Black and White

posted on: 8/07/2012

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{Top: Old Navy | Skirt: Similar | Sandals: Target | Bag: Similar (Gap circa 2009)}

If you are thinking, 'man, I've got to get a white maxi skirt' I'm going to stop you. It took me all of 12 months to figure out another way to wear this skirt again. First time with grey, next with black. Ingenious. I've tried a lot of tops in my closet with this skirt and for some reason, it's quite hard to mix in. I think it's the fit more than the color, but still. Or maybe I should encourage you to get a white maxi skirt -- then I can steal ideas from you. 

Did you hear that? Everyone needs a white maxi skirt, STAT. 

98 comments:

  1. This is so cute! Glad you finally found something to wear with it! I can understand feeling like you have a simple piece that will go with anything...and it doesn't. Haha Very cute!

    sincerelysk.blogspot.com
    SK

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  2. I bought a white jersey knit maxi skirt last year and I love it! I pair it with black, teals, blues, bright colors in general.

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  3. I have a grey skirt that I have no idea what to do with it either. Wore it once with a white tee.  Almost wore it again today with a different white tee.  FAIL.  Love that old navy top, it surprisingly looks fancy!

    xoxo Jessica
    www.mystylevita.com

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  4. Kendi you are so funny, but I won't be getting a white maxi skirt until I grow about 4-5 more inches. I've been following you forever, and the new blog design is cute!

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  5. I have a red maxi skirt that I cannot find a single thing to go with it and I do think it is the fit and not the color. This one is cute and I like the black and white. -Heidi  http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

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  6. Very cute! Maxi skirts in general can be hard to wear, I find....they can look baggy without the right top. You did a beautiful job with this outfit!

    Kate
    Something Ivory

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  7. I love the combination of neutrals. I want to wear a white skirt on Friday for my birthday and am having trouble coming up with a great shirt combo... maybe it's a white skirt thing not a white maxi skirt thing.

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  8. I made a white maxi skirt and I feel like I have the same issue!!! 
    p.s. love how you changed up your blog! 
    xo Hannah 
    http://myrunawaystyle.blogspot.com

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  9. You look so chic and elegant! I love the skirt. You convinced me right away! Now I need a white maxi skirt. But what could I pair it with...?

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  10. This looks so easy & comfortable, but totally chic.  Love lightweight maxis like this for summer :)

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  11. I love the simplicity of this outit!  It's so pretty and it looks so effortless!  And okay fine, I'll go out and buy a white maxi skirt as soon as possible.  Just because you said so.

    daydreamer-alifestyleblog.blogspot.com

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  12. Cute, cute outfit! You look like a chic traveler! I feel your pain on the skirt. I have a purple one that I'm struggling with right now...

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  13. Hi, can I have your closet? Your outfit is perfect.

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  14. I have the same problem with my white skirt. It's also not quite maxi length (tea length?) so I feel weird pairing it with almost anything, haha... Maybe it's the color, too?


    Miahttp://www.miamoore.net

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  15. Very beautiful and comfortable combination. 
    I like your belt and sandals very much :)

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  16. Love this combo!  Black and white, who knew?!

    You look gorgeous! 

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  17. White goes very good with brown and sea-foam green.

    Like here: A passion for brown...

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  18. Loving the neutrals Kendi! Isn't it funny how sometimes it's the simple items that are hardest to wear? You look beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia

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  19. That looks so cool! How about with plain white tee and a crazy belt? 

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  20. Haha...your post makes me laugh because I have a white skirt that I thought was going to be a piece of cake to style...and I've worn it like twice in a year. It's so much harder than it looks! You rock the white maxi super well though...and that does not look like an easy piece to get right. Work it, girl! 

    www.butshoppingmakesmehappy.blogspot.com

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  21. A very beautiful outfit! Great done, well but I can imagine that the skirt may be not easy to combine, the fit looks quite well "wide, loose and casual" - but it looks wonderful with the black top! 

    xxx anita

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  22. I really like this laid back outfit! I have a mermaid style maxi skirt, and it is so hard to find a way to wear it without looking like I dressed myself with my eyes shut. I'll get there one day, in the meantime, I think I'll just steal your take on the white maxi. 

    xoxo,
    Genie

    www.uniqueandchicstyle.blogspot.com

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  23. i can't seem to find any maxi skirt that i think looks flattering on me/that i like. i just came around to maxi dresses--but you look great here! great look :)

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  24. Loving the new layout of your site, btw! :)

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  25. oh way to go, kendi.  i've been saying this for months, YEARS and now watch...you say it and everyone and their uncle goes and buys a white maxi skirt.  on a more positive note...i approve of this.  and i know how much that means to you.  so...i win. 

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  26. Love the new look of the blog!  And the honesty in the post.  I won't(will) buy a white maxi!  (maybe)

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  27. Love this neutral look.  Very classy.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  28. Very pretty as always. I'm scared of maxi skirts and maxi clothes. I'm a small girl. I'm not sure if I can pull it off. But someday I will try....

