Maxi Skirt Styling

I remember Christmas, circa 1998…I rocked a silver taffeta maxi skirt from Express. Well, this look is back and better than ever! Are you into the whole full maxi scene? I’m down and excited to show you my favorite way to flaunt it. And if I hear you say “But I have no where to wear it!” I am going to tell you right now- your question should be instead, “Where can’t I wear it?”

I wore this to an amazing Valentine’s lunch at DL Loft (more on this in another post, with a full set of photos of this amazing venue). It was daytime, slushy outside, yet I popped this skirt on and felt like an urban princess (whose carriage is a 4WD Highlander…I live in the Midwest, after all). I styled it with a cropped black and white striped cowl 3/4 sleeve sweater and kept accessories simple. With this bold of a skirt, I matched the shoes to the exact shade so they wouldn’t stand out. My theory on long dresses or skirts- They should almost hit the floor. If you are going to wear a statement shoe, they should peek out when you walk, not be the focus standing still, IMHO.

TIP: If you are wearing a crop over a high-waisted pant or skirt, use fashion tape to secure it in place. Otherwise, you will end up subconsciously tugging it down all day (like I did!). 

Royal blue maxi skirt with black & white cowl sweater

Styling a maxi skirt- TIP: If you are wearing a crop over a high-waisted pant or skirt, use fashion tape to secure it in place. Otherwise, you will end up subconsciously tugging it down all day!

Royal blue maxi skirt with matching shoes

Taffeta skirt is Akira: Out of This World Maxi Skirt in Royal– $39.99; I had to size up because it was squishing me. Sweater is from The Limited 5+ years ago; similar here:

The shoes? Target. I had a bunch of gift cards from buying diapers (that’s my secret…shhh…shoes don’t end up on the CC bill if you gather those bonus gift cards) and purchased them as my reward for CHANGING all those diapers!

Here are some other styles and colors of maxi skirts you can test out- ring up one of each, please!! These are going to be perfect for breezy spring lunches on the patio (or veranda…let’s bring that word back, ok?). Pair these with a basic white v-neck, black silk tank, or white button down and you are in business.

How do you style this fabulous trend? Or do you recall it in full effect in the 90s?



  1. January 23, 2015 / 6:51 pm

    THANKS Heidi!! Maxis are so tough when you have littles- I had to change in the car right before the event 😉

  2. January 23, 2015 / 7:32 pm

    I love this maxi skirt! I keep saying I need to wear them more often. Thanks for linking up!

    • January 23, 2015 / 9:59 pm

      Thanks for the opportunity to link! I adore maxi dresses, but hadn't hopped on the skirt train until this. Totally digging it!!

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  4. July 16, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Here are some different styles and shades of maxi skirts you can try out-ring up one of each, please!! These will be ideal for blustery spring snacks on the porch (or veranda…let's bring that word back, alright?). Pair these with a fundamental white slipover, dark silk tank, or white catch down and you are good to go.