Today I have to make a confession: I am not a summer person. I like the summer, but I only get really excited about it when I am on vacation or on Sunday’s when I can relax – basically when I don’t have to be physically active : ) As soon as I have to work or run errands I get annoyed by the heat. Spring and fall, that are my seasons. During those, I feel completely comfortable, but summer? Not so much. But of course summer brings amazing things with it: Spending time outside, swimming in lakes or pools, BBQ’s with friends, getting tanned, sleeping with open windows, lots of fruits and veggies.
Fashion wise, I have the same problem every year when summer makes its first appearance: I don’t know how to dress myself. I open my closet and nothing seems to be fitting my style.
To sum it up: When it comes to food and drinks, summer is my favorite! But when it comes to fashion, I don’t know what to wear, but have no problem feeling comfy with my clothes in spring and fall.
So last week the temperature raised up and I was faced with my summer-closet-problem. Standing in front of my closet already getting annoyed, the maxi skirt came back into my head. I’ve been thinking about adding it to my summer wardrobe since they started to pop up everywhere, I think, two years ago. But I was wondering: Can I wear a maxi skirt with my body? My answer was no. But do you want to know a funny thing? Before last week I never even tried one on! All my doubts were only made in my head.
So to solve my closet problem last week, I finally went to town and shopped around at H&M. After getting second opinions from my friends, I asked myself again: Can I wear a maxi skirt with my body? This time my answer was yes! And what can I say, I love my black H&M maxi skirt. It feels so summery and easy, can be combined with pretty much anything, can be dressed elegant for a dinner with the bf on a summer night or easy going for a Sunday BBQ with friends. It is so versatile in its style!
Maybe I am not the only one with my summer-closet-problem and not the only one doubting if she can wear a maxi dress, so I thought I would share my inspiration and ideas with you. I started pinning some pictures on Pinterest HERE and create a little collage for you this morning.
So what I loved so far:
- Combining a maxi skirt with simple T-shirts: Adding a pop of color with this one or keeping it simple with a gray basic shirt
- Or trying an elegant version with a blouse like this one. Of course the options here are endless. Stripes, dots, colors, textures, patterns…
- I haven’t tried it yet, but combining the maxi skirt with a jeans blouse is high on my list
Do you have a maxi skirt in your closet? How do you combine it? And have you also hesitated wearing a maxi skirt at first?