Wearing a maxi dress as a maxi skirt

To participate in the latest “Style Me Friday” challenge at The Fashionista Next Door — this week’s challenge is maxi skirts — I was inspired to turn one of my maxi dresses into a maxi skirt! I was drawn particularly to Atlantic-Pacific’s purple maxi skirt + denim jacket look, as seen here and here in upper right of this collage, so I layered one of my own denim jackets over my new berry-colored maxi dress.

Librarian for Life + Style | Wearing a maxi dress as a maxi skirt

For a bit more interest, I added a multi-strand, coral-colored necklace, as well as a striped tote bag, both of which my mom gifted to me this past year. Thanks, Mom! I kind of love the combo of all the different berry and pink shades.

Librarian for Life + Style | Denim jacket and coral beaded necklace

Librarian for Life + Style | Wearing a maxi dress as a maxi skirt

Details:  Maxi dress:  Old Navy, gift-carded this summer  /  Denim jacket:  Kohl’s, old  /  Pewter sandals:  Target, this spring  /  Coral beaded necklace & striped tote bag:  Gifted from my mom  /  Vintage sunglasses:  My mom’s, updated with my prescription this spring

Librarian for Life + Style | Denim jacket and coral beaded necklace

And here are two other ways I’ve worn this maxi dress:

Librarian for Life + Style | Maxidress remixing

Link ups:  Style Me Friday  /  Three-fer Thursdays  /  Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday  /  Friday Favorites Remix  /  Casual Fridays  /  Friday’s Fab Favorites  /  Simple Easy Style  /  Favorite Fashion Friday  /  Pinned and Did It Link Party  /  Monday Bloom


26 thoughts on “Wearing a maxi dress as a maxi skirt

  1. Katie @ Stress and Stars

    Very cute! I recently bought a button-up soft denim shirt that I’ve been trying to figure out what to do with… I wonder if it would look good styled like that with my brown maxi skirt? Hm. Thinky-thoughts.

    I do love that deep color in that dress. Color explosions are the best, in my personal opinion.

  2. Amber =)

    Love that dress! I’ve tried the maxi dress as a skirt thing before, but I haven’t tried it with my denim jacket. That will definitely be something I try when it cools down some here in Nashville!

  3. Kate

    Needless to say, I like the way you styled it. (I previously wore a denim jacket buttoned over a purple maxi, having been inspired by Blair from A-P.) Although it’s relatively simple, I actually really like the way you belted it in a previous look.

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style

      Awww, thanks so much, Cheryl! I hesitated about putting up that last pic, the closeup of my smile, but that was my husband’s favorite shot of the day. He often says he just keeps clicking away on the camera, even when I say we’re done, b/c sometimes he captures shots like those! 😀

  4. Brynn

    Your outfit looks great, Jen! I love the fit of that jacket – you look teeny tiny in it!! I also like the addition of the coral necklace. You’re right that it looks lovely with the purple of your skirt!



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