Go Long :: maxi + leather

Sunday, March 1, 2015

The maxi skirt - the perfect marriage of casual edge and stylish ease. This staple piece gets updated with a side slit and comes in merlot, the color of the moment. With its modest length and flattering shape, maxi is the new mini. 
A casual layer in the form of leather keeps this look from appearing too stuffy. Shed the jacket once springtime hits. For warmer weather a simple shell serves as the perfect top - the black piping on this one adds interest and looks great with a printed headband.
This 16 inch initial necklace from Tiffany & Co. is one of my go-to pieces when I don't want to overpower an outfit with a statement necklace. I'm all about statement jewelry but minimal pieces give any outfit an effortless vibe.
Between the slit and the color, this skirt is one of my favorite pieces for fall and spring. 
A tribal-print headband in black and white is versatile while adding a boho feel. With bohemian chic styles trending this season, a printed accessory is a 
risk-free way to introduce a splash of this trend into your look. 
I decided to give my maxi an unexpected twist by adding texture and pattern. The easiest way to do this is through layers and accessories. 
Photos by Brooke Faison 
[maxi skirt: Loft, top: Ann Taylor, leather jacket: Guess, booties: Nordstrom, headband: American Eagle, necklace: Tiffany & Co., earrings: fine jewelry, leather bracelet: Michael Dawkins, spike bracelet: Stella & Dot, bangles: Alex & Ani]

As of late all I've wanted to wear are jeans, which is strange because usually I opt for dresses over anything else. But with irregular weather and the threat of snow every few days, I just don't feel like throwing on a dress and freezing my legs off. But what I can do is find a happy medium with a maxi skirt. 

I wore this outfit last weekend when it was in the 50s, but of course now the ground is covered in snow and it's in the 30s - what can ya do? But nonetheless, a maxi skirt is a great comprise for those not-too-cold, cold days when we're stuck between winner and spring. All you have to remember is go long - save those minis for summer!  
SHOP ::



51 comments:

  1. That is a really cool look. Stephen :o)

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  2. Such a pretty look! Love your makeup by the way :)

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  3. Cool look and perfect make-up, you look fab my fashion friend!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  4. I love this skirt! It's really sophisticated, think it's the leg split. You look really pretty in these pictures :) x
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  5. So beautiful!
    I love it...
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    Enjoy!

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  6. Love your outfit, this skirt is so pretty. ^^
    Have a nice week...

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  7. That wine red maxi is simply gorgeous. I love the sophisticated feel that this color brings to your outfit :)

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  8. You look gorgeous, Kathleen. And love your matching lip color with skirt.
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  9. I'm always afraid of styling maxis in the winter. I never know how to wear them lol! But you showed me easily it can be done with a pair of booties and a leather jacket! Love the color of the skirt too Kat!

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  10. You look great with this outfit!! :) Love your headband!

    Kisses,

    Babi
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  11. Great look
    love ur jacket

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  12. I like how your make-up match your outfit :)

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  13. Chic and edgy look. Love the cool leather jacket and the pretty maxi skirt! Happy Monday Kat!

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  14. You are totally rocking that maxi skirt!

    Abby
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  15. You are totally rocking that maxi skirt!

    Abby
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  16. Super cute outfit. You look adorable. I love the rich merlot skirt. Casual yet stylish. Great styling.

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  17. Love your maxi skirt. The color is beautiful. I love how you styled it.
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  18. I love this outfit, I would totally rock it to do everyday things and look fab doing it!

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  19. so beautiful.great pairing dear
    love love those rings
    cheers

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  20. Lovely outfit dear ^_^

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  21. The color of the skirt is stunning, Kat!

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  22. The skirt have a pretty color, perfect for wintertimes!

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  23. O my goodness you look beyond beautiful!! Your skirt, your jacket, top, booths everything is fabulous! Adorable look doll! <3

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  24. beautiful as always! <3 :) That maxi skirt looks so pretty & I love your tribal print headband as well.

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  25. Oh Kat! You are totally rocking this look! :)
    I loooooove the beautiful skirt you are wearing- maxi skirts have always been my favorite and the fact that it is in such a beautiful deep purple color, just makes it that much better! I really like that you decied to wear a leather jacket and that head band- the combination just screams grungy and laid back!
    Keep up the great style, it is definitely a pleasure to look at! <3

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  26. Your eyes are gorgeous <3
    xoxo,
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  27. Looks amazing on you, such a beautiful colour. Love the Tiffany and Co also. I got my first one last Christmas and it has quickly become a part of my every day look.

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  28. Great outfit!! Love the skirt, such a beautiful colour)
    xo

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  29. This weather makes me miss wearing my stack of dresses too. I am loving the maxi skirt most especially the lip colour you are wearing ,i think they are a perfect match.

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  30. Lovely Outfit. I love your beautiful face :)

    Patty :)
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  31. I just love maxi skirts and I agree a great compromise in this crazy weather! I love the way your outfit is so perfect for a transition to spring with the added chic leather jacket! The layering is just perfection and of course so are the accessories! I think the booties are just such a fantastic finishing touch!

    Rebecca
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  32. Oh, I Like your blog and your style of writing! Also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! Great job! I know that it requires so much time to update blog, but keep doing it!)
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

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  33. I always like how you spice up your outfits with accessories :) xx Maja
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  34. Nice blog, dear :)
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  35. Absolutely love this look! Stunning!
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  36. I've never tried maxi and leather together.. but it looks absolutely amazing on you! Edgy and chic.. Love the colors :)

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  37. LOVE everything about this look! You are stunning!

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  38. great look doll! love the colors and head piece!
    xox
    borka
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  39. You look so gorgeous!
    love your skit! Especially the color!
    xx

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  40. Beautiful outfit, you look so chic!

    Camille xo

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  41. I'm in love with your skirt it sooo nice ... you are nice. This outfit fits you perfectlly :* :)

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  42. Love the headband adds a nice touch to the whole look. And soon it will be warm enough for me to start wearing these!

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