To The Max(i)

by Courtney Lyons


Maxi skirts are really annoying.

There, I said it. 

Don’t get me wrong here. I would walk into any store right this second and purchase 43 different maxi skirts, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still annoying. 

They collect dirt, they make you trip and they prompt men everywhere to wonder (and ask) why you are wearing a “formal gown.”

But of all the really irritating qualities of a maxi skirt, the fact you can only really wear it twice a year is the most annoying quality.

Okay, Okay, I know; there is no rule that prevents you from wearing a maxi skirt more than two times. 

But a maxi skirt is not like a pair of jeans or a T-shirt that you can maneuver around with and wear twice a week. A maxi skirt is a look with in itself. And once you’ve worn that look once or twice, everyone and their mother knows about it thanks to good ol’ social media. 

So when you try to wear it for a third time, you-know-who comes out of nowhere screeching “DIDNT YOU WEAR THAT TO CARRIE’S PARTY oh AND LISA’S TOO?”

Just like that, you’re screwed.

By girl law, you have to wait at least 4 months before you wear it and again by then it will be out of season so you might as well just wait until next year. 

But here comes the really sad part, think about how much you spent on that skirt. 

A decent amount of cash, right? Enough to buy multiple outfits with! So here you are, broke and stuck with a skirt you can barley ever wear. 

And while my first instinct is to tell you, “who cares what they think? Wear that maxi-skirt-ensemble as much as you want!”

I can’t tell you that. 

Because although you shouldn’t care what they think, you also shouldn’t jeopardize your style by wearing the same outfit over and over again in the process. 

So what are you to do now? 

This… 

With just a few safety pins and an open mind, any person can turn there maxi skirt into a top, even you grandma!

Pairing it with jean shorts that I cut myself and my own home made shoes, I felt like a walking Pintrest board.

But a cool Pintrest board. 

Until next time xx

Courtney