And so we come to the next Primark bargain that I haven’t yet worn properly… the maxi skirt, bought at the end of summer last year. The dreaded maxi. It seems like such a great idea, doesn’t it? The perfect summer item. All the celebs, that cool girl down the street, the stylists- they’re all wearing them, looking flawless. But great ideas don’t always turn out the way you hope. It’s like rolling in Nutella, or signing up to do a half-marathon. Sure, they start great, but they slowly descend into a sticky mess of regret.
There are three key reasons that I thought my maxi skirt was going to lead me down the Nutella slip-n-slide:
- They do weird things in the wind. Either they flow along behind you making it look like you’re walking down a wind tunnel, or horror of horrors, they poof up. The poofing is my worst fear. At any moment it could fill with air, transforming you into the Michelin man, or a strange human hot air balloon. I used to have a pair of school tracksuits that did the same thing, and I can assure you my self-conscious teenage self did not appreciate looking like a sumo wrestler ready to play hockey.
- Are they a little bit formal for casual wear? I don’t know why but there is an idea ingrained in me that I must, at all costs, look like I put absolutely no effort into getting dressed in the morning, and that’s hard to pull off with a long skirt
- For a clumsy oaf like me, it’s a trip hazard. They restrict your stride so you have to mince around to avoid stumbling to your death.
Despite all this, because it was a fiver in the sale (and because I thought it was a great idea), I bought it.
I’m not usually much of a crop top (this one is from H&M) person because I am so pale that several men on match.com called me a vampire. However, they’re actually the perfect companion for a maxi skirt because you just get that little strip of skin on show. I added a denim shirt (Primark) and Converse to make it more casual, solving problem 2. Problems 1 and 3 were solved by a handy slit in the side- air can pass freely in and out and so can my legs when I walk. Excellent. I added my favourite necklace from H&M to finish it all off. It’s a snake that can snazz anything up.
All in all, I’m pretty pleased with it. I love patterns so the skirt had me there, and it’s definitely shown me that not all maxi skirts lead to certain death. I’m sure some do though.
you look great! its very tribal print and you look pretty in it!
will you check out my outfit & share your thoughts? 🙂
Really like the maxi skirt and crop combo!
I have the same skirt, however I never wore it as it doesn’t really suit my hourglass figure. I just loved the pattern!
It is a great pattern! I have to confess I haven’t worn it since this post but maybe I’ll dig it out today!
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