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Style How-To: Max Out Your Maxiskirt

The following is a guest post from our friends at FabSugar.

From runway to street style, there is no questioning the popularity and dramatic allure of the maxiskirt. Stylish celebs like Kate Bosworth, Olivia Palermoand supermodel Hilary Rhoda have shown us just how chic it can be, for day or night. The challenge is wearing it without looking overdressed or, worse, like a grandma (note: we love our grandmas). The maxi is surprisingly versatile, and with the right styling pieces, you can wear it anywhere from the office to a weekend brunch to a chic party. We take three skirts and a closet full of basics to create six fabulous looks. Take note, and go long!

source: WWD

1. Daytime Refined: The fitted black skirt and a black blazer create a long, lean and totally professional silhouette. Add a colorful sweater and add a belt to create a waist.

From top left, clockwise: All Saints maxiskirt ($35), J. Jill sweater($79), Newport News blazer ($69), London Rebel booties($43.10), Jil Sander belt ($188).

2. Urban Cool: If you're a downtown hipster, a leather jacket is a must. Add some kick-ass boots and an edgy Alex Wang bag, and you've mastered tough chicness.

From top left, clockwise: All Saints maxiskirt ($35), Old Navy jacket ($199), Splendid tee ($74), Alexander Wang bag ($875), Moto boots($95.40).

3. Vintage Romantic: Our ALC skirt is irresistibly romantic when layered with an oversize sweater, floral scarf and bohemian jewelry.

From top left, clockwise: Coldwater Creek scarf($39.99), Elizabeth and James top($183), Me and Ro necklace($365), ALC skirt ($693), Cacharel cardigan ($292.50), Marciano booties($119) .

4. Evening Glamour: A maxiskirt for evening is ladylike and dramatic--just add a gorgeous top and earrings. The cropped blazer makes it more put-together, but is totally optional.

From top left, clockwise: Bing Bang earrings ($118), Velvet top ($163), Haute Hippie blazer ($495), ALC skirt($693), Stella McCartney bag ($861.85), Lauren by Ralph Lauren shoes ($49.99).

5. Parisian Chic: Simple and classic, just layer a deep-V sweater over your maxi and keep accessories to a minimum.

From top left, clockwise: Kyler earrings ($68), Jessica Simpson beret ($26.60), Topshop skirt ($90), Joie sweater ($101.99), Fergie shoes ($89.95).

6. Laid-Back Weekend: A little cropped sweater, a denim jacket and rugged boots are all you need to take your maxiskirt on a laid-back weekend.

From top left, clockwise: Topshop jacket($85), Ralph Lauren hat($19.99), Topshop skirt ($90), Yigal Azrouel scarf ($390), Rag and Bone sweater ($252), Frye boots ($181).

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