28 January 2015

Three Ways to Wear a Maxi Skirt

For some reason; I always dress in tall people clothes.
Every magazine, store clerk, silly online test tells me the same thing; short girls should wear short garments. A short skirt nips in the waist and emphasise your legs! Wear heels it will make your legs look longer! High waisted trousers that cut off at your waist to make you seem taller!
While tall people get to wear maxis, hipster jeans, and flats!
Do you know what I think? Screw the system; wear whatever the F** you want and make it look damn good. These three ways to wear a maxi can apply to any size. Short girls? Wear the skirt with heels like I have done, but if you just feel like flats? Just wear it higher on your waist or neatly fold it up so it doesn't skim the floor! Tall girls? Luckily for you, just keep doing what your doing.
The wonders of a maxi include; a change from skinny jeans in this frosty weather, a garment you can just slip on and go, a much easier alternative to a skirt with tights, and you get to wear a comfy skirt while hiding your blindingly pale winter legs which just aren't ready to see 2015 yet...
P.s. Sorry for going Awol: was on holiday in St. Lucia! A wonderful Video and Post to make up for it soon!
So without further ado...

The peplum gives you a flattering silhouette to compliment the straight fall of a maxi; and the nude heels keep it simple. "Gasp! I suddenly feel so classy in this outfit I feel like I could court, kiss and marry Prince Harry in under an hour!"

Just because the skirt falls straight doesnt mean it hides shape! Especially not with that peplum!
(Remember that scene in Princess Diaries when she gets her kick because she kissed her true love? Happens naturally when you are dressed and feeling this fiiine!)

That's right; I am right now embodying any and every fashion blogger in the world right now. I am wearing the denim shirt with the hipster RayBans and the Vintage Camera hung at my side as I type this. But in all seriousness, maxi anything always goes dashingly with a nice boho hat.

Apparently I forgot I was indeed wearing clothes in this last one. Good reflexes though.
Imagine your body like a pie chart with two sections. The more a section of the pie chart fills, the less space there is in the the other section.
This is how showing off skin on your body should work in order to keep it classy. A long sleeve, collared shirt looks so chique with a mini skirt. In this case; a maxi skirt looks very appropriate with a bralette and sheer shirt! Showing off skin but still classy; not trashy.

I know I'm not the only one that automatically pretends I'm on the phone when holding a bag like this.... "I mean, come on!"

So there you have it! Hopefully this post gives you some ideas on how to pull off a maxi! Even if you yourself are a mini!!!

Lots of Love,
-J xxx