Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Three Ways To Wear A Maxi Skirt

We all have preconceived ideas about brands, like who they are aimed at, what type of clothing they sell, what age they are for, etc… We’re all guilty of making these judgments and they can stop us developing our style and venturing outside of what is comfortable.    I’m always introducing clients to shops they wouldn’t normally dream of going into and they’re always pleasantly surprised.  Not only does it open their eyes to SO much more choice, but it also enables me to pull together a varied and hard working collection of clothes, that truly works for them.

I like to think that I’m more open minded than most and enjoy having a real mix of brands in my wardrobe, but there are a few stores I rarely visit and think won’t work for me…one of these is Fat Face.  I find their sizing a little random and rarely find anything I like in there, but a couple of months ago I was in John Lewis searching for clothes to bring to India and a spot maxi skirt caught my eye.  That's right, it was by Fat Face. So I took a little of my own advice, popped into the fitting room to try it on and ended up buying it.

I just love maxi skirts, especially when it’s hot; they’re so comfortable and cool and they look great, day or night. While I love wearing them, I’ve witnessed clients pulling them out of the wardrobe declaring they don’t know what to put with them or how to wear them, so I thought I’d illustrate just how versatile they are by pulling together three different looks, with one skirt.  

The first is perfect for a summer night out. It’s dressy yet relaxed, just right for a beautiful balmy evening.   The second look was inspired by the talented www.apair-andaspare.blogspot.co.uk I think it might actually be my favourite look, it’s so simple!  The last look has been my outfit of choice a lot recently, it’s so comfortable and I love mixing the spot print with a floral one.




1. Skirt from Fat Face.  Lace top from Topshop.  Leopard print belt from Oasis.  Shoes from Russell and Bromley. Necklaces from Warehouse and Bristol flea market.  Ring from House of Harlow. Bag from Yellow Button (Indiranagar, Bangalore)
2. Earrings House of Harlow. Belt from Topshop. Sandals from Office. Bangles from Blue Banana and Jane Kenney.
3. Top from TKMaxx. Belt from H&M. Flip flops from Gap. Necklaces from Accessorize and Asos. Bangles from India.



What do you think to maxi skirts? Do you have one?  I’d love to hear your favourite way to wear it, or even better if you’ve posted about this, pop the link below…I’m always on the lookout for outfit inspiration!

24 comments:

Christina Sim said...

I love your images and especially love the image of you wearing it as a full maxi dress, your hair looks gorgeous up. Love the pretty close ups!
I bet you are having an amazing time! xx

Niki said...

Hey Chrissy! Thanks :) having to wear my hair up lots at the moment as it's'not been enjoying the heat as much as me...i need Abi!! Hope you're well, LOVED your jubilee dress xx

daisychain said...

that skirt is beautiful x

Alex said...

Gorgeous skirt - I'm liking the lace top too. Great looks!!

Anonymous said...

you look beautiful poops xxx love all the images, quite tempted to go buy this skirt it's lovely.
miss you
love Jane xxx

Anonymous said...

Aw just realised you've featured one of my bangles too....wow thank you lovely xxx

Bola said...

I really like look number 1. I have the House of Harlow starburst ring as well and I really love it. You've reminded me that I don't wear it enough. Great look!

Mum said...

looking lovely as ever, darling.
three great looks for Bangalore, Bristol and everywhere in between !!!

SJP said...

Love it! I'm the same with Fat Face, but I surprised myself by finding a gorgeous chunky knit jumper when I went in there a few weeks ago. The skirt looks lovely, my fave look in no.3. I do have a maxi skirt but I'm quite short, so I'm always tripping over it! x

Josie said...

This is lovely! I wish I could wear a maxi but I'm so clumsy I'd be tripping up haha xxx

Niki said...

Thanks Laura :)

Niki said...

Thanks Alex, it's such a useful top, it goes with so many things!

Niki said...

Jane!!! Miss you too! You'd look gorgeous in a maxi, you should try one :) love your bangles, and love wearing them. Will be featuring them again soon xxxxx

Niki said...

Hey Bola, thanks :) I LOVE my House of Harlow ring, and wear it all the time....you need to wear you're more! X

Niki said...

Thanks mum :) ) :) xxxxx

Niki said...

Thanks Josie, I think you'd look amazing in a maxi, go for it! X

Niki said...

Hey, Sarah. Thanks! This skirt is a little long for me too...just waiting for my sewing machine to arrive :)

Dearest Lou said...

Absolutely adore how you styled this maxi skirt dear! I will totally be living in maxi skirts once my regular jeans don't fit anymore (:


xx
Dearest Lou

Niki said...

Hi Cecilia, Thanks for such a lovely comment! x

Natalie said...

This is such an awesome post! Great photos and greaqt outfit ideas. Also love the 'going out' top. I sometimes wear my maxi skirt as a dress, just to mix it up a bit! x

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Kfedland said...

this is a gorgeous maxi! i love the print.. and my favourite is the third look! definitely will be trying this :) x

Bonnie said...

I love maxi skirts, but I have never actually owned one. Strange, right? I love how you showed the different ways to wear them. They are very versatile.

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Niki said...

Hi Natalie, thanks :) I love wearing the skirt as a dress it's so simple!

girlavantgarde said...

Love that dress. Looks absolutely gorgeous and so flattering!

xo,
Courtney
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