Sartorial Medley: Maxi-mum Style

Earlier this week, fellow blogger and friend Hailey of Discourse of a Divine Diva posted her monthly series of Sartorial Medley.  Each month she has a different theme and this time it was all about the maxi.  I decided to join in on the fun since I am a recent (as of last summer) convert to the long skirted silhouette.  Anthropologie Tigridia Maxi Skirt

My maxi collection currently consists of three dresses and three skirts.  Although I have shown this skirt a couple of times here on the blog, I wanted to show it in a different way.  As I have mentioned before in previous posts, I am not a tucker.  For some reason I have created a phobia about tucking my shirt in so that when I do it, it really stands out to me.  Being short waisted, I have read all kind of proportion tips about having your shirt out rather than tucking it in to create the illusion of a longer torso.  While I still feel more comfortable having my shirt hang loose, I really wanted to show this skirt almost as a dress.

I have always worn this skirt with coral tops and this time I decided to change it up and go with the bright blue that is in the skirt.  It is just a simple tee, but with it tucked in, belted, and a necklace added, it takes on a casual, yet fun look.
Anthropologie Tigridia Maxi Skirt

This skirt flows so beautifully and I love that it has curved slits on the side.  And although there is technically not fuchsia in the skirt, these low wedge sandals go with the bright color theme that is happening here.Anthropologie Tigridia Maxi Skirt

I wore the skirt very high waisted and belted it right under the bust on the smallest part of my waist.  This is a nice departure from the way I typically wear skirts and I attest that to the several bloggers I follow who wear items this way.

There has also been some conversations I have read lately on several blogs and other social media feeds from both readers and writers about how the maxi is not for plus size or shorter ladies (I am 5′-5″).  That type of thinking is part of the reason I stayed away from this length of skirt for so many years.  I never even tried them on!

Throughout the years, hemlines have gone up and down in trends and I know that the maxi has been extremely popular for several years now.  The personal choices that I have made with wearing these long skirts have been a cross between form and function.  First point being form is that I really think they are beautiful.  Textiles have always been so precious to me and this type of skirt gives me an opportunity to really show off a lot of it.

Secondly is because of function.  I admit I am a bit of a conundrum when my personality and wardrobe meet.  This has been the case ever since I was a little girl.  I was the little one who begged her mother to get a “poofy” dress with crinoline and lots of lace to look all pretty and then turn around to climb on the jungle gym to hang upside down, totally oblivious to the fact that my skirt was swirling around my head.  Unfortunately, I am still somewhat the same way, not with hanging upside down though.  I love to wear skirts and then go tromp around in a lumber yard digging around for just the right piece of wood for my next home project.  So on those days I know I am going to be getting in and out of a car and bending over, the maxi is the perfect way for me to look fabulous and still look like a lady when moving around a lot.

Anthropologie Tigridia Maxi Skirt

Anthropologie Tigridia Maxi Skirt

Outfit Details:

Tigridia Maxi Skirt: Anthropologie (similar)

Blue Tee: LOFT (similar)

Catalina Snakeskin Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)

Faux Ostrich Belt: Unknown Brand via Poshmark seller aliser (similar)

Fuchsia Wedge Sandals: Merona via Goodwill of Orange County (similar)

Pink Raffia Clutch: LOFT via Poshmark seller livluvshop (similar)

How do you feel about the maxi length in skirts and dresses?  Do you think it is a trend that is overdone or do you think it is a classic that is here to stay?

Today’s Postivity Note

I have too many flaws to be perfect.  But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful.

Be Blessed!

Janeane

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4 comments

  1. Love this look! This palette is gorgeous, and your accessories really tie things together and lend a summery vibe. I love multi-color prints like this because you don’t have to match your accessories perfectly. I’ve tucked my tops into my skirts for years, and I think that it flatters my figure more than an untucked top. It doesn’t work with all skirts, though. Sometimes I use a wide belt to hide an awkward waistline and make the look more streamlined.

    I’m so pleased you teamed up with Sartorial Medley this month! I need to get my post together for it, too. Like you, I’ve only been wearing maxis for a year, but now they’re my go-to for stylish comfort.

    ❤ Liz
    http://www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

    1. I have to say Liz, you have been my most influential person when it comes to tucking in my shirts. This look especially. Maxis are a wonderful addition to my wardrobe and I am so glad we both have “found” them.

  2. This is such a gorgeous look! You know I am a sucker for the prints and colors too. Not only do I want this skirt, but I want it to be some pretty curtains or really awesome outdoor furniture as well. I just love it!! I am so glad you started getting in on the maxi trend. I really can’t live without them. I finally counted my maxis: I have 11 dresses and 3 skirts.

    Thank you for joining in the this month! Also, I need to sign up for Poshmark!

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