5 Maxi Skirts & Dresses for Cooler Weather

Summer conjures up images of floaty skirts and lightweight fabrics in bright colors, and come fall, we sometimes forget about this aspect of our wardrobe. But since we have a serious love affair with all things pretty, we've found the perfect way to incorporate the look into the cooler months: Maxi skirts and dresses. You'll keep your legs covered, without loosing that effortless, easy, boho vibe we love. Be sure to shop these pieces now—you'll want to get in some serious wear before full-on winter sets in!

1. Fall Florals

Delicate florals aren't just for spring and summer—but to make them appropriate for fall it's important to opt for muted, neutral floral patterns, like this Blurred Floral Maxi Skirt ($22.80 at Forever 21). The muted mauve and cream combo is perfect for chilly autumn days, and would look amazing with a denim jacket. 

2. Dramatic Detail

The deep wine of the Sarah Button Through Maxi Dress ($39.99 at boohoo) just screams fall, and the subtle but dramatic detailing takes this dress up a notch. We love the cap sleeves, scoop neck and buttons down the front, as well as the relaxed fit of this maxi dress. The slit up the front is edgy and would look amazing paired with black tights and chunky boots.

3. Embrace Assymetry

For a funkier look, try the AEO Printed Handkerchief Maxi Skirt in Navy ($44.95 at American Eagle), which has a stunning asymmetrical hemline with beautiful embroidery to add a rugged bohemian feel to this navy skirt. This is a piece you could rock with mid-calf boots and a cropped jacket for day or even heeled booties and a crop top for night.

4. Autumnal Orange

Nothing says autumn quite like the burnt orange color of this ASOS Wrap Maxi Skirt in Crepe ($72.36 at ASOS). The draping and wrap style is unique and unexpected, as is the slight slit at the front. This could be worn with strappy heels (like it's shown here) or with chunky boots and a cropped knit sweater for a pulled-together daytime look.

5. Back to Black 

You can't go wrong with black, and a basic black maxi dress, like this Scoop Back Jersey Maxi Dress ($15 at Topshop), is one of the best things to have in your wardrobe (dare we call it a staple?). The possibilites here are endless, but we recommend pairing this simple number with a cargo or military jacket, a knit infinity scarf and your favorite black boots for an effortlessly cool vibe.

Flowy fabrics aren't just made for spring and summer—with the right accessories and a whole lot of layering, you can rock your maxi skirts and dresses all year long. How do you style yours for fall, collegiettes?