There is no denying that maxi length skirts are the "it" item in fashion this year. The trend shows no signs of stopping either, with designers featuring long skirts as part of their fall collections. The long hemline phenomenon is no real surprise to me, I have always loved the look of floor grazing skirts. Even the most petite frame can don a long skirt and look tall and lovely. Being really petite myself, I have found that the best silhouettes for a small frame are flowy, figure grazing and not overly long. Ideally the skirt length should hit at the ankle bone, it can be a little longer if heels are worn.
Today I took the Blogger's-Do-It-Better challenge to style a maxi length skirt. This is the third BDIB challenge that I have participated in and I have to send a big thanks to Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly for coming up with the challenges. They have proven to be a big jolt to my creativity. After reading the post for this month's challenge I ran to my closet to pull out maxi skirts to start working out some outfits. What did I find? One maxi skirt, just one, shut up! I only had one skirt of a trend that I happen to love, how is this possible. Well in any case, the maxi skirt I chose to wear for this post was a dress in it's past life, see it's DIY transformation here. I paired the skirt with a thrifted tank, a ton of jewelry (bought and borrowed) and some chunky heels for a wild look.
|Walking through the gardens, doesn't everyone dress like this to hang in their backyard.|
|Long skirts make me want to twirl around and curtsey. Wearing Indigo by Clarks mules.|
|Estee Lauder I am available for endorsement deals, just saying. Hmm I probably should be holding a puppy.|
|Red Flare by Orly polish on my nails. Ring was a craft fair find. Necklace and pin were gifts.|
|Cute kitty pin! Couldn't resist adding the pin since it tied in with the cat theme.|
|A gaggle of bangles, not for the faint of heart or those who need to be stealthy.|
|Old Chaps Croco Belt, from Kohl's.|
|A swoop of eyeliner completes the look. Almay liquid eyeliner pen in black.|
Have you bought any maxi-skirts this year? How do you style them?