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Maximized Weekend: Chic Maxi Skirt Looks

How to wear maxi skirts; street style; Miranda Kerr,Heidi Klum; grey tank top, printed maxi skirt, straw hat, printed cami, black maxi skirt, red tote, wedge sandal,  On Heidi Klum: Vince Camuto Coco red Tote; Holmes & Yang Printed cami;Lanvin wedge sandal, aviator mirror sunglasses, black maxi skirt; On Miranda Kerr: Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses, Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot, Isabel Marant Vicky Tank,  Straw Fedora.Photos: Miranda Kerr & Heidi Klum; Courtesy of gossipcenter.comjustjared.com.

Last time, I shared a versatile “uniform” that’s great to wear year-round. Today, as another weekend is coming, I want to share an ageless, flattering, casual “uniform” that’s perfect for warm weather: sleeveless top + maxi skirt.

By pairing with tops in different colors, prints, materials, shapes or styles, a maxi skirt can result variety of outfits that are great for all summer events. When combined with accessories, the list of outfits can be endless.

As you can see from above two looks, Miranda Kerr and Heidi Klum perfectly showed us how to play with this “formula” at different ages: For women in their 30s or under, have fun with your maxi skirts, choose leopard, floral or striped ones, pair them with a slouchy tank top, studded booties and straw fedora for an urban-bohemian chic look.

How to wear maxi skirts; street style; Miranda Kerr,Heidi Klum; grey tank top, printed maxi skirt, straw hat, printed cami, black maxi skirt, red tote, wedge sandal, On Miranda Kerr: Stella McCartney oversized cat eye sunglasses, Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concealed wedge boot, Isabel Marant Vicky Tank,  Straw Fedora. Alternatives: T by Alexander WangClassic Tank with Pocket,  Rebecca Taylor Leopard-Print Maxi Skirt,  Isabel Marant The Caleen studded leather concea, (remember these two outfits?)  J.Crew Panama straw fedora hat,  Urban Outfitters UO Oversized Cat-Eye Sunglasses,  Stila ‘true red’ lipstick,

Top: T by Alexander Wang (also here)
Skirt: Rebecca Taylor (on sale)
Shoes: Isabel Marant (remember these two looks?)
Hat: J.Crew
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (on Miranda Kerr here)
Lip: Stila ‘true red’

When you reach 40, look for high-quality pieces in graceful colors: black, olive or aubergine colored maxi skirts with great drape are elegant, and easy to transform for many occasions. Instead of pairing them with graphic Tee or casual tank top, choose silk blouse or cami, which shows the mature sexiness.

Wedge sandals are comfy for walking around while giving you the extra height and femininity. Bright colored, trendy or even whimsical accessories are great ways to show your fashion taste without looking overdone.

How to wear maxi skirts; street style; Miranda Kerr,Heidi Klum; grey tank top, printed maxi skirt, straw hat, printed cami, black maxi skirt, red tote, wedge sandal,   On Heidi Klum: Vince Camuto Coco red Tote; Holmes & Yang Printed cami;Lanvin wedge sandal, aviator mirror sunglasses, black maxi skirt; Alternatives:  HOLMES & YANG Printed cami,  Splendid Maxi Tube Skirt / Dress, Diane von Furstenberg Opal Wedge Sandals,  Vince Camuto red Coco Tote,  Ray ban 'Original Aviator' 58mm Sunglasses,  Jules Smith Coachella Necklace,

Top: Holmes & Yang (great style here)
Skirt: Splendid (similar here)
Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg (on sale here & here!)
Bag: Vince Camuto (it’s the one on Heidi; also on sale here)
Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Necklace: Jules SmithCoachella Necklace (or this whimsical version)

 

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Summer Allure: Bright Orange & Side Slit

how to wear double side slit maxi skirt; how to wear bright orange; street style;  On Alessandra Ambrosio:Jennifer Zeuner Riley Long Skinny Snake Necklace with Emerald Eyes , Gerard Darel orange tote, Happiness Tank in Tangerine by lovers + friends,Chloé Leather Wedge Sandals,Kymerah double side slit maxi skirt; On Candice Lake: orange blouse, black pencil skirt with side splip, orange/red ankle stap sandal, black crossbody bag, red sunglasses

Photos: Alessandra Ambrosio & Candice Lake; Courtesy of zimbio.comcandicelake.com.

Unlike last spring when pastels dominated streets, saturated brights take center stage this season. Among them, orange and raspberry are two of my favorites. From clothing to accessories, they will surely spice up all our summer whites!

As you can see above, orange is our featured color today. Since the shade is so bright and eye-catching, team it with neutral pieces, then choose one or two accessories in the same color family or the same shade to enhance the overall impact, like the two ladies did above.

Tangerine is not something new (since Pantone revealed it as the color of 2012, it hasn’t gone anywhere), so in order to make the look more current, Alessandra Ambrosio played a new maxi skirt trend: the double side slit version! Yes, the maxi dresses/skirts have gone from side slit to high-low to double split now!

Last but not least, keep proportions in mind: team a maxi skirt with a sleeveless slim fit top. If you want the eyes focus on your body-hugging pencil skirt and the sexy subtle side slit, keep your arms covered.

how to wear double side slit maxi skirt; how to wear bright orange; street style;  On Alessandra Ambrosio:Jennifer Zeuner Riley Long Skinny Snake Necklace with Emerald Eyes , Gerard Darel orange tote, Happiness Tank in Tangerine by lovers + friends,Chloé Leather Wedge Sandals,Kymerah double side slit maxi skirt; Alternatives: INTERMIXNSF EXCLUSIVE Split Collar Sleeveless Silk Blouse,  Charlotte Russe Double Side Slit Maxi Skirt,  Ivanka Trump 'Hollyann' Wedge,  Gap orange Leather Tote,  Gorjana Maudie Pendant Necklace,  MICHAEL Michael Kors 'Griffin' 15mm Retro Sunglasses,

Top: NSF ($30 here; on Alessandra Ambrosio here & here, check the back design!)
Skirt: Charlotte Russe (great buy here)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump (designer version on Alessandra Ambrosio on sale here)
Bag: Gap (on Alessandra Ambrosio here & here)
Sunglasses: MICHAEL Michael Kors
Necklace: Gorjana (on Alessandra Ambrosio here)

how to wear double side slit maxi skirt; how to wear bright orange; street style;  On Candice Lake: orange blouse, black pencil skirt with side splip, orange/red ankle stap sandal, black crossbody bag, red sunglasses Alternatives: Wallis Orange Petite Blouse,  Mango slip pencil skirt,  Calvin Klein Vivian orange ankle strap sandal,  Givenchy Butterfly Frame Sunglasses,  Loeffler Randall Rider Bag,

Top: Wallis (great style here & here)
Skirt: Mango (great buy here!)
Shoes: Calvin Klein (lusting over this pair)
Bag: Loeffler Randall
Sunglasses: Givenchy (48% off now)