Shop our pick of the best maxi skirts for effortless style this season...
Maxi skirts have long been a summer wardrobe staple, but don’t be fooled into thinking that you can’t still rock them when the weather is a bit colder.
In fact, we’d say it’s perfect for this transitional season we’re having. Pair it with a loose summer knit or a cache-coeur top for effortless chic, and dress it down with a striped t-shirt, denim jacket and trainers.
And while it’s perfect for slipping into on the weekend to nail off-duty dressing, don’t be fooled into thinking it can’t work for the office.
Swap your culottes for a chic black column design, and just add a white shirt and pointed courts. Alternatively, try a pleated or structured maxi skirt, then team with a simple top and blazer, add backless loafers, and you’re good to go.
For maximum cool points, look to the street stylers for inspo and opt for an exaggerated shape, finishing the look with an off-the-shoulder top and heels. Gingham is the print of the season, so work it into your outfit. In fact, we’d go as far as to go full-on gingham, perhaps in contrasting shades for the top and bottom.
It’s also a hero piece for wedding season, especially if you’re bored of getting tagged in the same floral dress over and over. Two pieces are a great alternative, especially as you can re-wear them separately too. In this case, more is more. Go for a beaded crop top over a floral maxi skirt by Coast or L.K.Bennett.
We’ve scoured the high street and online stores to find the best long skirt options out there – so whether you want to up your office style game, are off to a summer wedding or a far flung destination for a bit of early sun – there is definitely a maxi style to suit your sartorial needs.
Here’s our edit of the best maxi skirt styles to shop right now…
Toughen this up with a biker jacket and ray-bans.
Shop now: Pleated skirt for £49.99 from H&M
We’re wearing this structured skirt with a relaxed chambray blouse and mules.
Sail into summer in this striped version from Thierry Colson.
A great colour for both spring and autumn.
Shop now: Ramone maxi skirt for £140 from Reiss
We’re in no hurry to see the ruffle trend go.
Shop now: Striped maxi skirt for £35 from M&S
The dressy way to do the folk trend. Wear with a white off-the-shoulder top.
Shop now: Maxi gypsy skirt for £21 from La Redoute
Just add a breton top, wedges and a red lip to finish.
Try the minimalist look and pair this with white trainers and a slogan t-shirt.
Go for something statement and try this version from Coast.
This skirt was made to be worn with white leather mules.
Dress this down with a white t-shirt and Stan Smiths, and swap for a metallic crop top and heels for the evening.
Shop now: Sequinned skirt for £115 from Uterque
This skirt ticks all the right trends for spring, and is dressy enough for the office. Result.
This season it’s all about bold prints. Team with a loose cream blouse, or, if you’re feeling bold, with a clashing print top.
Team this chic skirt with an oversized sleeve white shirt for effortless wardrobe style.
Shop now: Iris maxi skirt for £69 from HOBBS
This skirt is top of our wish list.
There’s no pretending you don’t want to recreate the Sex And The City opening credits with this cute skirt.
This floaty style is best paired with an off-the shoulder top for a romantic bohemian look.