I'm Convinced This Will Be *the* Must-Buy Basic for Spring

I’ve said before and I’ll say it again—I love investing in great basics. Truly the backbone of my wardrobe, versatile basics are pieces I wear again and again and last much longer than just one season. While my closet is lined with plenty of great tees, blazers, and denim, there’s a new must-own basic popping up recently that I don’t own (but need to): maxi skirts. The trend has been gaining traction on the runways at brands including Jacquemus, Christopher Esber, and Fendi. And now, they’re starting to pop up on fashion insiders.

While the trend might seem a little tricky to style—to me at least—I noticed a handful of helpful outfit formulas that makes wearing one a breeze. A favorite trick from the runways? Add a crop top and heels or boots. The fashion set has also been experimenting with adding cool cardigans and midriff-baring cropped jackets to their outfits. For more inspiration on how to wear the maxi skirt trend, keep scrolling.

Maxi skirt trend


Courtesy of Christopher Esber; Courtesy of Jacquemus; Courtesy of Fendi

On the runways, we've been seeing the maxi skirt trend styled with beautiful tonal looks and midriff-baring crop tops. Here, see how designers are inspiring me to wear the cool skirt silhoette.

Maxi skirt trend: Christopher Esber


Courtesy of Christopher Esber

Christopher Esber is truly the master of cool midriff floss. This is truly a dream look.

Maxi skirt trend: Jacquemus


Courtesy of Jacquemus

Another great way to style the maxi skirt with midriff floss. A great crop top is key.

Maxi skirt trend: Fendi


Courtesy of Fendi

Adding a cool set of arm warmers is a no-brainer.

Maxi skirt trend: Jacquemus


Courtesy of Jacquemus

I love the idea of wearing earthy shades like the ones spotted in the Jacquemus show.

The fashion set has been quick to adopt maxi skirts into their wardrobes and their outfits prove just how chic and versatile they are. Whether paired with a matching top, a sleek cardigan, or a cropped jacket, there are endless ways to style them.

Cardigans are another great basic that go with just about anything. Bonus points for a directional shape.

Another case where the cool cardigan just works.

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with a matching set.

Go for a cool print that you can wear head-to-toe.

One of my favorite maxi skirt outfit trends for spring? Adding a micro cropped shirt.

A neutral top is a great way to balance out a printed skirt.

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