While maxi dresses may always have a special place in summer trends as a go-to for instant, comfortable warm-weather glamour, it’s become pretty clear that maxi skirts have taken their place as the trendiest way to keep cool this upcoming season. Flowing fabric, long lengths, and the importance to be extra mindful of proportions make maxi skirts a not-so-easy trend to pull off, but for those who succeed, the look is romantic but still breezy with a boho-inspired feel, and undeniably comfortable. Sultry sheer panels and fun florals make these ultra-long skirts pretty, edgy, and summer-festive (especially when cinched with a wide belt), and fanciful pleats give them that extra movement so you don’t look or feel like you’re wearing a sheet. Paired with the right sleek blouse or colorful tank (or even a fitted blazer for those chillier nights out) and you’ve got yourself a bevy of day or not options for a look that’s laidback-luxe.
– Alexandra Gambardella