How to Style A Maxi Skirt

Style_maxi_skirtThe best thing about not having snow on the ground is having the ability to wear long skirts and not have to worry about salt stains. It’s true, maxi skirts are a summer staple, and one of those easy things that you can just throw on and head out the door.

They are pretty much everyone’s summer staple, and there are a ton of different ways to style them that it can get overwhelming.

just in case you have trouble figuring out how to pull off wearing that crazy skirt in your everyday life, we’ve pulled together 5 different ways to help add more maxi love to your wardrobe.

There are few things that you need to know before you pick up that perfect skirt. It really just comes down to 3 things: length, material, and defined waist.

1) Length: No one likes flood skirts, so aim for something that is just around your ankles, lower if you’re wearing on wedges or heels.

2) Material: The beauty of maxi skirts is that you can create an elongated shape, no reason to have anything cling to you to make the skirt against you.

3) Waist: Create a waist that allows makes your legs look longer. See point 2.


Here are 5 great ways to style the maxi skirt in your closet.
How to style a maxi skirt

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Mixing something dressy with something casual.

Just because you have a chiffon skirt that you can wear to a gala doesn’t mean that you can’t wear it during the day. All you need to do is add a casual top to the mix and you’re good to go. Perfect for those summer date nights.

How to style a maxi skirt

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Don’t shy away from brights!

Summer is the perfect time to wear your brights, and bright maxi skirts are part of it. Add a cute dressy top, and you’re ready for a wedding or a casual day out.



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Look for texture.

While most of us think that maxi skirts should be super flowy, that’s not always the case. Look for pieces that have structure so you can your outfit pop. This beauty above shows how you can throw on a casual striped tee and still look like a million bucks!

How to style a maxi skirt

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Style it with a bit of leather. 

Extend your summer style late into the fall but adding a little leather jacket to the mix. Not only does it instantly add an extra dimension to you look, but you get to stay comfy.

How to style a maxi skirt

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Add a bit of polka dots!

Just because you CAN dress up your maxi skirt all the time doesn’t mean that you want to. Adding something a little more fun like a cropped polka dot shirt makes it the outfit that much more fun!


Learning how to style a maxi skirt is not that hard. It just takes a bit of experimenting to find what you like, and what feels comfortable.



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