I'll admit that I was less than enthusiastic about maxi skirts and (especially) dresses when they first came on the scene. They seemed to be a bit sloppy and lazy, almost like the dress-version of sweatpants. But, while they can be worn that way, if accessorized well, they can instead look incredibly glamourous and not sloppy at all. In fact, the sheer proportion of them can add drama to an otherwise casual outfit.
Even though I paired this maxi with a t-shirt (creating a head-to-toe jersey ensemble), the jewelry (especially the necklace) heightens the look, and the knot in my tee adds shape and visual interest.
I was as comfortable in this outfit as I would have been in sweats, but the look wasn't nearly so casual or boring. I know you hear it all the time, but accessories really do make all the difference.
Neon pink pocket V-neck tee - Gap
Gray jersey maxi skirt - Target
Dolce Vita T-strap sandals - Urban Outfitters
Tarnished metal-balls necklace - Borrowed from my mother
Pavé cable link bracelet - J.Crew
Bangles - Forever 21
Signet ring - Urban Outfitters
Gold-ball ring - Target
Two-tone diamond watch - Citizen
Claddagh ring - Seventh Street Gifts
Pink pearl studs - gift from my father