How to Work a Maxi

Styling tips - Maxi

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Whether we’re talking about Maxi skirts or Maxi dresses, we must admit that we absolutely adore them all. After all, they’re comfortable, feminine, and effortlessly chic – so why wouldn’t we?

That said, the top two reasons why Maxis are one of our favorites fashion staples are that they are flattering on all body types and they’re super versatile!

With a huge array of designs and prints available, the floor length Maxi is so flattering that it’s often the go-to maternity pick for moms and moms-to-be alike as it allows them to stay stylish without having to sacrifice an ounce of comfort.

Maxis are also the *perfect* choice for those of us who crave for outfits that effortlessly go from day to night. As you can see on the photo above, by replacing just a few accessories, you can  transform a Maxi from a casual look to a professional one and vice versa in a snap.

If you are unsure and/or curious as to how one can work a Maxi to transition from one season to another with style – don’t fret, we’re here to help!  Check out our tips below on how you can do so fabulously!


Spring/ Summer: 

  • For an effortless summer look, pair a tee with your brightly hued maxi. Tie the tee right your waist and complete the look by adding some summer inspired accessories!
  • Maxi skirts and dresses looks great with a crop top. You can choose to wear it higher on your waist so you show very little skin, or wear it lower to bare your stomach.
  • Go for a bohemian look by pairing your Maxi with a loose, off-the-shoulder tee.
  • A fan of the contrasting feminine and rock and roll combo? Pair a pastel/ feminine hued maxi with combat boots and top it with a leather jacket!
  • For a the perfect spring outfit, pair a floral maxi with a basic tee, and layer with a cardigan.
  • Dress up your Maxi for work and/or a night out by wearing it with a button-down shirt and heels.
  • For a casual chic look, pair a denim shirt tucked into a maxi skirt. Cinch the waist in with a thin belt to accentuate your waist.
  • If you plan to hit the beach or catch a music festival, wear your maxi skirt to a festival or to the beach, and protect the bottom by tying it into a cute knot.
  • If you love wearing hats, adding a fedora to your Maxi outfit instantly makes it “scream” Summer!
  • When it comes to shoes, you can’t go wrong with flats – from gladiator sandals to ballet flats, they all make the perfect pair for a stunning spring/summer Maxi outfit.

Styling Maxi dresses - Spring/Summer

With a wide array of designs, prints and colors, Maxis are the perfect go-to pieces for the spring & summer


  • Though bright colored maxis suit the warmer season, opt to wear Maxi in darker shades such hunter green, grey, purple, brown, and black for fall & winter.
  • Depending on the temperature, add layers to your Maxi with a chunky sweater, a cropped peacoat or a leather jacket.
  • For an effortless yet sophisticated work appropriate look, top your pleated maxi with a fitted blazer over a solid color tee.
  • Pair a simple maxi skirt with a long sleeved shirt and a scarf makes a great look for both fall and winter (PS: for added warmth and style, add a hat – wool floppy hats are the best picks).
  • Layer necklaces of different lengths (don’t forget the bracelets and rings too!) to add some “pizzaz” to an otherwise plain outfit.
  • To keep your feet warm and toasty, pair your Maxi with an ankle length booties.

Styling Maxi Dresses - Fall

  Simply throw on a layer or two on top of your Maxi to effortlessly transform it to a stylish outfit that keeps you warm & toasty

Last but not least, if you are on the hunt of the perfect Maxi that you can wear over and over regardless of the season then a solid black Maxi would be it. From day to night to casual or professional, this amazing dress can be styled a million different ways. Check out below for 8 great ideas on how you can style a black jersey Maxi – it may just urge you to get one – even if you already own one! 🙂

Styling black Maxis

Looking to get a Maxi? You can’t go wrong with the oh so versatile solid black!  

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