I’ve had this black maxi for several years, but I haven’t worn it much. I think it must have migrated to the back of my closet! Does that ever happen to you? I pulled it out recently and decided to give it new life with these easy black maxi skirt outfits for summer. But first, let me tell you about the skirt.

 

Why I love this particular maxi

Length is always an issue for me. This maxi skirt has a ruched fold-over waist, so tall girls like me can just unfold it and get 6″ more length! Average height or petite gals can fold over the waist as much as needed. Brilliant! It has a pull-on style with a little bit of stretch, so it’s very comfortable. The side slit goes to the knee, but I took mine up about 6 inches. I’m wearing a medium, and it fits true to size.

This exact skirt is still available at Nordstrom and comes in four colors and in regular and petite sizes. It’s currently 33% off and under $30! All sizes are in stock as of this writing. Here is a similar black maxi from Macy’s with a comfort waist, interesting seaming on the front, and all 5-star reviews.

I own other pieces from this brand, Bobeau. I find their styles to be fashionable, comfortable, flattering, and versatile. Their prices are equivalent to what you’d find at Loft or Ann Taylor, and they have regular and plus sizes. They’re currently offering 30% off with the code SUMMERDEALS.

 

Outfit #1: Black Maxi Vacation Style

This black maxi skirt is ideal for travel because it’s very comfortable, and its versatility allows for dressing up or down. My split-back faded leopard tank, coral belt, woven purse, and lightweight hoop earrings are all from Anthropologie. The purse is sold out, but I linked one I like even more below. This outfit is definitely going in my suitcase for our next cruise!

How to style a black maxi skirt 3 ways in summer by Lisa at Midlifeinbloom.com Featured image

How to style a black maxi skirt 3 ways in summer by Lisa at Midlifeinbloom.com Featured image

 

Outfit #2: Maxi with Graphic Tee and Sneakers

I traded in the jeans for my comfortable black maxi skirt and added a few shiny accessories to create this casual and fun daytime look. I’ll be wearing this one for shopping, breakfast or lunch out, a summer concert, or most of all for playing with my little grand buddy. Our second little grandbaby arrives in October, and we find out the gender tomorrow!

How to style a black maxi skirt in summer by Lisa at Midlifeinbloom.com

How to style a black maxi skirt in summer by Lisa at Midlifeinbloom.com

“Grandma Life” tee (multiple colors) // other Grandma names here // other graphic tees here //
these sneakers would be adorable

 

Outfit #3: Dressed up Maxi with Polka Dots

I love a classic polka dot top, and the ruffle shoulder detail on this one sold me. I added platform sandals (currently 40% off) and used the same coral belt to finish this outfit for a chic summer evening look.

I’ve linked a few other shirts I love that would look great with this maxi. The one-shoulder tops are especially cute, but I know not everyone feels comfortable with their upper arms. The off-the-shoulder one and large-polka dot linen top are beautiful options if you like more upper arm coverage.

How to style a black maxi skirt in summer by Lisa at Midlifeinbloom.com

How to style a black maxi skirt in summer by Lisa at Midlifeinbloom.com

If you’re building (or adding to) a capsule wardrobe, a black maxi is worth considering if you don’t own one yet. You can wear it year round, including summer, it will never be out of fashion, and you can style it multiple ways!

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