Maxi skirts for fall is a trend I just love. Maxi skirts made a comeback this past spring and certainly were cute with sandals and a tee shirt through the warmer months. I did a post on spring maxi skirts (Loving: Maxi Skirts) awhile back and think it’s time to update the styling for fall 2010. It seems like it might be a tricky, for instance, how do you keep from getting swallowed up by all that fabric, especially when covered up on top too? How do you make it look modern and not simply bohemian or (aaak) dowdy?
How to style a maxi skirt
I like the balance of a leather jacket or some sort of vest (suede or shearling would be pretty), with the long lines of the maxi skirt. Ideally, the leather jacket should be very soft and pliable. It should move with you and be able to scrunch up in your hand. The stiffness of a traditional motorcycle jacket would be too unbending for this look. The skirt can either be slim cut or flowing, with the latter being a bit softer and therefore a stronger counter to the leather. Choose a light basic top underneath. Finish off with a pair of lace-up boots, strappy ankle boots, or a stacked heel. You’ll want a thicker heel, so it won’t get lost under the hem of the skirt.
Here’s my Polyvore set of how I’d style a maxi skirt right now. I love how all the looks came out. Check out the cool graphic prints on the maxis from Topshop (2nd from left) and from Miss Selfridge (3rd from left). Petite girls might have to go the solid route and choose a jacket and skirt in the same color tone to get the most lengthening look. I went digging through my own closet last week for a maxi + jacket outfit and came up with one that resembles the last look. Can’t wait to wear it. I wish I had the height for the zig-zag skirt, but I don’t. Curses!
$250 – jcrew.com
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52 GBP – oli.co.uk