I admit when I was in college I rarely wore a skirt that fell past my knees. Peep-toe pumps and a tight black skirt were the staple “go-to going out outfit” that screamed “I’m cookie-cutter but really cute so buy me a drink? Actually no, I shouldn’t even have to ask, forget it.” Now, I find myself drawn more and more to the Festival Chic trend that has been running rampant across women between the ages of 17 and 28 and totally feeling the flowy skirts and clean-cut bohemian vibe. With this comes the loose and elegant, although sometimes super sexy maxi skirt. Long and whimsical, or a-symmetrical with a bit of sex appeal, it still provides a relaxed look to any outfit. While you can find a maxi skirt anywhere now, there is a daring take on this simple piece that I am on the cusp of embracing: the double-slit maxi. Here are some of my favorites that I think can be tastefully styled without appearing too inappropriate
This floral printed Alejandro skirt from Stone Cold Fox is classy yet edgy with the zipper detail. Lauren Paul wears it below at Coachella, and proves that you don’t need to wear a denim thong (a.k.a short shorts) to look gorgeous at a music festival.
This simple cotton variation from Charlotte Russe comes in plus sizes as well as a variety of patterns and colors. Smart shopping at its finest.
Ok, this Tamara Mellon skirt is near $700, but if you can splurge and love to mix patterns (another trend we’ve seen this past year or so) then maybe give it a shot. It is absolutely stunning. A cheaper “version” is below, which is from Free People.
And last by not least, this floral-printed maxi from Urban Outfitters is a safe buy, as it is casual and fun for summer, but a little more modest with the slit depth. I really love how it can look almost formal with a structured crop top, but then beachy if you throw on a loose tank.