I have always preferred fall fashion over warm weather clothes, but I’m not very sure why. Perhaps it’s because I like to feel covered, or maybe it’s the versatility of cool weather pieces. A few weeks ago I created a fall capsule wardrobe missing a very important item: the maxi skirt. After picking up this silk pleated maxi skirt, I wish I had bought it in every color. Today I’m sharing two ways to style a maxi skirt for fall.
Tuck a Sweater in a Maxi Skirt
I love how a sweater looks tucked into a maxi skirt, but it can be difficult if the fabric is bulky. It’s obviously important to choose a sweater that fits easily. Whether you choose a turtleneck, cowl neck, or basic crew neck sweater made of cotton or wool, they’re easy to wear with a maxi skirt.
Tuck a Chambray Button Up into Your Skirt
Another easy way to wear a maxi skirt in the fall is to pair it with a classic button up shirt. Chambray is a common fabric most people own and a style shirt I wear very often. You can tuck a button up shirt into a maxi skirt or tie it at the waist – whatever makes you feel most comfortable. In the fall if the temperatures are on the cooler side, you can layer a vest or cardigan over the button up.
While shopping for a maxi skirt, one might worry it will be too long for a short person. However I found it’s “okay” to wear a skirt that hits your feet or your ankles. It’s obviously a preference thing! I’ll be wearing this maxi skirt on repeat, especially now that I have it in two colors, from now until the holiday season.
Caitlin Houston is a Connecticut based life and style blogger.