How to Style Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts are a huge summer trend. This week I’m wearing a bright skirt from LOFT. We shot the photos by the waterfront in Brooklyn. The breeze really gave us a lot to work with as we tied to capture the movement of the skirt.

You probably have embraced the maxi dress trend–it’s an easy one to wear and style. Skirts can be just as comfortable and look great on a lot of different figures.

How to Style Maxi Skirts

Maxi skirts work best with simple fitted tops. You’ve got to balance the volume of the bottom with a top that comes close to the body otherwise you’ll look like a big sheet. Tents aren’t chic.

Of course white works and I picked a simple tee from Splendid. I played with the jewelry a bit. The two pieces are also from LOFT (I’m participating in the LOFT GIRLS program so I get and insiders look into the fashions–love it!). Click here to see LOFT’s collection online–note the stores carry some exclusives–these wooden pieces aren’t online.

Wrapping things up, the bag is from Kate Spade ($278). It also has a shoulder strap. The beachy weave is a nice touch for summer. And on my feet? Gold sandals (three years old) from Tory Burch that never seem to go out of style!

How to Style Maxi Skirts

And don’t forget–your toes are an accessory too! I picked a nice orange coral color to work back to everything in this outfit.

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  • I LOVE maxis! You picked a gorgeous skirt! I love it with the simple tee and bold necklace.

    • Everything from LOFT is a steal–had so much fun putting this together.

  • Love the skirt and those fabulous sandals!

    • Thanks K–nothing like a great pair of sandals.

  • Jennifer

    Love maxi skirts as they are the perfect piece to dress up (with heels and statement jewelry) or dress down to travel or run errands (sandals and tees). Love this bright orange and it’s a great way to color if you don’t want to wear it near your face. Looks GREAT!

    • Thank you–they are so cool and breezy.

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  • Stefanie

    Been having trouble finding a maxi dress that doesn’t look like a tent on me-you’ve inspired me to look into grabbing a maxi skirt instead! LOVE the color.

    • Oh, so glad I could inspire you.

  • We’re maxi-ing today! I love your skirt, it’s so gorgeous on you Nicole!

  • Oh my goodness, I love your jewelry. I so wish it was available on line! You look absolutely fabulous in this outfit. So very chic and put together perfectly.

    • Thanks Debbi, I agree LOFT should put everything online.

  • Gorg! Love the orange and that clutch is just perfect for summer!

  • I love this look. Very Chic and you’ve put together in a simple and effortless way.

    • Thanks Christine. It’s perfect for a steamy day.

  • Love the bright orange skirt. I also love loft!

    • Oh when you combine the fashion and the prices it’s hard to top LOFT.

  • Melissa Ventura

    Love the bright color of the skirt and it looks awesome paired with a simple white tee 😉

    • White tees are a must.

  • Allison

    I just love Loft ….the skirt and you baubles!

  • Ann

    Good Evening,

    You look great in these photos. Question, how tall are you. I keep seeing the last of the maxi’s in the loft. I am only 5’3 so maybe I am too short.

    Well let me know.


    • This skirt is a 4 and I am 5′ 7″. I am guessing you would have to shorten it. Maybe worth it if you buy sale, what you save you can put towards alterations.

  • Johanna

    looking so very chic! i just picked up a on of Splendid white t shirts. I am planning on wearing a lot of statement jewlery this Summer with lots of basic white!

  • I’ve had my eye on this skirt. It looks gorgeous on you! I love it paired with a t-shirt. Great accessories too. I’m pinning this look now! Thank you

  • I love the maxi, it is such a great color and the photos are fabulous as usual.

  • Let’s face it – you could make a burlap sack look stylish. Fortunately, you didn’t need to resort to such measures for this fabulous photo shoot. You look amazing, as always. You’ve inspired me to head into Loft and pick up some post-baby summer duds!

    • You looked amazing when I saw you post baby! Love the burlap comment. Made my night.

  • Oooh, Nicole, that bright orange is absolutely gorgeous!! I love how you kept it simple with the white tee.

    • I don’t like my fashion complicated! Men yes, fashion no.

  • Hazel Rojas

    Love your style, simple and classy at the same time. Love LOFT too !!! Thansks for the inspiration. Regards

    • Thank you for swinging by!

  • you should be wearing orange on the regular lady..looks AMAZING on you. Love the entire look…that maxi (I am officially obsessed).
    Hope you and yours had a lovely Memorial Weekend.

    • Note to self…wear more orange!

  • Such yummy colors! It makes me want to eat fruit right now! 🙂

  • LOVE this look. I have never been able to pull off the maxi skirt, something about the way the waist is and then a shirt over it, I dunno, it just does nothing for me. You look great!

  • I love the maxi skirt on my pumpkin. I can’t wear slim fitting tops so I’m sure this look isn’t for me but I love the look on others!