Friday, November 19, 2010

MAXI-mize Your Skirt Options

I have a new found love of maxi skirts. I have always liked the Rick Owens-inspired look, but being a tall gal means that most skirts end at awkwardly short lengths on me, so I wrote them off and decided to forget them. I did a great job forgetting until I found a long skirt in basic black knit that is the perfect length! Like a breath of fresh fashion air, I have been introduced to a very versatile wardrobe addition. I had previously sequestered the long skirt in the "summer" category of my brain- only to be paired with sandals on the beach. Now I see that it can be a cute alternative to jeans for running errands and love it with short boots and a leather jacket for colder weather (I posted a similar look here).

The way I see it, there are three ways to go maxi:

Simple and Cozy:
The Tumbler Maxi Skirt in Black at Anthropologie (I like that this one can be worn low across the hips, but would also look nice as a high-waisted option-- perfect for looking trim when you are layering up!)

A Bit 'o' Pizazz:
Lace Maxi Skirt at Forever21 (a super girly take that could be made a little goth or a little boho-romantic, a la Stevie Nicks)

All Out Glamorous:

Chie Printed Silk-Satin Maxi Skirt by Erdem (This one is like a wearable painting that you could dress down for dinner with flat sandals and a simple tank or dress up for a formal occasion or party...Love the colors!)

Given the choice- and unlimited budget- what would you choose the comfy options, glamourous ones, or somewhere in between? Are you going to be rockin' a maxi this winter?


  1. I love the Erdem skirt. I just ordered a Rachel Pally maxi skirt after much deliberation--this post gives me confidence that it'll actually be wearable once it arrives!

  2. Love the first one. I don't have any of these yet, but might have to give it a try.

    Happy Friday!

  3. I love a good maxi. They look cute and keep you toasty in the winter. Love the lace option! xo style, she wrote

  4. I'll be making a sheer maxi skirt soon! I'm so excited.

    xx Love & Aloha

  5. can I just tell you how excited I am that you blog?

  6. you read my mind...i was just waxing poetic on stevie nicks yesterday. that second option makes me want to go bust out the fleetwood make and sway around the livingroom!!

  7. Waiting for your new post girl. Happy Monday to you.