Tips for How to Wear a Maxi Skirt from Springfield Style Experts

With local boutiques open once again, now is a great time to start shopping for the perfect spring and summer looks. Try a midi or maxi skirt this year with styling tips from Texas Soul Boutique, Country Lace Boutique and Apricot Lane.

By Briley Rakow

May 2020

Maxi skirt outfit idea
Photo by Brandon AlmsWedge sneakers, $40, Straw clutch, $18, and Black sunglasses, $16 all at Uptown Boutique. Crew neck tee, $25, and Snake print skirt, $27, both from Country Lace Boutique Purchase Photo

Do: Dress it Up

“I like to pair mine with a blazer over a silky camisole when I’m going out at night for a dressier look.”—Dalton Cohen, Texas Soul Boutique

Don’t: Think You’re Too Short

“For shorter people, like me, don’t turn away from maxi skirts. Try tying the bottom up in a knot so it doesn’t seem so long.”—Lacey Allison, Country Lace Boutique

Do: Make it Fun

“Pair your skirt with a fun graphic tee. This is a great option because it works with either plain or printed skirts.”—D.C.

Do: Embrace the French Tuck

“No matter what kind of shirt you wear with a maxi skirt, try tucking the front in to add some extra polish.”—Kylan Thompson, Apricot Lane Boutique 

Don’t: Stress About the Shoes

“The nice thing about midi and maxi length skirts is that you can dress them down for everyday looks by wearing them with an easy, cool pair of sneakers.”—D.C.

Do: Add a Pattern

“Try mixing and matching different prints in your look. If your skirt has a busier print, find a more subdued printed top to pair it with.”—K.T.

Don’t: Be Afraid to Layer

“If I have a plain skirt, I love layering a tank top or tee with a printed kimono or a spring cardigan to add some flair.”—L.A.

Do: Mix Up Your Shoe Choice

“Sometimes, I like to pair my midi skirts with a chunky boot or heel as a statement piece in my outfit.”—K.T.

Don’t: Stay Neutral 

“If you’re rocking a simple or neutral skirt, add a printed handbag in to introduce some color to the outfit.”—D.C.

Do: Rock a Knot 

“One of my favorite ways to style midi skirts is with a knotted tee and plain sneakers for a more casual look.”—L.A.

Do: Mind the Weather  

“Pair your maxi skirts with a breezy, lacy camisole to have a cute outfit without getting too hot outside.”—K.T.

Don’t: Hide from Height 

“Try wearing your maxi skirts with a cute pair of booties or a heeled sneaker to add some height while not taking away from the look.”—L.A.