Before the term ‘ maxi skirts‘ was coined, ladies were already wearing it (except it looked less glamourous then). Remember this style (bohemian-like) of skirt? It was mainly wore with a plain basic white crew neck tee then.
And then maxi skirt started to get really popular in Korea, during summer (no prize for guessing the reason). From A-line to straight cuts, cotton to chiffon and more, loud solids vs prints, almost all the online stores carry at least 1 style of maxi skirt.
Not sure how to wear maxi skirt? Here’s a simple guide on how to pull off that maxi skirt, be it korean style or not.
1. Go Casual – the koreans love this
By nature, maxi skirt (like maxi dress) is very eye-catching. For a casual Saturday or lazy Sunday look, play down the attention with a cropped sweatshirt. (p.s: this works for maxi dresses too)
This is no maxi skirt or dress (it’s around knee or midi length, actually) but you can take inspiration from this piece and put on a loose fitting top (pair it with a slim statement belt to accentuate your waist).
Sweatshirt, maxi skirt, loafers – the perfect combination for a sunny Singapore Sunday afternoon.
2. Belt it up
Want to glam up your maxi skirt a little? Cover that waist line with a thick belt. Thin belt wouldn’t look good, plus you’ll have to constantly battle to keep the slim belt where you want it to be. Not sure of the colour for your belt? Learn from the koreans. Don’t risk looking like a Christmas tree. If your maxi skirt is not black, opt for a shade that’s darker than that. Alternatively, follow your top’s colour. When opting for the same colour, choose something of a different texture (e.g. leather belt vs chiffon blouse). If you dare, experiment with colours like gold and silver. If the look below is too safe for you, opt for a gold leather obi belt.
A time to put your obi belt to good use.
3. Color blocking
Spice up your maxi skirt with some colours. Safe colour combinations include grey-white-pink, black-white-grey. Alternatively, ditch these and learn from the experts. I love bright colours and especially Gucci’s Spring 2011 colours:
4. Button up
Wearing a buttons blouse instantly glams up any cotton maxi skirt and transforms it into a smart casual essential. You can also go for cropped blouse (or even tied-up button-up blouse) for the extra chic-ness with a high-waisted maxi skirt. Chiffon (instead of cotton) blouses work better with cotton maxi skirt. Opt for a chiffon button blouse of quality.
5. Pushing the corporate limits
Thinking of wearing that maxi skirt to the office? If you’re unsure of your office’s dresscode, don’t push the limit. Else, keep this piece to casual Fridays. Yes it may be called CASUAL Friday but your boss ain’t expecting jeans and tees (and don’t point to your colleagues as an excuse). Make your maxi skirt fit for work by skipping the cotton pieces (chiffon maxi skirt would be better) and pairing it with a blazer or a smart looking jacket.
Alternatively, opt for straight-cut no-nonsense black maxi skirt and pair it with a crisp white shirt, black blazer and a quality slim belt.
At Ministry of Retail, we dare you to experiment with styles. If the item you bought is not suitable, you can return it for an exchange or a refund in credits under our ‘change of mind’ returns policy. Can’t locate a piece you fancy in this post? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.