Forget the ‘X’ factor, and make way for the ‘maxi’ factor.
A trend that will never fall short, the printed maxi skirt has breezed back with a vengeance. Boldly patterned versions of the floor-grazing looks are sweeping through the chic set, going to great lengths to prove that minis aren’t the only must for summer.
Model Miranda Kerr recently floored us in an Isabel Marant sidewalk-scraping silhouette, as she floated through New York City with her son, Flynn. Who would have thought sheer, leopard-print could be so cool.
With a more boho bent, Katie Holmes dressed down in a multi-coloured Tsumori Chisato pleated skirt, splashed with an artsy, illustrated print and a zig-zag panel at the waistband. A loose white tee, Coach sunglasses and red Chloé ‘Lauren’ scalloped-edge, ballet flats completed her casual outing.
Singer-starlet Selena Gomez took her look to the max with a hippie-luxe Free People ‘Maracana’ silk skirt with lace detail at the top, paired with a simple black tank. Free People’s distressed, brown ‘Spellbound’ ankle boots and the label’s round ‘Pladium’ metallic-tinted, tortoise sunnies brought some funky festival-inspired flair to her street style. Dolce & Gabbana’s white ‘Sicily’ tote was a sleek finish.
Also skirting the issue, Jessica Alba embraced the longer hemline and the fine print with her off-duty look. Awash in blue-green hues, tempered by a beige jumper, this effortless exit could easily have taken the actress-mom from the playground to a backyard party.
Topshop Red Bandana Print Maxi Skirt
Warehouse Tie Dye Printed Maxi Skirt
MSGM Aztec Print Maxi Skirt
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