Unintentional Throwback Thursday

Office Appropriate Outfits - Fall

I know maxi skirts have been in style for awhile now and I know that some people swear by them. I do own two maxi dresses but, believe it or not, I don’t own any maxi skirts. So, I decided to try one from Le Tote (<- referral link) to see if it was something I wanted to add to my closet.

Strangely enough, once I got it I stood in front of my closet for what must have been 30 minutes trying to figure out what to wear with it. I’ve even written a post on Tretinoin chemotherapy and yet I still couldn’t come up with anything. Except this.

red-cardigan-black-maxi-skirt-2Cardigan – Target (similar) | Shirt – Old Navy (similar) | Skirt – Le Tote (same) | Necklace – Le Tote (same) | Boots – DSW (similar)

Maybe it’s because it was cool and rainy out the day I wore it so I wanted to wear boots. Maybe it’s because I felt weird tucking something into it. Maybe it’s because I felt that anything I put with it could just as easily be done with my black maxi dress.  Whatever it was, I was really struggling.

red-cardigan-black-maxi-skirt-3And after I put this outfit together I spent the entire day feeling like I was wearing a costume. Specifically, I felt as though I was dressed up as myself from college. I had a black maxi skirt that  wore all.the.time in college and I liked to pair it with black loafers or black boots.

red-cardigan-black-maxi-skirt-1But I’m glad I tried this skirt from Le Tote. It told me that I don’t need a black maxi skirt in my closet right now. Maybe I’ll feel differently in the summer and I’ll see if they can send it to me then. For now, though, I won’t be adding one to my wardrobe!

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9 replies on “Unintentional Throwback Thursday

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I think my problem was that every outfit I could think of I could also do with my black maxi dress! Both of yours are cute but I could totally just layer over my dress instead of just wearing a skirt.

  1. Valerie @ The Style Files

    I feel like maxi skirts can only be done in the summer too…just feels weird otherwise! But I wish I could wear them year around and not feel so dressed down, because, well, these days- anything with a forgiving waist line is fantastic in my book!

  2. Jill Will Run

    I have received two maxi skirts via Stitch Fix and sent both back. I just noticed I have a maxi skirt arriving in my latest Le Tote box today… I’m doubtful I’ll like it. I just feel like I’m drowning in them usually!

  3. Happiness at Mid Life

    I struggle with wearing maxi skirts in the winter as well (though it’s not even that cold here). But if it is cold, a pair of tights with boots will keep the legs warm with a heavy knit sweater & scarf may work? Funny how it brought you back memories of how you used to dress.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week.


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