Remember a few years ago when LuLaRoe came on the scene with its buttery soft leggings and wild patterns? I’ll be honest, it’s been a while since it was on my radar. However, my longtime friend, Christina, has been cheering on the TTT blog since the beginning and reached out to say how happy she was that she felt like all of the current LuLaRoe trends seemed to be right on.
To which I thought to myself, “oh yeah, remember LuLaRoe?”. So I started peeking around and was pretty impressed at what I was seeing. So in the spirit of women supporting women, Christina and I worked out a deal for me to feature one of the new items, the “Poppy” maxi skirt. Like what you see? You can visit her site and use my code for 15% off to snag your own.
Since we are into mid-August, a maxi skirt is a must for transitional wear and it has the uncanny ability to go from boho to elegant in a snap. This skirt is THICK so you can tell it will survive a ton of washes and feels so soft, which, I’m not surprised since comfort is very much their staple.
Maxi Skirt: LuLaRoe $46 ($39 with code Jesse15) For reference, I’m wearing a size XS and have room.
Classy and Fabulous
Losing it over this elegant style. Really any fitted top will do to make this come together, but the long sleeve makes me feel like a dang Disney princess. The waistline of this skirt is about two inches wide so this thick belt makes the contrast look seamless.
I went with a neutral texture and color, but a solid black would work too. For all of you who are holding out hope that your wide belts are going to come back into style, I’m not going to make any promises to you, but this one DEFINITELY works!
I paired with heels to keep the overall look dressy as opposed to dressed down.
Side note: this belt doesn’t have any loops so I took a paperclip and strategically weaved it into the pattern to hold it down so it wasn’t flopping all over the place. One of my quickest and easiest fixes. Last post, we used a paperclip to pull my hair back. Who would have known it was so versatile.
Why haven’t I thought of this before with my maxi skirts? I have no idea, but I’m ecstatic over this transformation. Honestly, I actually LOVED it without a belt at all. So swingy and comfortable. The tiers help to add volume while keeping a bit of shape without looking like a giant piece of fabric I just hiked up.
Even this way, it is still below the knee so I wouldn’t have to worry about any wardrobe malfunctions or wind gusts, even on an active day.
I belted it at one of the seam lines so it didn’t fight with the natural construction which feels like it was made to be worn this way and not a second-thought. No one needs to know!
Nip and Tuck
I said before that this is a thick fabric. If you want to wear your maxi, but the outside temp takes you by surprise, this is a really quick and easy trick to keep it from feeling too heavy.
Grab your maxi skirt from the knee on one side, pull it up, tuck it inside your waistband and secure it with a safety pin. You’ll need a big one given the weight of the garment. Don’t worry about harming the skirt, the fabric can definitely take it. Especially if you go for a pattern version. You’ll never know the difference.
If you don’t like the cascade look that I have here, you can do the same trick, but pull it UNDER and pin versus over. You’ll get the same high-low, Angelina Jolie effect this way too!
I love love love this LuLaRoe Poppy Maxi Skirt. The quality is excellent, the shape is classic and this print is ah-mazing. Don’t see a print you love on Christina’s site? Just send her a message and she can hook you up.
Which of these styles do you like best?