I have to confess I haven't worn a long skirt in a really long time. Maybe never, come to think of it. Being 6' tall (or 5'12" as I like to say), long skirts, dresses, etc are usually too short for me and hit me at that incredibly awkward mid-calf length. But lately, I've seen some longer options that sit lower on the hips and have been drawn to the gorgeous boho chic style of a colorful long skirt, paired with a simple tank and a fun chunky necklace. Long skirts like this have a certain Auntie Mame quality that is irresistibly glamorous.
Two of Charlotte's most stylish women favor them. Barrie Benson wore one for her Southern Living photoshoot.
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Capitol owner Laura Vinroot Poole fabulously styled a long skirt with a simple oxford shirt and patterned belt for her Garden and Gun photoshoot.
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Rachel Bilson pairs a long skirt with a simple white tank for a casual look.
Olivia Palermo puts a dressier twist on it, adding a classic oxford and metallic sandals.
I have started hunting for a long skirt, myself. Here are a few that I love:
Tory Burch does boho chic better than anyone, and this skirt is no exception. My mom had a very similar skirt in the 1970's that I wish I could fit in!
If you don't want to invest as much, this Anthropologie version is so chic. The fitted natural waist and flat front are so flattering. I would pair it with a simple black tank, a big turquoise necklace, a straw tote, and flat sandals for daytime.
And if you want to really do a maxi skirt on a budget, this Forever 21 version is fun with a drawstring waist. I do think it looks less expensive than the others, but it could be a good way to test the long-skirt-waters before spending a lot.
Do you have a long skirt?