How Fashion Girls Are Wearing Their Maxi Skirts This Fall

Wait—don't pack away your favorite summertime maxi skirt just yet, because as it turns out, it's the perfect base of your new favorite fall outfit. Sure, a mini or midi skirt works just as well in the cooler months (it's all about layering with these warm-weather staples), but a maxi skirt offers just a bit more leg coverage for when the temperatures drop. Best of all, the full-length garment can be worn with every type of shoe (think white booties, sneakers, mules, or platforms), top, and jacket imaginable. It's the versatile staple your autumn wardrobe has been missing. Don't believe us? The proof is in the cool maxi skirt outfits we've rounded up below.

Have a lightweight silk maxi you've worn nonstop this summer and are just not ready to part ways with for the next six months? Pair it with an oversize wool knit and ankle boots to make it work throughout the cold-weather months. Of course, you can always slip into tights, as well, for additional coverage and warmth (and the good thing about the long garment is that hosiery stays fairly hidden underneath).

Ready to get your wardrobe wheels turning in terms of how you can work a maxi skirt into you autumn rotation? Ahead, see our favorite maxi skirt outfits, as seen on some of our go-to fashion girls, and then shop the best pieces available on the market right now with which to re-create the featured looks.


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We love a maxi skirt paired with the ultimate comfort shoes—a pair of sneakers.


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Wear your favorite oversize knit with a polka-dot maxi skirt this fall.


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Throw a blazer over a crisp white shirt to instantly elevate a simple maxi skirt ensemble.


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Classic white boots will always look great when paired with a long maxi skirt.


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Dress down a fancier black skirt with a plaid blouse and peep-toe booties.


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Start with a denim maxi skirt, and pair with a neutral sweater and matching heels.


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Tuck an oversize T-shirt into a maxi skirt. Throw a leather jacket (or a brown suede trench) when it gets too cold for bare arms this fall.


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Or, half-tuck your blazer into a checkered skirt for a super-cool outfit.


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Pair denim on denim with crisp white pieces for a clean, eye-catching look.


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Mix and match patterns.


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Pick a maxi skirt in a thicker fabric for those cool fall nights.


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Pair your maxi skirt with an oversize sweater in the same hue. Here, we love the monochrome green look and the contrast of the knit sweater and the flowy skirt.


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A simple black knit will pair nicely with every type of maxi skirt.

Next up, shop the 20 best long cardigans to pair with your maxi skirt this fall.

Eva Thomas