you're in the South or a warmer climate like me, you've still got...oh...about 2 more months of warm temps anyway)

how to wear a maxi skirt

The first look would be great for fall. A denim jacket over a tank greatly increases the versatility of a maxi skirt. Swap out the sandals for booties and add a scarf and you're set for cooler temps.

The second look is really just a basic tank worn under a maxi skirt with funky jewelry. This is great for a printed or patterned skirt.

A bold, graphic maxi skirt looks awesome with a structured crop top in this third look. Now, not everyone can rock a crop top, but if you've got the bod...rock it. You could add a blazer or a denim skirt over this as well.

The fourth look is a bit more simple and relaxed. A loose flowy tee works with a maxi skirt when you do something (like add the belt) to give it a bit of structure.

Hopefully these looks give you maxi skirt inspiration. Do you have a maxi skirt? How do you wear it?


  1. Bah! So helpful! Thanks so much! Now to do some shopping :) :)

  2. i love maxi skirts...thanks for sharing this post..
    i like numb 2

  3. I have one, they're not super flattering on me. I typically go for the first or last look.

  4. I've been living in maxi skirts this summer. My favorite is wear skirt, tank, jean jacket, and sandals.


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