We are pretty much half way through the year, and so many trends have been and gone in such a short time, but if one in particular is going to stand its ground and make it through the rest of the year, it’s the maxi skirt. When you think about it, it’s a keeper – it can take you from those hot summer days, in the city streets or on vacay, or it can keep you snug in winter, when you still want to keep warm yet remain feminine.
Maxi skirts have blown up in the last few years, and now there are so many types of them – high waist, low waist – and even many styles to represent your mood. If you want to feel like a Bohemian queen, or if you want to feel like a glamorous vixen, there’s one for everyone.
Here are just a few of our favorite looks with the piece of the YEAR – the maxi skirt! Watch and learn, ladies!
The Slip Skirt
If you’re looking for a skirt that adds a glamorous vibe to your outfit, but can still be thrown into an edgy combo with your favorite sweater, then the slip skirt is the one. They are often in a satin-like fabric, giving not only vibrancy but shine to your look. The advantage of the slip skirt is its versatility, come rain or shine, you’ll be wearing it all year long! This season, we love more natural tones like beige, camel and tan to show off your glow and go for a subtle effect, although with the satin fabric, they still appear rich and intense. If you can’t get your hands on a slip skirt, then throw your knitwear over a strappy cami slip dress in a similar fabric – it will mesmerize everyone!
The Pleated Skirt
The pleated skirt is ultra-flattering as the origami-style pleats have a graceful movement and give you a certain je ne sais quoi. Usually in a high waist style, they will show off your figure before billowing into a girly maxi skirt. My favorite way of wearing this style of skirt is by roughening it up with a biker or denim jacket, the whole look is just so sassy, fierce and sexy. Another way you can play with the pleated skirt is by wearing it for a occasion, be it a wedding or a party, with a silky camisole or a lace crop top. The crop top will cut off at the right point for you to let your skirt do all the talking.
The High Split Maxi Skirt
If you feel somewhat restricted by the maxi skirt, and just want to flash that extra bit of flesh, you will love a maxi with a thigh-high split. It shows the most flattering part of the leg, and takes inches off you. It’s sexy without being too revealing, so it’s perfect for family occasions, yet you still feel you! Just look at how our fashion faves, Margot Robbie and Miranda Kerr, have worn theirs – a simple vest top does just the trick, but if you want to wrap up warm yet have an on-trend outfit, a slogan sweater will save the day.
The Jersey Maxi Skirt
The jersey maxi skirt adds a more sports-luxe feel to your outfit, yet is a more feminine alternative to joggers or cigarette pants. This style is perfect for wearing in the most casual way, with your trusty sneakers and a slogan tee. It’s a staple – you’ll always find a time and a place for it, and you’ll never grow bored of it.
The Ruffled Maxi Skirt
Life is a catwalk, so you gotta own it! If you really want to dip your toe into the maxi skirt pool, then going full-on with a ruffled maxi skirt is the way to do it. Yes, it stands out, but trust me – it will still go with everything. Be inspired by the catwalk and wear one with a hoodie, or just with a band tee. What I personally love about this style of skirt is that it’s ultra-dramatic and makes an impact as soon as you walk through the door – it’s a conversation piece, and it still makes you look and feel gorgeous.
Now you have seen our top 5 favorite types of maxi skirts, it’s your turn – we dare you to try all five styles and get back to us with your favorite. Be sure to tag us on social media so we can see all your looks!
Cr: EJ Style, In The Frow, The Viva Luxury, Vices USA, Chantal Stylz Shop, Morning Lavender, Daily Mail, Pinterest, Amelia Liana.