How to wear a maxi skirt

Q. I’ve been seeing a lot of maxi skirts in stores. Other than a t-shirt or tank top, what can I wear with a long skirt? And can I wear one to work?

A. The maxi skirt is indeed a big trend this season and it can be far more versatile than you might think. Of course, the boho look with a tank top or t-shirt and sandals is a great summer casual look, but there are many other ways to wear a long skirt.

For a dressier look that can be worn to work or for an evening out, try pairing your maxi with a fitted blazer, cropped jacket, or a pretty blouse. The blouse can be tucked in to the skirt, or you can try a peplum blouse that nips in at the waist and flairs slightly at the hips like the second look from the left below. Chunky high heel sandals or platform wedges are ideal shoe choices.

For a more casual look, try wearing a denim jacket or vest, chambray button down, or a blousy tank top or t-shirt. Shoes can be anything from espadrilles and wedge sandals to flat sandals.

Check out the looks below for work appropriate (the first three looks) and casual (the two on the right) styling ideas:

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