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  29. I have this skirt and only wore it ONCE too... I wore it with a read top but feel like with such a puffy skirt the top should be fitted...

    happymedley.blogspot.com

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  30. I have this same skirt and I wear it with a v-neck tee tied in a knot just below the waist with the skirt sitting at my natural waist.  I find it gives me some definition at the waist but lets the shirt be loose around the shoulders.  After seeing this I'm imagining it with a cobalt, sheer, button up tank I have... You look adorable so I'll have to give it a try!

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  31. pretty little fawnAugust 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    I have one that I've never worn! You've inspired me to dig mine out of the back of my closet now! And I just did an outfit post from Griffith Park, lots of vintage and dresses, stop by my blog and have a look if you like!

    www.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

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  32. Cuuutieeee patootie. Also, your feet being reversed but not being able to see your legs threw me for a loop there..

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  33. I like this look. oh and the new blog look! fab!

    christen
    http://fashionplatecheapskate.blogspot.com/

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  34. I hear you loud and clear!  My bank account, however, does not.  >insert sad face<

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  35. I think you look lovely in this outfit. I am sorry it is hard to find stuff to wear with it! That isn't good at all. But still you look great as always.
    Carlee
    http://almostendearing.blogspot.com/

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  36. Haha, I hate it when that happens! I wear a lot of bold colours, & love wearing my white maxi skirt with them- try wearing it with teal & orange, for example? Or maybe navy blue & purple? Or even the simple classic of red & black? If you're worried about the cut/ fit, maybe try tucking in slim-fit tops, into the skirt? =]

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  37. super cute black and white outfit!  some items of clothing are a little weird... super cute, but hard to mix it into a complete outfit... but you did a great job here!!  love it!!

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  38. LOVE. I love maxi skirts, and this is such a great outfit! (: very cute.

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  39. Gorgeous look! I have lookalikes of nearly everything but that skirt, so I'm super tempted :P

    Rose Evahttp://www.silhouetted.org

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  40. I love your conniving mind. White on the bottom can be difficult to style, thank goodness it's only ok to wear it during the summer.

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  41. You look great. I love your Old Navy blouse and it looks great paired with the white maxi skirt. :)
    xo Andrea

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  42. so simple and cute!

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  43. Cute, I like it! 
    I bought a white maxi skirt years ago and have worn it maybe five times. You make it look easy to mix up! 
    Cheers, 
    Bre
    http://27bre.blogspot.com

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  44. I really need a white maxi skirt, I just know I'll ruin it though so I keep holding off. Love the belt!
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    www.beijostiffany.com

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  45. love it :)

    http://the-caramel-dream.blogspot.com/

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  46. Kristina VillaruzAugust 7, 2012 at 1:38 PM

    Visiting from Steppin' Out Saturdays! New Follower here :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  47. Librarian on the RunAugust 7, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    I love the white maxi skirt - but DANG! I'd be so afraid that I'd get it dirty...or step on it and THEN make it dirty.... How about something nautical on top? White with navy stripes? I always think of navy/white stripes when I see a white bottom :)  Love the new design to the site, Kendi!

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  48. Librarian on the RunAugust 7, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    OH! Or chambray? I think you've done chambray and white jeans - or maybe I've just seen that on Pinterest.... hmm. 

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  49. White maxi skirt? You are brave, woman. Or maybe I am just super pathetic? 

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  50. I'm laughing so hard because when you posted your original white maxi skirt outfit with the gray top - I IMMEDIATELY went on the Gap website and bought the same exact one....and I've worn it once.  I can't style it to save my life!  And ironically I tried wearing it today.....and topped it with a basic black top as well.  Hardest piece EVER to wear for no good reason.

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  51. You read my mind! I want that skirt! No matter how hard it is to pair with tops... I'll just make black and gray tops with that skirt my uniform.

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  52. I love the cognac accents! I know how it feels to only wear a skirt twice in a whole year - I just posted on this! The. worst.

    www.highheelstosneakers.com

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  53. Ooh! Sexy new site?! And I love that belt breaking up the colours :)

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  54. I really like this with the tan accessories :)

    I had a white maxi skirt once - again, so hard to find things to wear it with, most colours looked to harsh against it. Ended up donating it as whenever I did wear it it never looked quite right, and of course I'd get it dirty :P

    AwayFromTheBlue.blogspot.com.au

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  55. I'm soo obsessed currently with maxi skirts....& this is no exception!  Totally a perfect summer uniform!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  56. I can see how that'd be hard to style. My problem would probably be keeping it clean, though.

    Kristin
    www.dressedandfed.com

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  57. I was worth the wait because it's a great outfit!

    www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

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  58. Blue, blue and white is fantastic. At least that's what I like :)

    stylishadventures.blogspot.com

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  59. Love this maxi! And yes I agree... white is hard on a maxi.

