And then I Learned to MAXImize

Location: Kurumba, Vihamanafushi, Maldives

Location: Kurumba, Vihamanafushi, Maldives

Like I said in my previous (and first ever) post These Boots were Made for Walking, being short somehow poses a challenge fashion-wise. There are some pieces you think you just can’t wear. In the past, I never really thought I would be able to wear boots, but now I own several pairs and love wearing them for comfort and style. It turns out that boots vary in shapes and forms, and I only have to choose pairs that will cover just enough part of my legs without making them look shorter (of course, I will never be able to wear those thigh-high boots, but I really do not think they are stylish, anyway) and pair them with bottoms that can accentuate the legs (ones that can make the legs look slimmer or longer). I usually pair my boots with tights, shorts, and skirts or dresses whose length falls just above the knees or shorter.

Two other clothing pieces that I never thought I could wear were maxi skirts/dresses and palazzo pants. When the hype for long, floor-length skirts, dresses, and pants surfaced, I never dared to buy one, since I initially thought they would dwarf me. However, seeing them everywhere eventually made me give in and decide to give them a try.Surprisingly, they didn’t look bad on me at all (I think a lot of it had something to do with guts and confidence, though — and yes, these two are some of the best fashion weapons a girl can ever have.)! I’ve bought several pieces since then. πŸ™‚

male city palazzo pants cropped top

Location: MalΓ© City, Maldives

I find maxi skirts and dresses and palazzo pants really fresh and fab, and so I think every girl should own at least one of each, which they can either dress down or glam up. They can be worn on days when you just want to go malling or run some errands by pairing them with a simple tank or cropped top and flats or sandals, while jazzing them up with chunky accessories and a pair of heels or wedges will get you ready for a formal event or a swanky party.

In our recent trip to Maldives, I wore my tie-dyed maxi skirt and my all-time favorite black palazzo pants. I paired them both with cropped tops, flats, and some funky accessories. In my opinion, they look so touristy, comfy, and very stylish!

Photo 1:

  • tie-dyed maxi skirt – Monster Closet Manila
  • cropped top – Apartment 8
  • peep-toe flats – Grendha
  • choker – WWW (SM Ladies’ Accessories)
  • watch: Swatch

Photo 2:

  • palazzo pants – Betty
  • cropped top – (part of a maxi skirt-cropped top pair) – Genevieve Gozum
  • peep-toe flats – Grendha
  • wooden necklace – bought in a local accessories shop in Thailand
  • carry-all tote bag – Ralph Lauren
  • watch – Swatch

Photos by: Emir Sicangco

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4 thoughts on “And then I Learned to MAXImize

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