Now that I'm growing out of my clothes faster than you can say "baby," I've had to be a little more creative than usual with my outfits...that and repetitive. While playing with my clothes the other day, I realized I could wear my maxi skirts as dresses!!
Maxi Skirt + Belt + Cardigan/Jacket
For this first outfit, I belted the skirt and threw on a jacket to make it modest. (Not a fan of the white t-shirt under tank tops, tube tops, strapless, whatever, to make it more modest... There are better ways than that..)
thrifted American Eagle denim jacket, $5 (similar); Target maxi skirt, $16; thrifted white belt, $1 (similar); Target clog sandals (similar in camel)
Maxi Skirt + Cardigan/Jacket + Statement Necklace
For this one, I had a meeting that day so I tried to dress down the leopard as much as I could by pairing it with low-key items like a black blazer and black booties topping it all off with a gold statement necklace. No belt this time! It was freeing...even if it made me look shapeless...but sometimes I dig that..
thrifted Ann Taylor blazer, $5 (similar); leopard print dress I cut into a skirt via an online Asian boutique (similar); Anthropologie necklace (similar); Ros Hommerson oxford heels, $26 (similar)
Cardigan/Jacket + Belt + Maxi Skirt
The next predictable combo...the belted cardi/jacket! Be sure to button the cardigan where you're going to belt it. I tried it unbuttoned and it looked like curtains over my boobs. Not pretty. I think this would work especially well with long cardigans!
Old Navy cardigan, $17; thrifted belt, $1 (similar); thrifted Eddie Bauer skirt, $3 (kinda close); Target clog sandals
This isn't just for those who are with child. Wearing a maxi skirt as a dress can work for anyone! Just belt at your natural waist (the smallest point of your torso) to accentuate the hour glass shape or go shapeless if you're hitting the buffet. No shame. Just invite me if you are.