Posts Tagged ‘maxi skirt’

June 25, 2013 9:30 am

How to Wear a Maxi Skirt in Summer

The maxi skirt is a must-have for every woman, particularly in summer! It’s easy, versatile, lightweight, and will give you the illusion of added height when paired with a low heel or wedge. In this post, I’ll show you how to wear a maxi skirt three different ways for summer. Enjoy!

1. Effortless Glam

Effortless Glam

 

River Island crew neck shirt
16 CAD – riverisland.com

Frankie Morello high waisted pleated skirt
520 CAD – farfetch.com

Zara flats sandals
40 CAD – zara.com

Rebecca Minkoff mini handbag
195 CAD – stefanibags.com

Lori s Shoes geometric necklace
25 CAD – lorisshoes.com

 

The first way to wear a maxi skirt is effortlessly glam. It’s comfy, too! Pair your favorite grey t-shirt with a punchy pink maxi skirt, white and metallic sandals, basic white bag, and add a statement necklace. You’ll be ready in a pinch for a day of shopping, visiting, or just about anything else. I love this laid-back but still glamorous take on the maxi skirt.

 

2. Edgy Cool

Edgy Cool

 

Topshop
45 CAD – topshop.com

Frankie Morello maxi skirt
520 CAD – farfetch.com

Pull Bear pull bear
93 CAD – pullandbear.com

Cromia handbag
115 CAD – zalando.co.uk

Silver pendant necklace
70 CAD – nelly.com

 

The second way to wear a maxi skirt is edgy cool. Perfect for a night out, music festival, or your favorite band’s concert – this look is sure to turn heads. You’ll stay cool in a cropped tank, comfortable in flat gladiator sandals, and will have plenty of room to store essentials in a medium sized neon yellow clutch. Add a few layered necklaces and your look is complete!

 

3. Office Appropriate

Office Appropriate

 

Monki
39 CAD – monki.com

Frankie morello
520 CAD – farfetch.com

Boutique 9 pointed-toe pumps
140 CAD – piperlime.gap.com

Dsquared2 strand necklace
660 CAD – farfetch.com

 

The third way to wear a maxi skirt is my personal favorite – office appropriate. Who says you can’t look good at the office? Not me, that’s for sure! I love letting the maxi skirt take center stage. Pair your skirt with a fresh white silk blouse, metal and pearl mixed necklace, navy blue clutch, and closed toe gold heel. Can’t show your shoulders at the office? Swap the sleeveless blouse for one with capped sleeves and you’ll look just as great.

 

Which is your favorite way to wear the maxi skirt? Let me know in a comment!

 

 


April 19, 2013 3:58 pm

8 Spring Wardrobe Essentials

Every few months we like to invest in a few interesting pieces to add to our current wardrobes and help us stylishly transition into each fashion season. Take a look at the QC Staff’s 8 must-haves for this coming spring!

Wide-Brimmed Hats

A wide-brimmed hat, like this one from style blogger Rouge Fox, conjures up thoughts of lazy summer days relaxing in the sun with a good book, or bike rides and picnics in the park. They also help to protect delicate skin from any harsh rays.

Maxi Skirts & Dresses

Maxi skirts and dresses in playful spring colors, like this summery one, are all the rage and we can’t wait to stock up! The only tricky part is finding ones that aren’t too sheer!

Sheer & Lace Tops

Delicate lace or sheer tops can be layered over simple tanks or under cozy sweaters, and are great pieces to use when taking an ensemble from day to night. Take a look at this super delicate, feminine one.

Neon Statement Jewelry

Neon accents add pops of interest to any outfit, and we think incorporating it into outfits via statement jewelry pieces is the perfect way to carry this trend into your spring wardrobe.

Sneaker Wedges

Sneaker wedges are everywhere we look these days, and we can’t wait to get our feet into them! Paired with a maxi skirt a la Kate Bosworth or with a skinny jean, they just add a perfect little twist to an outfit.

Camo Pants

We sure won’t be using these pants to blend into our surroundings! Pairing camo bottoms with a sheer or lace top make the perfect ensemble; easy to take from day to night with a slim-fitting pair of black heels and some statement jewelry (in neon hues perhaps).

Over-sized Light-Knit Cardigans

Over-sized cardigans and sweaters were big this winter and we adore this trend so much we’re bringing it with us into spring. Choosing over-sized pieces in lighter, breezier fabrics makes it easy, and will allow us to wear our favorite trend without overheating!

Pastel Purses

Pastel hues bring a certain freshness to any outfit, and a handbag is the perfect way to fit the trend into your current wardrobe. Pair it with a neutral outfit and some neon jewelry and you’ll be good to go! Our favorite right now is The Pippa Bag.

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