If you would have told me a year ago that I'd be wearing a maxi skirt, I would have politely told you that you were crazy. I used to think that maxi skirts were reserved for the 5'11 girls of the world who had no worries of their hip sizes. I'm 5'6 with an ample derriere and what people tend to refer to as child-bearing hips, so I would have left this trend to the tall and flawlessly-proportioned.
It's not until I started fashion blogging that I realized that my constricted view of the maxi skirt was not the reality. Through fashion blogs, I have seen women of various shapes and sizes don the skirt, while looking stylish and chic in the process. So I got to wondering...can I pull this look off, too?
It turns out that the maxi skirt is a lot more versatile than I thought. When I made my first purchase of one a couple months ago, I was surprised to find that I liked the way I looked in it. More than that, it's pretty much the most comfortable piece of clothing possible. (And it's a great way to extend your leg-shaving another day!)
Needless to say, I was excited when Kristina of Pretty Shiny Sparkly announced that the maxi skirt would star as the next trend in Bloggers Do it Better.
But, in this case, it's not just about bloggers doing it better. It's about the real woman's body doing it better. And, by this, I mean all women's bodies. Fashion bloggers taught me that you don't need to be rail thin and six feet tall to rock this trend, and, for that, I'm thankful. I've discovered a new closet staple that I love.
tank - via TJ Maxx
cami, maxi skirt - Old Navy
scarf - vintage, thrifted
sandals - Diba, via Nordstrom Rack