Sunday 10 May 2015

Newfound Love - Plaid and Plain

Do you think it’s true, or is it just me? Are we smitten with the maxi skirt or what? Easy to style, versatile, super feminine and a camouflage weapon for those days when, as hot as we may look, we feel quite the opposite, but (being fashionistas all the way) we still can’t give in to a sloppy look. Maxi skirts are not just for tall and skinny figures. These are classic pieces that many of you are wary to try on. The "it suits her well but it will never work for me" attitude may hinder you from sporting what could be an all-time subtly sexy but not showy outfit. All you need is to convince yourself first that you, too, can rock this outfit.

shirt, bangles : Shopnineteen | maxi skirt : Stalkbuylove | heels : Factoryrush
bag : Hill Road (Mumbai) | neckpiece : Lucknow Mahotsava | rings : Flipkart

I am not as slim or tall as I may look (some of you know me too well though). I'd never wanted to wear a maxi skirt thinking I am too bulky and petite for one. But, coming across this beautiful pink high-slit skirt on stalkbuylove, I strongly felt I should buy it. Now the question was, "how to style it"? So, I opted for this plaid shirt from shopnineteen (which my friend gifted me last year) and it went with the plain maxi skirt accurately. To reduce the length of the shirt, I knotted it up from the end which enhanced the length of the skirt, giving it a structure. Since the color of the shirt was dark I thought of jazzing it up a bit with the silver polished neckpiece to give the emptiness at the neck, a break. To add a little more punch into the accessories section, I put on some gold plated bangles and stacked up a few rings too. There's no day without a bag, so I pulled out the monochrome vogue-printed bag from my wardrobe to match it up with the monochrome snake-printed heels which are my favorite & you've seen me wearing it with most of my outfits, if you follow me on instagram. BTW, Just to let you all know, I did put a little lipstick too (as you may see in the pictures) for the first time to bring out an eye-catching summer look!

Style wise, a maxi skirt goes with absolutely anything, hence its versatility and the fact that you can take it to a dinner, a date, a cocktail party or even to the beach. Most styles are full of volume, so it's important to balance out the silhouette by pairing the skirt with a tighter, closer-fitting top. This will give your look more edge and help highlight your waist beneath all of that flowy fabric. Try tucking in a tank or tee, or adding a cropped jacket or blazer. The beauty of a maxi skirt is that it can be dressed up or down, worn with flats or heels. For a more casual look, choose a pair of embellished gladiator sandals or flats. For a fancier vibe, opt for high heels, wedges or espadrilles. 

1. A high-waist maxi skirt will make you look slender giving an illusion that you have longer legs.
2. Choose a skirt length that reaches just across your ankles, otherwise the skirt can make you trip. 
3. Opt for slim or narrow skirts because a skirt with too much volume will make you look shorter.
4. Don't mix patterns. A patterned skirt works best with a solid color top and vice versa. 
5. Wear a tucked-in top or a cropped top that stops just above the waistline.
6. Choose a top that matches the fit of the skirt otherwise the overall look can be dowdy.
7. Wear heels or wedges to cope with the length of the skirt and pair it up with right accessories.

According to me, investing into some maxi skirts would be the wisest thing to do, especially because you can stretch it out, all summer. Yep! It is literally the best staple these days.  Now, I don’t know about you but I am in love with this trend and I do hope it still stretches out into the cold season, because there are so many looks and styles to don with these type of skirts that I feel one season would never be enough. We’re just getting started for God’s sake! Well, now that you too have got a good idea about styling a maxi skirt, you should start planning a skirt shopping trip to this amazing website 'stalkbuylove' as they have the best maxi skirts I'd ever want anybody to rock! 

Photographed by : Shishta Maurya



  1. Love maxi skirts, its been long i have worn one! You have tempted me to buy one now ! Nice post and tips :
    ) You look great as always

    1. How sweet of you to say that!! Thank you so much darling! :* You are the best :D

  2. Two thumbs up !!! . . .and I totally love the way u write :)

  3. Hey there Luv, I am so in love with the colour of the skirt. Its the right color for this season. but the shirt is not too appealing as the skirt. May be toning down the colour of cropped/knotted shirt would look more elegant. I love the idea of pairing the skirt with the shirt. Both are too contrasting. And sometimes too contrasting can lead to too much of OTT. And with accessories dear, too much of elements can ruin the look. either have printed shoes with simple bag or printed bag with simple shoe. Hope this will help you. and hope you like the idea too. xoxo KalyaniKsa

    1. Hey! Nice to hear from you. Its really overwhelming that I have somebody who's giving me suggestions rather than just appreciating my style ideas without thinking much! Thank you so much, and I will try to pair up something according to your vision too!! Love. :)