It’s been hiding away in the back of your wardrobe all winter, but good news, you can finally pop your maxi skirt out again – the warmer days are a-comin’ ! How do you wear a maxi skirt? How do you choose one if you don’t have one already? What shoes do you wear with it? We have all the answers for you!
If there’s one item we’re delighted to dig out for this spring and summer, it’s the maxi skirt! Convenient, light and comfortable, it’s the ideal item to free your legs without catching a leg flu (you know what we mean).
The maxi skirt: Do’s & Don’t
Avoid oversized tops: seen as your silhouette is quite hidden under belt height, no need to add a layer on top! Best choose an adjusted top such as a vest, a t-shirt or a little light blouse. Ideally, highlight your waist with a belt or scarf to create some curves! Avoid: tops with batwing sleeves or loose jumpers that’ll make you look like tent material.
Choose the right length: as its name says, the maxi skirt is… long! It’s ok if it falls a bit on the ground: that’s always nicer than a skirt that’s too short and stops mid-calf (a whole other fit!). And if you really don’t want to be sweeping the floor, you can always count on a pair of wedges to cheat a bit!
Prefer simple fits: rustles? Too fortune teller. Embroidery flowers? You could end up looking like a thrift shop on feet. The denim maxi skirt? So 2001. So have a look at solid coloured skirts, mullet cuts (longer in the back – acceptable on a skirt, not on a hairdo, we agree) or transparent skirts, stylish and sensual without being too much.
Now that you understand the maxi skirt, you’ll have to find the right pair of shoes! Put away your ballet pumps that pack the silhouette and your cowboy boots: here are four styles that go perfectly with the maxi skirt!
Sporty chic in trainers
What better way to break the “girly” side of the maxi skirt than to add a nice pair of trainers? Stan Smiths, slip-ons, Air Force, canvas shoes…
If you are a big fan of trainers, rejoice: low-rise trainers go wonderfully with the maxi skirt, whether it be a jersey sporty skirt or a super feminine veil skirt! Does it get any cooler than this? Didn’t think so.
Classy in heels
For an ultra classy look, you can always count on stiletto heels and heeled sandals, on the condition that the skirt be formal as well: slanted, printed, fluid… it just has to be coherent. Four inch stilettos with a grey jersey tube skirt just looks weird.
For a look that’s a bit more folk, you can count on wedge sandals or clogs (yes) that will bring you straight back to the hippie era! Icing on the cupcake: you discreetly win a few inches of leg, which is great if Mother Nature didn’t bother giving you Taylor Swift’s legs (don’t get excited, we didn’t get them either).
Folk in boots
A maxi skirt with boots, yes it is possible, and it’s even rather pretty! Ideal for the in-between season when it’s not exactly warm enough to pop out the tank top and sandals, the skirt + boots combo gives a lovely look, halfway between stylish cowgirl and late night festival goer. Add a knitted jumper – not too long – or a leather jacket and bam!
Casual in sandals
Finally the best of the best is still a good ol’ pair of flat sandals! Mules, gladiators, strappy… Open shoes always work with maxi skirt.
Craving a folk look? Get your fringed sandals out. Rock? Black mules or studded sandals will do! Romantic? All hail pastel pink and straps that go around the ankle.