Maxi Skirt Lookbook








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.

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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:

Topshop Turquoise Pleated Maxi

Topshop has a great assortment of maxi skirts and in a variety of colors.  This red one which is shirred rather than pleated is also a great option.  

Forever 21 Ikat Maxi Skirt

I have this Maxi skirt and love it.  I’ll be doing a different lookbook in the future with it! Love that this skirt can transition into the fall with a brown belt, brown boots, cute tee and a fitted jacket.   

Nordstrom Maxi Skirt

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.  

Swell Maxi Dress

What a great color and price at $64!

Aqua Tie Dye Maxi Dress

For my new readers, hope you enjoy my postings and feel free to give me any feedback!  Thank you to my sister at I am Style-ish for being so supportive and introducing me to her loyal and great readers!



  1. chibi
    July 18, 2011 / 1:53 am

    This outfit looks amazing on you. I have been looking for a maxi dress. Maybe I will look for a maxi skirt instead.

  2. divina
    July 18, 2011 / 2:34 am

    I totally love your outfit. That maxi skirt is just beautiful on you. Love your shoes as well.Divina

  3. Make Mommy Chic
    July 18, 2011 / 2:36 am

    Hi, one of the only things missing in my closet is a maxidress, and you've inspired me to go try some on. As usual, you look great! And your lashes are gorgeous! Thanks for the post :)

  4. Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    July 18, 2011 / 3:01 am

    Jen, you look AMAZING!!!! How tall are you? I assumed you were a petite (since your sis is) and you look SUPER tall! Absolutely stunning! I'm so loving that first turquoise pleated skirt you posted…drool!

  5. Vasu
    July 18, 2011 / 9:05 am

    beautiful pictures, the skirt is so pretty, love the colour. I love love the earrings

  6. Still Blonde after all these YEARS
    July 18, 2011 / 1:12 pm

    Okay, hands down favorite so far. After looking at your other outfit posts, I am convinced its you that makes all the clothes look so good, not the other way around!Glad to see you in the Challenge. Hope to see you at more challenges and at my blog. Come and see how a over 45 year old wears the Maxi Look yet again! (I have been through this trend before!) The Chief Blonde!

  7. JustPatience
    July 18, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    Love the stripe skirt! I have a similar lookbook post here:

  8. L
    July 18, 2011 / 3:55 pm

    This is how a maxi skirt should be worn! It should make you look tall, slender, and refined. Great job, you look awesome!

  9. CessOviedo
    July 18, 2011 / 4:22 pm

    Great tips! You rocked the maxi, loved the shoes!Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  10. Theo Theroux
    July 18, 2011 / 4:29 pm

    Wow, that outfit really compliments your shape, your legs go on forever!

  11. thekellytang
    July 18, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    That maxi skirt is amazing, it combines three trends that I love the maxi length, the stripes and the navy color! I Adore it! <3 Kelly

  12. Kheushla
    July 18, 2011 / 11:48 pm

    Wow, I love your maxi skirt and the shoes are adorable. I have a maxi dress I got from J Crew that looks similar. Too cute!!

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