Winter to spring transition: how to style maxi skirts

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BP wedges in “natural” (back in stock!) Maison Jules top (last styled here)

I had the opportunity to tour & shoot at the beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner art museum this morning before it opened to the public – photography was previously not allowed throughout this museum, so it was a special treat! Nick was an art history minor so could easily lose himself amidst the paintings, whereas I loved the architecture and greenery of the stunning indoor courtyard.
isabella stewart gardner art museum courtyard boston yellow maxi dressIt was a balmy mid-60s today, so I decided to pull out a very sprightly piece that still provided full coverage for warmth. I love my maxi skirts and dresses, but don’t wear them too often in cooler weather since they usually have summery connotations. To make this sunny piece more seasonally-appropriate (and also to dress it down for casualwear), I added a warm, knit sweater and a cropped jacket in coordinating neutral colors.
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This maxi skirt from my friend is beautiful all-around, but will likely need alterations on someone my size and height both at the waist and in the length. For reference, the waist of an XS measures 16″ across the waist and 41″ long (costly to get hemmed due to the amount of material). how to style a maxi skirt dress petite spring casual outfitYou can barely see them in these photos, but my cork wedge sandals from last year just got re-stocked again in the “natural” color! I wore them for hours walking around today – they are great for several inches of extra height with barely any added weight on the feet. They do run narrow so I’d suggest going up half a size. See more pictures of them styled in these blog posts. isabella stewart gardner art museum boston italian courtyard garden

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