5 Ways To Style A Maxi Skirt

5 ways to style a maxi skirtToday Kelli Murray is back to share 5 ways to style a maxi skirt! Maxi skirts are one of our favorite pieces to mix and match this season so we invited Kelli to share her styling magic with you! 

1B Bold1. Pairing a solid bold maxi with a brightly patterned top is sure to make a statement.  I finished the look with an oversized mens watch, a chain crossbody bag, and a side bun. This is something I would wear to a "not too fancy, not too casual" party (you know those ones!?)  Perhaps a baby or bridal shower.  I've found it's never a bad thing to be somewhere in between!

2B Casual2. For more of a casual everyday look, I like to pair a maxi skirt with a graphic tee.  I topped off the look with a homemade flower crown and feather satchel to give it just a touch of "boho".  I would wear this outfit to a picnic at the park or on a trip to the farmers market.

3B Rocker3. One thing I love to do with clothes is mix fabric types and textures.  And I love to pair something super feminine with something more edgy.  So I did that here with this outfit. This denim and leather jacket was the perfect contradiction to my lace maxi.  To give it some color, I added pops of neon in my accessories.  This could be a good look to wear to an art event or concert.

4BPolka dot4.  Probably the easiest way to style a maxi skirt is with your favorite blouse.  A black maxi is EXTREMELY versatile, so there are a lot of directions you can go in styling it.  I wore mine with my favorite polka dot blouse, black heels, vintage hat, and eyeglasses.  For a bit more color, you can always add a coordinating bag, as i did.  Fitting for a modest business meeting.

5B Skirt as a dress5.  The best thing about a maxi skirt with an elastic waistband, is that it can double as a dress! To define a waistline, it's best to wear it belted.  For a day look, I paired the dress with a loose knit cardi, an oversized mint tote, a floral head wrap and some sunnies.  I'm ready for lunch and shopping 🙂

Thanks so much Kelli! These styling ideas are wonderful. If you haven't read her 5 Ways to Style a White V-Neck Article, check it out. XOXO. 

  • Great post! The skirt with extra length is to die for die for pattern! Nice article!

  • I loved this post so much I drew 2 looks and featured it on my blog http://diarysketches.blogspot.co.il/2012/07/trending-now-maxi-skirts.html

  • awesome style really ! blue printed blouse is really looking nice with maxi skirt! I am sure this tips will help me and also
    other girls who want to be stylist!

  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this web page.

  • What gorgeous looks. I’m drooling.



  • Really great! I Have been trying to pull off the maxi skirt for ages but something is always not quite right. They make me look a lout more thick in the mid than usual, but a top like that might be just what I need. Thanks!

  • Just done a blog post very similar to this! Check out my ideas for styling, loving yours!


  • Love the bright and bold…!!!But also die for the jean jacket with the black sleeves!!!!

  • Love these outfit ideas! Maxi skirts are so loose and fun for summer. Thanks for the ideas!

  • Wow! I’ve never been a fan of long skirts (I’m more of a jean person) but these outfits look great! I love the “skirt to dress” idea, very creative. Almost makes me want to run out & buy one right now. Haha.


  • thanks for sharing!
    i’ve been wanting a maxi skirt for a while now,
    this post makes me want to go shopping! (;
    casual boho and polished & professional are my favorites!
    xo, cheyenne

  • I absolutely adore maxi skirts and dresses. Thanks for showing me how to wear one every day! XO


  • Thanks Rosanne! The shoes are by Jeffrey Campbell (99 Tie) and I bought them online at Solestruck!

  • Aww!

    Rachel Nicole @ Summer Breeze


  • by the feminine and edgy look you wear beautiful shoes where did you buy them and what are they called? xoxo with love

  • So cute, love maxi skirts & dresses.


  • the skirt turned to dress and feminine and edgy are my favorite looks! 🙂
    xo TJ

  • Where is that lace skirt from? A friend of mine had a very similar one, and I assumed it was vintage, but now I’m hoping I can find something like it. Thanks!

  • Fabulous! Casual Boho and Everyday Layers are my favourites! I always thought I’m a little on the short side, to be able to pull off maxi skirts, but I think I might give it a go this summer!

  • Laura – I got the jacket from Urban Outfitters and the skirt from Free People!

