Thursday, 9 May 2013

Styling a maxi skirt for work...

I have said many times before that I am so grateful that I have a fairly casual dress code at work and there's not much that I can't wear (flesh flashing aside obviously!) As I leave so early in the morning, it can be difficult to judge what to wear for the day ahead as 5.30 am doesn't give you much to go on. Luckily a maxi skirt works whatever the weather, especially if it is in a slightly heavier material like this one. This beautiful maxi skirt doesn't get worn as often as I would like, because it really is voluminous but my trusty stripy top came out (it really works with maxi skirts!) and I think I managed to pull it off. What do you think? Apologies for my face in all of these pictures, I look super grumpy here for some reason!

Jacket: New Look, top: Oasis, skirt: Marks & Spencer, necklace: Miss Selfridge, shoes: Office, grumpy face: model's own.
To this day, this leather jacket is still one of my favourite ever purchases. I love the shape and fit of it and as it is leather, I just know it will stay a main part of my wardrobe for a long time. The fact I feel super cool when I'm wearing it also helps ;)


Simple accessories in neutral tones are essential when making a maxi skirt work-appropriate. Work (however relaxed it is) is not the time for wacky shoes or make-up!


How would you style a maxi skirt for work ?

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11 comments

Niki said...

You definitely managed to pull it off! Maxi skirts are my favourite item at the moment, and a leather jacket is a must too, it's adds edge to any outfit (I also feel super cool in it too :)) x

char said...

My problem with maxi skirts is that I always feel a little too much like I should be on a beach somewhere with a mocktail, with the floaty ones anyway. I never seem to know how best to style them for the office so I have a couple but they tend to get overlooked.
Yours looks lovely though and perfect for the office, so I need to take some tips from you! x

daisychain said...

Love this m'dear, I have a very similar skirt that I am itching to dig out now x

Sarah said...

Love how you've styled this! I wore one of my maxi skirts to work this week with a basic tee and flats :)
x

Ceri said...

I love your maxi skirt, it looks great. I really struggle with maxi skirts both finding one that isn't too long and not tripping over the hem. If I could find the perfect length maxi skirt I would wear with a simple high necked top and a kind of grown up/ sophisticated statement necklace for work.

The Style Rawr said...

I love this look, maxi dresses (and now skirts) are my favourite! I also have a leather weakness so this is just the perfect combo. Yum!

Tara
www.thestylerawr.com
xoxo

Jodhpuri Pants said...

Superb Outfit..! Looking fabulous in this maxi skirt.. Loved the designer jacket.. You and your latest fashion clothes are always awesome..! :) xoxo

High Heel Shoes said...

Great and Super stylish outfit matched with awesome pair of designer footwear.. Loved it..! :) XOXO

Eyewear in India said...

Looking Fabulous! Loved the outfit.. All you need is a pair of designer eyewear with this outfit, and you will be out of this world..! :) xoxo

Alice said...

You look so lovely, the maxi really suits you. The rich plum colour is very pretty against the stripes. I really like this contrast xxx

Bev said...

Your outfit is just gorgeous!! Do you mind me asking, was the beautiful maxi skirt Autograph M&S or Per Una? I adore it, so setting up searches on eBay!! Thanks for blogging. xx

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