This maxi skirt looks impossibly fresh and vibrant on her, don’t you think? I’d guess she was an off-duty model, but in fact, she’s a design student who made this skirt. Oh, how I wish I could pull-off a trick like that. Anyhow, the long skirt is on the radar for fall, but I especially love it right now for spring and summer. There’s something lovely about bare legs, draped fabric and the ability to top it off with a white t-shirt and sandals and be out the door. Gwyneth Paltrow thinks so too. She’s sporting a minimalist maxi dress as she does errands around town. With mini skirts being everywhere and on everyone these days, I find it refreshing to flip it and reach for the exact opposite. Plus, this style is ageless, working for 20-somethings and beyond.
Maxi skirts are an unexpected option for summer. Their style advantage is they make you look taller and can cover up heavier legs. But, since you’re covering up your legs, you’ll want to balance that out by wearing a top that shows some skin, which could be a short-sleeve shirt, tank top, or v-neck. Don’t cover yourself up on both top and bottom or you’ll risk looking dowdy and that’s not what you’re going for. If you’re petite, watch the volume on the skirt and opt for a wedge shoe for added height. If you’ve got the height, then you can pull off a flat sandal. I choose a neutral palette, to keep things looking classic and minimalist, but if you want a bohemian effect, there are many printed options out there too that will work for you.
I love easy dressing and a maxi skirt definitely falls into that category. If you don’t have one in your closet, it’s time to try one on and see why people love them.
— Buckle ButtonZip