  • She did a great job – I love these looks!

    xo Jennifer


  • Where is the jacket and skirt/dress from from the feminine and edge outfit?? i have been looking for a jacket that was jean and had leather sleeves!!

  • great tips! i love maxi skirts!


  • Thank you for these great tips!!!


  • Anna & Anke –
    The first blue skirt is from Urban Outfitters.
    The lace Skirt is from Free People
    And the black skirt is from J.Crew (older)

  • I love all of your fashions/styles! They’re right in my niche. (:

  • The skirt to dress is my fave. I love doing that!

  • I love love love the cream lace skirt! The leather black shoes…well….all of the shoes really, but those are my favorite. Love these ideas but I’m very short and plump so not a good look for me but for other ladies…SO CUTE!

  • Ohh, exciting! I really wanted to buy a maxi dress for a while but was never sure how to wear it – these are some great inspirations!


  • love the skirt to dress idea! where can I find on e of these great skirts?

  • Adorei…
    Visite o meu blog http://www.tucafashion.blogspot.com.br/

  • Love the skirt like dress!


  • This post is fab! I love all the outfits. I just wish some of the garments revealed where they are from!

  • p.s. thanks for re-introducing me to Kelli’s blog! I meant to follow her after her v-neck feature!


  • My black maxi is dress is definitely becoming one of the most versatile pieces in my closet. I love pairing it with an oversized chambray, or a sheer lace top. Kelli’s graphic tee outfit is definitely going to be a go-to for summer!


  • The bright and bold is my favourite!


  • THANK YOU! I just bought a great black maxi skirt and couldn’t really decide how to wear it – this post was a great inspiration 🙂

  • I love the varying ways these maxis were styled! Thank you for the inspiration 🙂

  • Loving the style – I need to get me some maxi skirts pronto.

    I can feel a thrifting trip coming on!!


  • I’m really surprised that I found a maxi skirt I love (at 5 foot 2) but elasticated waistband means I can wear it as a high-waisted one! It has mini rocking-horses on. Love it 🙂 This post has made me want to get it out of the cupboard today…

  • Really pretty! I so want a maxi skirt this season.

  • I also love the images you put in here. They fit so well with what youre trying to say.I am sure you’ll reach so many people with what you’ve got to say.

  • Great inspiration! Maxi skirts look great on her! Look 3 and 4 are my favourties 😉


  • I’m wearing one right now, and it’s the first time I’m wearing it out and about, so it’s good to see some extra inspiration!

  • thanks for this. I never know how to style a maxi skirt right

    X, Annie

  • Maxi skirts are just the best and I love all of the versatility! I am preparing a post of different ways to style a maxi dress and it’s good to see other people are doing it too!



  • that lace maxi skirt is simply to die for!! how lovely all of these looks are! 🙂 <3

    XOXO Deanna


  • everyday layers — perfection! lovely post.
    xo! http://blog.tarapolly.com

  • Love the skirt to dress way so creative i need to try one day

  • Awesome post! I’m in love with maxi skirts lately.

    xO, vicky

  • Love the ‘Mix it Up’!(:
    Rawrs, Evey


  • My favorite has got to be wearing it as a tube dress, I love the midi length it creates!

  • love this post! esp. the last outfit!

  • Where is the best place to purchase maxi skirts?? I love each look-like LOVE it. And it makes me want to bleach my hair blonde and wear red lipstick. Everything seems to look better like that:)


  • I love maxis…given them up recently because the ones I love are long and drapey and not conducive to getting dragged in Seoul city dirt/kimchi/who knows what all day long!! But I loved the convert to dress idea, because at least I can still make em’ wearable for now!!

  • great idea!i am always at loss at what to wear with a maxi skirt!love the first look!

  • I have been completely obsessed with maxi skirts lately! This post is so great! I love all the styles!


  • I love all the looks, but really love the casual boho look! Great ideas, thank you!


  • Abby – There are tons of places you can find Maxi skirts! Some of my fave’s right now are from Free People and ASOS!

  • Love all of these looks! I’ll love to own a maxi skirt if I weren’t so short lol

  • I just love the maxi skirt! That must be the ultimate summer piece!

  • I love the blue oversized mint tote!! Where is it from??

  • I love these skirts. I am especially fond of the casual boho one and the polished and professional one (and what an adorable polka dot blouse!)


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