Maxi skirts are not only for a summer stroll in the park or for the stars to rock on the red carpet, it´s also for you to wear to the office. In wearing maxi skirts to work, stick to neutral colored, preferably beige, ivory or light-brown, pleated or straighter tube skirts. You need that uncut silhouette and a neat appearance without plenty of distracting prints.
Afterall, while you aim to rock this fashionable trend at work, you still want to look professional. Steer away from floral and oversized print maxi skirts. Also, avoid wearing black maxi skirt to work or you´ll appear like prepping for a big night mourn.
Don´t be afraid to wear a maxi skirt even if you´re short. And if you´re tall, learn how to style a maxi properly so that you don´t look like a walking plain curtain. These tips will help you dress up your maxi skirt for work.
Wear with a Blazer
The quickest way to achieve a professional look out of your maxi skirt is to wear with it a dark blazer over a dark fitted top. If you´re short, look for a maxi skirt that is not voluminous but instead, a straighter tube skirt, and opt for a cropped drape blazer. A crop jacket balances the length of your skirt making you look taller. Tuck your top to emphasize your waist or wear a belt. Rachel Bilson isn´t tall but she looked great in this maxi skirt outfit.
If you´re taller you can choose to wear a crop blazer or a longer jacket. If you choose the latter, make sure that your jacket fits close to your body in oder to minimize the volume.
Wear Your Print on Top
In order to distract the eye from all that fabric you´re wearing wearing your maxi skirt with an attention-grabbing printed top such as a cute polka dot, a smaller-scaled graphic or tiny floral. This direct the attention upwards, away from your maxi skirt. Tuck in your shirt to emphasize your waist.
Kirsten Dunst looked adorable and pretty in this formal outfit with a classic polka dot top and pleated maxi skirt.
Wear with a Classic Button-Down
Maxi Skirt $89, White Shirt £19.50
Women´s Satchel $227.50, High Heels $35.69
Look cozy and fresh in your maxi skirt like Dianna Agron by wearing with it a classic white button-down shirt, tucked in. Completely neutral from top to bottom, Diana went for dark-colored accessories such as a pair of black sunglasses, black clutch and black ankle boots. This idea is perfect to complemented you´re complete neutral combo.
You can also add a black jacket for a sleeker look, especially if you´re to wear to business meeting.
Have Your Say
So tell me Creative Fashionistas, which of the above looks with maxi skirt are you loving? How do you wear maxi skirts to work?