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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How To Wear This Season's Maxi Skirt

The first step to wearing a maxi skirt is to pump yourself up—you can wear wear them (yes, even you shorties!), and they look awesome on you! Feeling better? Great. Now, comes the hard part—just how do you wear a maxi skirt? With the wrong blouse, shirt, or top, a maxi skirt can transform you into an Amish prairie-woman schoolteacher. But with the right styling tips, you can look effortlessly glamorous in this season's hottest separate. So, we present five tips on how to wear maxi skirts. Here's how to do it.

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Go Casual On Top—A maxi skirt is already over-the-top, so tone down the drama with a cropped sweatshirt.
Lover Pleated Maxi Skirt, $555, available at Net-a-Porter.

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Opt For Something Cropped—Cropped tops look chic with a high-waisted maxi skirt. A tied-up button-up look extra cute.
ASOS Side Split Maxi Skirt, $44.83, available at ASOS.

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Be Creative With Your Tops—Because maxi skirts are so long, you can get away with turning anything into a top, including tank dresses, other skirts, and one-piece bathing suits.
Theory Verlee Skirt, $295, available at Theory.

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Balance Out The Volume With...More Volume!—Who says you have to wear something tight on top if you've got a lotta skirt to work with? We love how a loose-fit blouse looks with a full skirt.
Suno Pleated Maxi Skirt, $805, available at Suno.

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Try Your Hand At Color-Blocking—A bold, slim skirt paired with a fitted tee can look like a dream. Hues in the same color family are fail-proof combos, but those with a wild streak can try out these quirky color combos.
Acne Pearl Maxi Skirt, $445.50, available at My Wardrobe.

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Tone Down Sheer With A Minidress—Here's an interesting styling tip for anyone who wants to wear the season's sheer skirt without getting cited for indecent exposure: A minidress is the perfect coverup! Just make sure it doesn't ride up throughout the day.
Free People Mesh Maxi Skirt, $98, available at Free People.

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