How To Get The Most Out Of Your Maxi Skirt This Summer

Maxi skirts are easy and breezy to wear in the summer, which is why many women gravitate toward them. Maxi skirts are glamorous and feminine while still being modest, which is one of the many reasons JJ Martin, founder of La DoubleJ, says they love them (via The Zoe Report). The maxi style has been a fashion favorite, drifting in and out of the trend scene, since the 1960s when Oscar De La Renta showcased the design in a 1968 Elizabeth Arden fashion show (via LTD Commodities). In 2022, the maxi style is still considered a trendy staple for summer wardrobes.

Perhaps one of the best features of the maxi skirt is its versatility. There are many ways to style the maxi skirt year-round, but in summer alone, there are plenty of combinations to keep up with your ever-changing style ideas. Here are some of our favorite ways to style a maxi skirt for endless summer outfit combinations.

Keep it casual

A maxi skirt's versatility allows for any vibe depending on the top and shoes it is paired with. Sneakers and t-shirts aren't just for denim shorts! Add a casual touch to your maxi skirt with your favorite band t-shirt and sneakers. This is an effortlessly cool outfit perfect for brunch or a day out on the town. Conan Gray even rocked the look on August 4, 2022, when he wore a tartan maxi skirt and a cropped band t-shirt in which to perform (via Instagram).

Try a bra top

For those hot summer days, a bra top is a great option. Bra tops add to the tropical energy of a maxi skirt while keeping you cool. Most commonly, we see bra tops styled off the shoulder with a loose maxi skirt or styled as a monochrome set with the maxi skirt. In fact, Rihanna was seen sporting this look with a low-rise maxi in April 2022, keeping it casual with a baseball cap and sneakers, just as summer was entering the scene (via Instagram). Rihanna is a trendsetter, after all!

Play with texture

Texture is a great way to make any outfit more playful. When it comes to a maxi skirt look, it is easy to add texture with a unique skirt fabric or a fun top. From eyelet tops to silky camisoles, a textured top can change the whole look. We have even seen celebrities like Jennifer Lopez do this in their daily street style. In January 2022, Lopez was seen playing with texture when she paired her boho denim maxi with a linen crop top (via Your Next Shoes).

Mix prints

Be bold by mixing prints. Choose a top with a cool print in contrast to the print of your maxi skirt. No matter the look you are going for, mixing prints is a great way to make a statement. Some of the most popular patterns to mix include dots, florals, plaid, and geometric prints. Tan France, a celebrity fashion stylist, gives the tip to always experiment with print pairings and feel out what you are most comfortable in (via MasterClass).

Go for a monochrome look

Who doesn't love a monochrome look? Monochrome maxi skirt looks create a long silhouette that is perfect for both elegant and minimal looks (via MasterClass). The look is so simple to style with a pair of heels and some jewelry. The best part is that you can often purchase the top and matching maxi skirt in a set. Kim Kardashian is the queen of matching tight maxi skirts and crop top sets, being seen rocking the trend on numerous occasions throughout the years.