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  60. kendra genevieve roseAugust 7, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    That is such a pretty skirt, but i agree that it might be hard since it is white!
    nevertheless, you look adorable!
    Xx

    kendra-genevieve-rose.blogspot.com

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  61. Loving this skirt! I have been looking for a white maxi skirt for a long time!

    www.chevrontochiffon.com :)

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  62. love the Old Navy blouse! I already have it in yellow and light green, they're so versatile! I think you have the wrong link for it though...here's the right one, if it helps! http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?cid=72298&vid=1&pid=114545&scid=114545062 

    I love what you do - keep up the great blog! :)

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  63. Oh if only i was brave enough to own a white skirt. Looks great on you Kendi!

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  64. wow, your hair was so long back then!

    is the skirt see-through ?  that would be a major deterrent to a white skirt...

    xo julesinflats.com

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  65. I love this outfit. It's a great mix of super simple pieces. Totally attainable. Love it.

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  66. You are the queen of the maxis :)
    xo Jenniferhttp://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  67. Kendi,
     
    I think this skirt is kind of the Halley's Comet of your closet.  It doesn't pass through very often, but it's pretty spectacular.  I love both outfits you've posted in it.  Also, thanks for the great SNL video...it was new to me and definitely made me giggle.

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  68. HappinessatmidlifeAugust 7, 2012 at 9:31 PM

    So simple & chic!  I don't own a white maxi and if I did - it would probably be so dirty before I leave the house. It never fails white = mess.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  69. I love how you styled it!!  That belt is awesome!
    -amy
    www.dreamingincashmere.com

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  70. When in doubt, go for basic black and white.  Classic, and never fails to make me feel quite Audrey-esque {My Fair Lady when Eliza's at Ascot, anyone?}.

    Love that other comment about it being like Hailey's Comet - quite right.

    Melanie
    Style to Stage

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  71. Cute!! I love those shoes.  


    www.studentswife.com

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  72. Love the outfit! I love my white maxi!

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  73. Hahaha, yeah white isn't always the most optimal color on me. I'm thinking if I do a maxi it'll be a dress versus skirt because then I'd feel like I'd wear it more with vests and tied shirts, but I guess I could do that with skirt too, so hmmm going to have to give that some more thought

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  74. I bought this skirt from GAP, as well. I have yet to wear it. It just hangs on my clothing rack; it taunts me. lol I like what you did here. Permission to borrow? :-)


    Whitney
    www.MyStylishFriends.com

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  75. perfect match of black and white, so lovely :)

    xoxo
    http://nadyagita.com

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  76. I love your blog for real. So witty.

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  77. Too funny - I put on a gray maxi skirt this morning and ended up changing (into a navy 3/4 length "maxi") because I couldn't figure out what to wear with the gray one. Love that top!

    Alyssa @
    http://ruffleandcurl.blogspot.com

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  78. Haha, things that are easy to match in theory but not in reality are so pesky! I feel ya! (But great job on this look!) 

    http://perpetuallycaroline.blogspot.com

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  79. Your outfits are always so simple and chic! I love this!

    http://livefreeandfashionable.wordpress.com/

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  80. That is such a cute outfit! The way you styled it looks like you are on vacation in a tropical place. Have you tried it with a brown ribbed tank and gold jewelry? Or with a white tank and a bold turquoise necklace? That's how I would wear it if they ever would make one in my length.
    I love your blog!

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  81. I love this outfit and you look amazing! So clean, simple and so chic xoxo

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  82. kristian satterleeAugust 8, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    I love my white maxi skirt, but its really more a cream than white, I suppose and fits differently. 

    Nonetheless, you look so stunning and put-together in this while still radiating a casualness to it. Rather like magazine models do, really.

    http://www.neverfullydressedwithoutastyle.blogspot.com

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  83. same skirt. same problem! I'm think I'm more afraid of getting it dirty taking public transit to work than having trouble pairing it with something....

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  84. I love your arrows pointing to each article.
    xo,
    Katie
    www.toliveforstyle.com

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  85. Ok, you've convinced me to buy that Old Navy top. 

    -Erin-
    http://onetwosummer.blogspot.com

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  86. Love the black and white combo! I have that same shirt from ON and it is on heavy rotation with some of my other summer favorites! 

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  87. Your so cute! I LOVE that you update your blog so often, please DON'T stop :)

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  88. A chambray top would look great also!

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  89. I've been wanting a white maxi.  Definitely checking out the one you linked to!

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  90. Captured by fashionAugust 9, 2012 at 7:17 AM

    Your blog is very nice :)

    http://capturedbyfashion.blogspot.it/ 
    Do you follow me? Thanks :)

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  91. Well, maybe you've only shown it to us twice, but I LOVE the classic black/white/tan combo...you just can't go wrong with it!  Looks fab!

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  92. Haha, I am cracking up because I wore something almost exactly like this the other day: same blouse but in white, and a blue maxi skirt. Great minds, right?

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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