One Maxi Skirt Styled 6 Ways

The maxi skirt is a fabulously versatile piece that can be dressed up or styled casually for a carefree adventure! Get the most out of this seasonless staple by following these styling suggestions!
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With a fluid and flattering silhouette the maxi skirt is the perfect piece to bring along for a weekend adventure! Styled with a casual top, jacket, sandals and tote, the maxi is a stylish yet comfortable piece to wear both while you travel and once you get to your destination.

The maxi skirt also does double duty as a dress! For a more structured look, simply cinch a belt around your waist. Or for an easy and quick beach look, slip your maxi on as a coverup.

The Weekend Getaway Maxi Skirt
Jacket: Kalie Denim Jacket ($98)
Top: Andrine Tiered Sleeveless Blouse ($48)
Skirt: Gabe Striped Maxi Skirt ($48)
Necklace: Ami Teardrop Tassel Necklace ($34)
Bag: Westerly Large Nylon Travel Tote ($78)
Shoe: Gap Leather Sandal ($34)

Spring Summer Maxi Skirt Outfits
Bag 1: Parvin Reversible Hang Tag Detail Tote ($64)
Bag 2: Adrian Metallic Beach Tote ($78)
Earrings: Zoe Open Shape Metal Earrings ($32)
Belt: Dorothy Perkins Buttermilk Obi Belt ($17)
Wedge: Pull & Bear Jute Wedges ($60)
Sandal: Stella Flat Sandal ($20)

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Dress your maxi up for spring and summer weddings by pairing with a vibrantly-hued sleeveless blouse. Finish your look with statement jewelry and a strappy heel.

For a cocktail-length style, slide your maxi above your bustline, belt around the waist and finish with a statement necklace and heels. For a cooler weather look, play with layering a cardigan, scarf and longer necklace.
The Special Occasion Maxi Skirt
Jacket: Pashma Lurex Detail Moto Jacket ($88)
Top: Carolyn Floral Print Halter Top ($74)
Skirt: Gabe Striped Maxi Skirt ($48)
Earring: Stephanie Beaded Drop Earrings ($32)
Bracelet: Shelby Cuff with Diamond Cut Outs ($38)
Bag: Laila Double Pouch Clutch ($38)
Shoe: Zara Leather High Heel Sandal ($80)
Special occasion maxi skirt as a dress
Skirt: Gabe Striped Maxi Skirt ($48)
Cardigan: Jaclynn Button-Up Cardigan ($38)
Necklace 1: Toren Layered Beaded Necklace ($38)
Necklace 2: Lydia Faceted Stone Long Necklace ($38)
Scarf: Micah Glitter Donut Infinity Scarf ($32)
Belt: ASOS Full Metal Waist Belt ($38)
Shoe 1: Zara Combined Sandal Heel ($50)
Shoe 2: Mauren Strappy Wedge Sandals ($79)


  1. I cannot wear the maxi dress or skirt unless it comes in petites. I would be too long and would just make me look dumpy.

  2. This weekend I’m totally wearing all 6 ways!!! This maxi skirt has been in my closet – not worn – for over a year!! Thanks for the directions of use!!

  3. I received a peach and white stripe maxi skirt in my last fix and I sent it back only because I already had one so similar to this in my closet. It’s been my favorite skirt last summer, but NOW I know how to wear it more than one way!! Thanks!!!

  4. Brittany, you are so talented. These are great ideas! Would the stripes work for ladies with pear shapes when worn as a skirt? I think they’d be okay pulled up as a dress, but am not sure if they would make hips look fuller as a skirt.

  5. These are great ideas. Since I just got a maxi skirt in my April fix, I am going to try it out like a dress to see if it will work. Otherwise, I fall into that too shorty category that goes all frumpy in super long skirts.

  6. Hmmm… These outfits all look great, but I am uncertain about wearing the skirt as a dress. I wonder how hard it would be to add straps? Since I am top heavy, something to cover my bra straps would be nice, then tucked away when it is worn as a skirt. ‘Just a thought! 😉 -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  7. When you post these articles and show some item descriptions in black font (versus gray font for shoes). Does this mean you have the item in inventory and available for a fix request?

  8. I just got a maxi skirt in my first box. I was stunned, since I’m 5’2″ and curvy. I didn’t think that a maxi skirt or horizontal stripes were, well, allowed by nature. Just not sure if I can pull this off. :/

  9. So happy to see #4! I styled a horizontally striped maxi skirt with a sleeveless floral top last week and personally thought the combo looked great, but was slightly worried that it was pattern overload. I’m glad to have validation from Stitch Fix!

  10. I like looks, 1 and 4! I can’t wear a maxi skirt as a dress…in my head I still know it’s a skirt!!

  11. Love this striped maxi skirt and style choices especially with the jean jacket and as a bathing suit cover-up!

  12. I thought Maxi skirts make you look even shorter if you are under 5’3 or 5’4. I’m 5’2 and on the heavy side. Like to hide my old legs but don’t want to look like a chubby snail either.

  13. I have a striped maxi dress in my closet, and now I have several new ideas about how to wear it!! I don’t even have to buy anything new to get a fresh new look for work AND casual!!

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  15. Love the maxi weekend getaway. Would love to add a pop of red…maybe a chunky floral necklace or a red top or red flat sandle

  16. I like the maxi skirt but I would need to try it on because I am 5’1″! I like options 2, 4 (without skirt), 5, and 6. Can’t wait to get my first fix!

    • The nice thing about maxis is that you can always cheat the waistband! Fold it over or pull it up to be more “high-waisted!” Let me know if you try this and if it still doesn’t work we have petite clothing too! Make sure you opt in to that!

  17. I also love the striped maxi and would not mind recieving it in my next fix…… love the fact you can style it so many ways

    • Jeanna! We have a ton of petite skirt styles just for you! Just tell your Stylist. Even maxis!

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