Okay, so the maxi skirt trend is hardly new—maxi skirts had a pretty major moment in the spotlight during the fall 2012 season—but the way that this trend has been reinterpreted for summer is decidedly different to what we have seen before. Gone are the cropped leather jackets and grungy sweaters that top tastemakers wore back then. And in their place, soft tees and simple tank tops—as seen on stylish stars like Gwen Stefani and Sophia Bush. In other words, the maxi skirt trend is spot-on for summer! On that note, click through to today’s Trend Report to discover how you can make this oh-so now look your very own! Read on!
Who is working this look?
While many a star is trying out this trend right now, we think four of the best looks come courtesy of Candice Swanepoel, Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lawrence, and Sophia Bush.
How are they styling the look?
All four of these ladies have given the trend their own personal, unique spin—whether that means adding a heavy dose of Californian cool, a la Gwen, or dressing it up with smart accessories the way Sophia Bush has done. The key is to make the look work for you. If you have a casual day planned, take tips from Candice and Jennifer by pairing your maxi skirt with a simple top, a chic handbag, and a pair of flats or platform sandals. This creates an outfit that isn’t over-the-top, but doesn’t feel lazy either. If you need something casual-yet-chic, take notes from Gwen and add a few jewelry pieces and a bright lip. Last, but certainly not least, if you need something dressy, Sophia is definitely a great source of inspiration. Add a smart blazer and statement accessories like a bright heel, a printed clutch, or both! A maxi skirt with a slit also adds a subtly sexy twist.
How can I make this look my own?
Lucky for you, there are plenty of options on the market right now—so shopping we go! Some of the best casual maxis include Theodora & Callum’s Coachella Tube Skirt ($245), Minkpink’s Angelina Maxi Skirt ($102), and Zara’s Long Pocket Skirt ($80). For those who do want a dressier option, we like Evil Twin’s By Way Of Isis Maxi Skirt($98), Warehouse’s Snake Print Maxi Skirt ($76), ASOS’s Maxi Skirt ($30), and BEC&BRIDGE’s Jungle Gardenia Maxi Skirt ($220).
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