Maxi skirts epitomize garment perfection. Think about it, they elongate your legs and do yoga-pant-like miracles for your behind, all the while being as comfortable and easy to throw on as a pair of sweatpants.

Although maxi skirts made their introduction in the fashion scene a couple years ago, they are undoubtedly at their peak this summer. My solid black maxi skirt from Forever 21 is more than a year old and is still one of my favorite items. You can throw on a graphic T-shirt with your black maxi for class, wear it with a tight crop top and wedges for a night out, or layer it with an oversized sweater for the cooler seasons. A maxi skirt can really do it all.

This Fashionista’s outfit in an example of an ensemble that could be dressed up or down by adding only a couple accessories. Her beige and black striped maxi skirt is neutral enough to be as versatile as a solid maxi. She wears red earrings that give the otherwise neutral outfit a pop of color. Her outfit is perfect for a lunch date, graduation party or even going to class. What other piece of clothing could be so perfect for such a variety of occasions? Add a headband, wedges or a belt to the outfit to amp it up a notch.

If you don’t already own a maxi skirt (or five), run to any store and snag one immediately. The convertible piece should be an essential in every Fashionista’s precious wardrobe.


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