Maxis are back in FULL FORCE this spring and summer. They are truly meaning business with these long hems this year, everything is long from the skirts to the jeans. I like both long and short skirts and I love long, wide jeans so I am embracing this seasons longness with open arms. Since we know long will be back in again next year or at latest2 years from now (maxis have actually never left the racks since like ’05 if you want to get technical about it) it is wise to invest in a quality maxi skirt and dress. In a color of your hearts desire, since you are the one who has to wear it. As a stylist I try to push people to try new colors but at the end of the day, if you are uncomfortable, it will show. So if you like black then wear black, I know I do and besides is there a better color to have a classic piece in? I don’t think so.
The maxi skirt is like a best friend comforting, forgiving and sees no faults. Anyone can rock a maxi skirt, anyone. Just watch the cut and the fabric, if you buy a cheap maxi just for the season, buy a size up. Cheap material clings and is totally unforgiving even on the slimmest of people. If you are carrying some weight around the thighs and hips, look for a cut that ‘flares’ out from the waist as it falls not just clings straight down. As for rocking the maxi, the possibilities are ENDLESS. I love the look of a white tank tucked into a maxi worn low on the hips, with a fitted jean jacket, sexy flat sandals and a big, killer bag. Add a nice long necklace and some bangles, top with killer shades. Instantly fresh weekend outfit. Or dress it up with heels or heeled boots, wear the skirt up a bit higher around your waist, tuck a black tank into the skirt, separate with a killer belt and throw on a vegan leather vest or jacket. Add chunky bracelets and a fab necklace.
Here Are 5 Maxis Under $65.
Express Maxi Skirt. $50.
Micro Jersey Tiered Maxi Skirt By Michael Stars. $88 On Sale For $32.50.
Forever 21 Maxi Skirt.$20.
BCBG Maxi Skirt. $64.
H&M Maxi Skirt. $20.