How To Style A Black Maxi Skirt (4 Ways!)

A friend of mine recently asked me how to style a black maxi skirt.  She had just purchased one from  Splendid, which is a great brand for knit basics. They are cut well and made of the softest of cotton blends. Sometimes I find it hard to splurge on simple basics, (but I can get one for $15 at Target!), but when they are in such heavy rotation in your closet, it is worth it to buy a higher quality item. 

A black maxi can really go with anything you please.  It is just like a pair of great denim-you can get away with wearing it often, and pretty much anything you grab for on top will go! Here are a few of my favorite ways to style a black maxi skirt:

Vintage Tee:
I love the casual look of pairing a loose vintage tee with a black maxi.  Of course vintage in this case doesn't have to be truly vintage-they sell all sorts of vintage inspired tees in stores now.  It really just means a softer, looser fitting tee, maybe with some sort of graphic, like I used here, or even just a solid. I am particularly fond of vintage band tees. They are so fun. Pair it with some casual sandals for easy weekend wear.

Denim Top:
Denim on top is a no-fail way to go.  I chose this great sleeveless chambray, but you could switch it out for a denim vest, denim jacket, long sleeve chambray-the possibilities are endless!

Tank + Belt:
To get the look of a maxi dress, simply pair your skirt with the same color top! I used a tank here, and belted it to give definition at the waist.  This is a great look for a summer evening out.  A white, colored or striped tank is also a great way to go.

Lace Top:
For another casual way to wear the skirt, a lace top adds texture and interest.  There are so many great variations on a lace top out there right now-you can get them in a peplum shape, in a tank, ones with more structure, ones that are loose.  Pick your fave and go!  

I mentioned I go a bit boho in the warmer months, and all of these looks definitely have that vibe.  You can use accessories to take it more in the direction you want-pair with items like pearl earrings, red lips and a structured bag for a classic look.  A bold colored bag and chunky jewels read bohemian.  

What are your favorite ways to wear a maxi skirt?

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