I love the return of the maxi length skirt and dresses! From the fitted to the flowy pleated maxi skirt, I believe everyone can pull off this maxi length. My top 3 tips for this trend:
1) Be careful with proportions and give yourself some shape. Don't pair a flowy bohemian skirt with a flowy top, this will make you look wider and at times shorter. A simple tank or fitted t-shirt tucked into the skirt will give emphasis to the fabulous skirt you have on. In addition, pairing it with a cinched belt will give you a great shape at the waist and balance out the silhouette. My maxi skirt was fitted so I paired it with a shorter silk top to give my outfit a feeling of lightness. The white silk material helps balance out the stripe pattern in my skirt.
2) Go the length. I love the longer lengths as I have a longer torso and legs and prefer my skirts to hit the ground or close to. If you are shorter, pull out some cute wedges to pair with your skirt and wear fabric such as silk, jersey, or something lightweight that gives you movement. If you like to wear flats, be sure to mind your proportions as noted above. If you find that floor length is not practical or pain to walk around with, a skirt a couple inches above your ankle looks great with wedges too. This gives you height and bares some skin on the bottom so that your bottom half doesn't look cut short.
3) If a skirt is hard for you to pull off, a maxi dress is super easy to wear . Pair with some great accessories and you'll be ready to go. For those needing layers, a cropped jean jacket or a bright pashmina scarf would be perfect.
pic from glamour.com
Loving these two outfit pairings, glamorous yet easy. My top and striped maxi skirt was purchased from Intermix, my shoes are from Tommy Hilfiger (from my days of working there) and my ruby necklace was purchased in Thailand during our honeymoon.
Some maxi items I am loving right now for under $100:
This is similar to my maxi skirt and the bias stripe in the center front is great for those who hate wearing horizontal stripes. Casual and comfy, this would also look great with an open weave shorter white or grey sweater.