Summer Essential: Maxi Skirt

Maxi skirts are so. in. right. now.  Last summer was all about the maxi dress, but the number of full, floor-skimming skirts I’ve spotted around town and on celebrities (okay, mostly on celebrities) is steadily growing, and I’ve become more and more envious.

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Doesn’t Olivia Wilde look a-ma-zing in this olive skirt and a waist-cinching belt?  I love the color combo of the olive, tan and white with a bit of sparkle.  (I also love her arm candy and the scenery, but that’s another story).  She’s dressed up a maxi skirt for a film festival and looks stunning.

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Rachel Bilson, on the other hand, has taken the trend and dressed it down for a day out about town.  I love the bold pattern of this skirt, and am happy that she kept everything simple so that her outfit doesn’t overwhelm her.

Double Layered Jersey Maxi Skirt from Long Tall Sally

The thing that I’m most excited about with this trend is that I can actually participate for once!  Long Tall Sally has come to the rescue and made a maxi skirt in a nice neutral gray that’s actually long enough to skim the floor when I wear it with flats – so obviously I had to order one right away.  And at $69, the price was just right, too! This skirt is amazing – think of your most comfortable sweatpants being made into a skirt, and one that can be dressed up to boot!

Here’s how I’m wearing this season’s hottest trend:

Maxi Skirt Afternoon Stroll

 

Take a walk around the park on a bright summer afternoon in a pair of gladiators and a lace tank – don’t forget your hat to keep the sun off your face!

Casual Date Night Maxi Skirt

 

Adding some sparkles and a pair of wedges takes the skirt up to date night appropriate.  And don’t forget a light cardigan to battle that chilly summer air-conditioning!

I’m loving this trend… and just hoping it extends itself into the winter season!

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About Becca

Wife. Runner. Baker. Pretzel-maker. Hey, that rhymes!
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