20 Outfits That Look Best With a Black Maxi Skirt

For all those wardrobe essentials that begin to feel dull over time and after so many wears, what you need is a fresh dose of style inspiration to breathe new life into your collection. Today we’re highlighting all the cool ways to style your favorite black maxi skirt. Practical, chic, and timeless, a black maxi skirt can immediately elevate any outfit—if you know how to style it. That's why we've put together 20 outfits that will show you the easiest and most on-trend ways to wear your favorite black maxi skirt. From subtle looks to pure standouts, the versatility and pairings are endless.

Whether you're looking for a warm-weather look or want to stay bundled in the winter, your maxi skirt is the perfect piece to wear year-round. We've got plenty of black maxi skirt outfit inspiration for all seasons below for you that will help you refresh this wardrobe essential.

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Pretty velvet and tube socks are certainly an unexpected match, but we’re kind of into it. The contrast of the white socks with the rest of the dark outfit creates an edgier look.

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All-black toughens up a pretty, tiered skirt. Pairing boots with a longer skirt is the easiest way to add a rugged look to your typically soft outfit.

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Let a pair of statement-making boots steal the show. The contrast with the black skirt is the perfect way to stand out.

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Suede booties and a furry bomber make this simple skirt an incredibly cool choice. The black skirt allows the other pieces in the outfit to speak for themselves.

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Let a patterned tight peek out of the side slit in your long skirt. This is also ideal for colder weather.

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We’re loving leather skirts this time of year. Try a maxi with a cozy shearling jacket to give it that extra edge.

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The winter-ready way to try the ubiquitous naked trend: a sheer maxi skirt over skinny jeans. Adding the jeans makes the outfit unique, as well.

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Take it from Veronika Heilbrunner, the queen of all things cool. The tomboy-chic way to wear a longer skirt involves hiking boots and a duster jacket.

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A tailored blazer adds shape to an otherwise flowy skirt. Pair this with a pair of sweet shoes for the ultimate elevated look.

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This is how to keep wearing your favorite crop tops when it’s no longer summer: Layer them over thin knit tops with a pretty skirt.

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Give off chic Parisian vibes in a long coat, a beret, and mules. Because you know we can't get enough of French-girl style.

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Flat sneakers complement this long skirt in the cutest way. Plus, they're super comfortable.

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We love all things Eva Chen, and while this is not a maxi skirt, we adore this hardware-embellished midi with a pair of plain black heels.

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Swap out your black jeans for a midi skirt and keep it classic—you can’t go wrong with a white T-shirt and pretty flats.

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Tuck in your shirt to a high-waisted skirt to add length to your lower half. This way you won't be swallowed up by an oversize look.

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A boxy cropped jacket is the coolest addition to a simple black skirt. Pair it with a pair of sandals and you've got the perfect laid-back look.

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Olivia Palermo effortlessly mixes prints and ties it all together with a bold belt. You're guaranteed to stand out in this.

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Patent leather is the must-try material of the season. All you need to add to your look is a pair of ankle boots.

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A woven tote and sandals make this skirt vacation-ready. Put on that out-of-office notification stat.

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For a more polished look, a crisp button-down and simple clutch do the trick.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. Up next, shop the wrap skirts that will instantly elevate any look.