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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Summer Wardrobe Staple: The Maxi Skirt

I haven't talked about maxi skirts on the blog before, and yet it's a style I wear all through the summer and they never seem to go out of fashion. Not only are they flattering for most shapes and sizes, they are incredibly versatile and can take you from the office to a dinner date or even to the beach. Style wise, the maxi skirt is feminine and effortless and looks best paired with a simple tee and flats. Add a little denim jacket for daytime or a blazer for a smarter evening look.

I prefer jersey versions during the day - my favourite is this black and ecru striped one from Great Plains at Yard, which I bought last year. I have worn it to death and washed and washed it and it still looks perfect. Here I am wearing it to work last week with a long sleeved black tee from Zara (available here) and silver pointy slingbacks from Next (available here).

And for the beach I swapped the shoes for my Birkenstocks, which I bought on Amazon, and a yellow linen tee from Zara (available here)

Great Plains aren't doing a stripey one this year but this one is a similar style, and currently reduced to £24.50 from £35

Great Plains Spindle Jersey Maxi Skirt

If you did want a stripey one, New Look has a similar version to mine, with the addition of a side split:

New Look Apricot Monochrome Side Split Maxi £21

And another jersey striped option from Matalan, in navy and cream, for only £12:

Matalan Jersey Stripe Maxi

New Look always has a huge choice of maxi skirts, and currently has some great jersey options at fantastic prices. Love the colour of this one below, reduced to £12.99 from £17.99:

New Look Red Jersey Belted Maxi

It also comes in a stunning cobalt blue:

New Look Blue Belted Maxi

If you prefer a straighter style, this one from Hush is a chic option:

Hush Maxi Tube Skirt £40

For evenings, especially on holiday, I prefer a more floaty maxi in chiffon such as this striking one from Topshop:

Topshop Lime Chiffon Maxi Skirt £40

There are also some gorgeous pleated chiffon maxi skirts at Dorothy Perkins in this season's pastel colours. The lilac one below also comes in mint green and pale pink:

Dorothy Perkins Lilac Pleat Georgette Maxi Skirt £35

And a stunning pale blue version from Zara, reduced to £19.99 from £25.99:

Zara Maxi Skirt

So do you wear maxi skirts and what is your favourite way of styling them?

As always I love reading your comments and try to respond to them all!

Abbi x


  1. Your maxi looks gorgeous Abbie and I adore the beach look x

  2. Love the striped Matalan skirt....will have to take a closer look at that! I'm not very good with skirts but I am aiming to get better! Great inspiration xx

  3. You suit a maxi Abbi, it's a style I have't tried will have a look at New Look, for inspiration.
    Sue x

  4. I love a good maxi-skirt and yet haven't worn mine (yet) this year. You look gorgeous and you have come up with some stunning ones to consider x

  5. I love maxi skirts but I have yet to find the right one for me. I love your' choices and I love your' skirt on you. H x

  6. I love your striped maxi & (I've just ordered the spindle maxi in the sale). I've also got a few plain cheap & cheerful ones from H&M which have been great for taking on holiday. Love the yellow tee with your skirt, looks fab! x

    1. You must post a pic of you in it! It's such a fab skirt and amazing price in the sale!
      A x

  7. Great round up of maxi skirts Abbi - I really love mine (as you've probably guessed!) and wear it loads during the summer. Was thinking about the Matalan striped one so it's great to see how you've styled yours. Ax

  8. Agh...I love the Hush one & have been after a grey tube one forever! I wish I hadn't seen it as next months budget might be blown on one skirt Abbi! xx