We Don’t See Enough Maxi Skirts!

It’s amazing how much of my inspiration lately has been pulled from television. While revisiting some Friends re-runs, I fell in love with a long floral skirt that the character Julie was wearing in the second season episode titled “The One With Breast Milk”. I love the knot at the top, and the romantic floral print. Please excuse the poor quality of the photo, and accept my apology that you can’t see the skirt in all its lengthy glory.

Now I’m craving floor-skimming skirts like never before, whether in flirty floral prints or in non-fussy light grays or charcoals. Maxi skirts are so simple, both functionally and aesthetically speaking, yet are such great statement pieces.

While there are some pricier skirts out there, like Emilio Pucci around $1,500 and Rick Owens at a slightly more modest $1,000, there are fortunately more attainable skirt choices. As usual, Target has come to the rescue this season with a range of long skirts at reasonable prices. I’ve included a couple of mid-range priced options for added eye candy and inspiration.

A chic, simple skirt combined with a basic top and a fabulous belt. BCBG Max Azria Jersey Maxi Skirt in Limestone, $98; bcbg.com.

Though not floor-skimming, this skirt is simple and to the point and can be worn during the day or at night. Adi Designs Long Chiffon Skirt in Charcoal, $34.99; target.com.

An intricate and colorful floral print skirt begs for warm weather and an easy-breezy top. Diane von Furstenberg Parisa Long Skirt in Scattered Petals, $298; dvf.com.

A basic skirt in a classic color at a can’t-go-wrong price. Mossimo Black Convertible Maxi Skirt in Charcoal, $21.99; target.com.

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