How to Style Your Maxi for Fall 3

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I'm really guilty of over-thinking things when one simple addition is all that's really needed...especially if my summer outfit already lends itself to warm, autumn colors.  I wore this a few weeks ago when it was much warmer out, but never got around to posting it.  The second outfit is exactly the same with the addition of a belted, military-inspired jacket.  I loved both outfits and the really great thing is I didn't have to go through the process of building a whole new outfit for fall.

Skirt: ASOS   Tee and belt: J.Crew   Wedges: Nine West  Bag: c/o Handbag Heaven   Jacket: LOFT


#3 Surplus Chic
Take your cues from outside the city limits and incorporate an army-inspired jacket into your look.  The rustic elements of a military jacket will hardly seem out of place when thrown over a sequined tee and cinched with a glittery belt...and just that easily, a basic summer outfit is transformed into an equally perfect outfit for a brisk fall day.
This is what I love about a great maxi--movement and flow.



Up next: A simple outfit with downtown edge.

11 comments:

  1. gorgeous gorgeous! You have styled it to perfection!

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  2. That skirt paired with that jacket is deserving of only one thing:
    A jaw dropping swoon!

    I think I'm in love!!!

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  3. really love that skirt!!

    xo
    http://fashionloveotherdrugs.blogspot.com/

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  4. I'm in love with your skirt and love the way you've styled it in both sets!!

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  5. Love the skirt. It looks so good both ways.

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  6. I love the moment of this skirt! You look like you're floating on air in some of those pictures. And the red is so pretty! Keep the maxi ideas coming! I really need to try to layer a jacket over a maxi.

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  7. This is just perfectly Gorgeous! LOVE your style!

    -Hannah

    http://blissfullyfeminine.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this maxi skirt and you're right, it is the perfect color for Fall. I wonder if the one from Forever 21 hangs this nicely??? Hmmm...great look and inspiration, once again!

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  9. Thank you for doing this series of how to style a maxi for fall! You look lovely in all the outfits and would never have thought to put some of these together. I love your blog. Would you mind telling me how tall you are? I am 5' 1.5" and I shy away from maxi dresses and skirts because of my height.

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  10. Anonymous--I'm 5'4...so I feel ya! A lot of maxi's hang to the floor on me, so I have to wear wedges or stacked heel booties with them. But the Post-Impressionist skirt from Anthro in the first maxi feature is really short...short enough to wear flats with. Also, you could always cut them off and have the edge finished with a satin stitch (very easy)...most seamstresses would be able to do that.

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  11. Leah--I bought the forever 21 skirt last night--I think it hangs surprisingly well!

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