Maxi Skirts Are Tricky to Style—8 Outfit Ideas That Make it So Easy

Is it just us, or are maxi skirts really hard to style? In theory, covering the whole bottom half of your body in a plethora of fabric would be a breeze, but then you remember that you need a top and shoes to go with it, and that’s often where we end up getting stuck. As usual, when we need fresh outfit inspiration, we turn to our beloved Instagram feed, and a few scrolls later we’ve been unsurprisingly provided with just the maxi skirt outfit ideas we were hoping for. 

One glance at the outfit ideas ahead will have you wondering why you ever struggled with styling the item in the first place. And don’t worry: These outfits are actually cool—we’re talking matching sets, sneakers, layered tops, and more. Are you ready to conquer this skirt style once and for all? Well, keep scrolling to see the maxi skirt outfits we’re loving right now.

Just because a skirt can be a standout piece, doesn’t mean you can’t layer elsewhere and make things interesting.

You really can’t go wrong with a floral maxi skirt. They will always be around.

If you don’t want the skirt to be 100% covering, try out a slit for an even breezier look.

Who said skirts had to pair with sandals? Incorporate sneakers for a fun and comfortable ensemble.

While we love poplin and silk skirts, a linen one is an ultimate way to keep yourself feeling good.

What did we say? Layering looks so good on a skirt, even if it’s done in an edgier style.

Fall is coming soon! Time to layer sweaters over our slop skirts instead of t-shirts and button-downs.

If you’re worried about how a maxi skirt will look on you since it’s a lot of fabric, go for a full neutral look with cut-outs mixed in.

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