To the Max: Maxi Skirts Styling

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A maxi skirt is a handy piece to have in your wardrobe, in addition to its versatility it has a rather useful quality of concealing your legs for whatever reason you may have wanting to hide them. A few years back floor sweeping pleated chiffon skirts in pastel colours have been all the rage, today a maxi skirt is popular no matter the style. So choose your perfect fit and see how you can wear it this summer.

Beach Style

If you are taking a vacation by the sea (or pool), an easy outfit solution is pairing your swimsuit with a high-waisted maxi. One piece instantly transforms into a body, whereas in a bikini top situation you get to show off that toned midriff you’ve been getting ready for the summer. A maxi takes you from beach to lunch in a few easy steps: add statement earrings, a pair of comfy lace-up espadrilles, a spacious beach bag and some shades – Voila! Your elegant transformation is complete!

Sports Luxe

Chloé started the trend, when this combo was sent down the SS16 runway last October: a track top plus a billowing floral maxi skirt. A few personal touches and the hottest athleisure style is yours to rock this season.

City Chic

Elevate your boho style skirt with a tucked in feminine blouse (pussy bow optional, but highly recommended) and anchor the look with a structured blazer. Or opt for a purists’ alternative – a starched pristine white boyfriend shirt.

Cosy Knit

Prefer a knit over a cover up when temperatures drop? Add a slouchy relaxed sweater to your maxi (an off-the-shoulder design will get you style brownie points). To offset the dainty feel of this ensemble, especially when one of the components is in chiffon or tulle, choose some statement footwear to go with it: flatforms, chunky soles or an embellished pair of ankle boots.

You may tuck the sweater in or wear it over the top, but in this case use a belt or a harness to add some definition.

Long & Lean

Spring’s go-to style just got a summer update: long and lean minimalist silhouette in brilliant white is an ideal solution for hot summer days. Wear a close cut tunic with your straight maxi for a sophisticated city look. Complete the ensemble with backless slippers/slides, and accessories that carry the idea of the look: a long strap cross-body bag and shoulder grazing earrings.

by Olga Permyakova

Cover Photo: Fabio Vizzari @streeteye75

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