Maxi Skirt Mayhem

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As part of my school’s dress code, we have to wear maxi skirts once a month…I don’t know about you, but a maxi skirt isn’t generally something I reach for. That doesn’t mean I don’t like them, they’re just not my first pick, and I’m very picky about the ones I do like. So with that in mind, I thought I would round up ALL of my past posts with maxi skirts for a little inspiration (I thought there would be more, but there only ended up being five!).

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I actually do love maxis for the summer—they’re so airy and comfortable. They also make great travel wear! One of my favorite ways to wear them is with a simple camisole/tank top and dainty jewelry. For school though, a cute military jacket or anorak would work to cover those shoulders (modest is hottest, as we know).

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Even if I did just LOVE maxi skirts…ones that fit are kind of hard to find. Maybe it’s because I’m short? I’m not that short though…Plus I just don’t like a lot of the ones they have in store. Lots of times they have really loud, unflattering prints and feel like t-shirts. I prefer a little more structured fabric for my skirts and pants—cotton shows everything!

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To me, maxis seem more of a summer thing because I always wear sandals with them. But in the winter?? It’s kind of hard to find cute shoes that match without looking like a religious person or someone from the 1800s. That’s why I stick with sassy little booties! Anything with some edge—like a block heel, studs, or interesting fabric—will spice up the look and keep you modern. Plus, I always stay away from black maxi skirts! They verge too close to nun status.

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Last year I tried wearing a sweater with a heavier knit maxi, and I really loved the result! I will definitely have to do it again this year. If you try this look, I recommend using a thinner sweater so that it doesn’t create bulk when you tuck it in. And yes—you have to tuck that sweater in, or at least a half tuck! Doing so will make your legs look really long and give you more of a shape by hiking the skirt up to your natural waist.

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What about you?! Do you wear/like maxi skirts? Which outfit was your favorite? I’d love to know. 🙂 Have a great Wednesday!

 

Miles of smiles,

Grace

 

You can check out all of the original posts for these outfits here, here, here, here, and here.

4 thoughts on “Maxi Skirt Mayhem

  1. jaimieweb September 6, 2017 / 3:09 PM

    I love maxi skirts but I always have a hard time finding them. Where do you buy yours? Also, I agree they are more of a summer/spring thing.

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    • Graceful Rags September 6, 2017 / 8:14 PM

      The black and white striped one is from Hope Ave, the blue striped one is from Dress Barn, and the grey one is from Nordstrom Rack. Thanks for stopping by Jaimie!!

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