How to Wear Summer's Long Hippie Skirts This Fall

By Elizabeth Hannigan , last updated August 30, 2011

This summer, women everywhere were sporting long, ankle length hippie skirts all over town, at the beach, in the mall, at weekend barbecues, and even to some more dressy evening events. These skirts are extremely comfortable, make women look tall and slender, and are more elegant than shorter skirts depending upon their style and cut. In fact, these skirts are so great that many women are wishing that they could continue wearing them for as long as possible. The skirts seem so summery though, especially since you are probably used to wearing yours with tank tops and sandals. Fortunately for you, designers and professional stylists also want to continue wearing their maxi skirts into the fall and have come up with several ideas to help you transition them.


During the summer, you were probably wearing your long skirts with tank tops or camisoles. This fall, try pairing them with layered, long sleeve tissue tees. This will allow you to keep your slender silhouette while keeping your arms warm. If you are naturally very slender and are more into taking risks, you can pair your maxi skirt with a long, slouchy sweater like Mary Kate Olsen and models at the Max Azria and Missoni shows were doing. Stick with hippie skirts that are solid in color or have very subdued patterns or you may end up looking like a bag lady instead of a style maven.


Maxi skirts are so perfect with sandals. You can't wear sandals in the fall unless you happen to live in California or some other year-round sunny place though. Instead of freezing your feet in sandals this fall, you should pair your maxi skirt with flat, lace up boots. Boots will keep your feet warm and look good with floor length skirts. Combat boots are perfect and have that '90s look that is so popular right now.

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