How to Wear a Maxi Skirt Without Looking Dated

Last year’s skirt of the summer was undoubtedly the button-front mini. Women everywhere tested out the flattering, ’70s-inspired trend with everything from graphic tees to bow blouses. This season, though we’re still seeing plenty of leg, we’ve also noticed a move toward longer hemlines—in particular, the maxi skirt.

In the past, we’ve struggled with the maxi skirt. Unless you’re slim and tall, wearing a full-length piece like this can be difficult to incorporate without it looking overbearing or unnatural. However, thanks to the rise in popularity of street style sites and fashion bloggers, our Rolodex of outfit ideas has increased tenfold. Because of this, we now have an entirely fresh set of ways to tackle the maxi.

See below for looks from insiders like Sarah Rutson and Pernille Teisbaek, and then shop our favorites right now!

WHO: Sarah Rutson

Style Tip: Snag a statement maxi skirt and wear an untucked white button-down on top. Add sneakers for good measure.

Style Tip: Wear a reworked white shirt with a gingham skirt for the ultimate summer ensemble.

WHO: Pernille Teisbaek

Style Tip: Lighten up a ribbed-knit skirt with a simple top and sneakers.

Style Tip: Keep it stylishly simple with a V-neck tee, belted skirt, and chunky sandals.

What to wear with maxi skirts


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WHO: Veronika Heilbrunner

Style Tip: Tuck a high-neck lace tank into a noir maxi skirt.

WHO: Jenny Walton

Style Tip: Team a full skirt with a lived-in top and printed scarf.

WHO: Gilda Ambrosio

Style Tip: Mix your prints, but stay in the same color families.

What to wear with maxi skirts


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WHO: Miroslava Duma

Style Tip: Dress down a sparkly skirt with a white T-shirt and denim jacket tied around the waist.

A simple slit skirt for day-to-night dressing.

A subtle way to try out the Victorian Western trend.

Accessorize a slim maxi skirt with slip-on mules.

Embrace the summer season in blue and white stripes.

You'll wear this well into fall and winter, too.

Want to show a little more leg? Check out our favorite midi skirts right now.

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