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5 Ways Rachel Zoe Transitions Silk Maxi Skirts For The Fall/Winter Season

Silk maxi skirts, dresses, and flowy pants were massive summer 2012 trends.  With summer passed and well into the fall season now, we want to make sure that you don’t pack away your flowy, silk garments until next summer!  Celebrity stylist, Rachel Zoe, is a huge advocate of the floor grazing skirt – rocking it on herself, styling it on her clients, and even showing it in the Rachel Zoe fall 2012 and spring 2013 runway collections.  Rachel’s stylish ways of transitioning silk maxi skirts, dresses, and pants for fall is so inspirational!

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Her popular “Vanessa” silk twill maxi skirt has become a celeb favorite for its flowiness and up-to-there high slit that gives the otherwise modest skirt the sex appeal of its much shorter counterparts.  In general, a high slit maxi skirt is incredibly versatile and can be worn as a casual day-to-day look with a moto or biker jacket over a hoody, as a date look with a boxy crop top and ankle booties, or even for a black tie event with a tailored tuxedo jacket and high heels for a fresh take on the tuxedo suit.

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Rachel’s favorite way to transition her silk maxi skirt is to add a blazer – especially if it’s leather!  Other fabulous transition items to pair with the high slit maxi skirt for fall include knit tops, chunky sweaters, faux fur jackets, and tailored jackets. By adding some layers, this summer look can transition flawlessly into the fall and winter seasons.  Money well spent!  Based on what we saw on the runways during New York Fashion Week, the silk maxi skirt will be back again in spring 2013, so look forward to getting a lot of wear out of this stylish wardrobe item!

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Below, we show you 5 ways Rachel Zoe transitions her flowy, silk bottoms into fall with just a few additional wardrobe pieces.  Leave a comment below and tell us which look below is your fav.  Are you a maxi skirt fan for fall or do you prefer to reserve them just for the spring/summer seasons? How will you be transitioning the silk maxi skirt this season?

5 Ways Rachel Zoe Transitions Silk Maxis Skirts For Fall

1. Pair w/ a Tailored Leather Jacket

SHOP THE LEATHER BLAZER (exact): Rachel Zoe Daphne Leather Blazer

SHOP THE DRESS (exact): Rachel Zoe Sasha Shawl-Collar Printed Black and White Gown

Rachel Zoe transitions her silk dress to Fall with a leather blazer

Rachel Zoe transitions her “Vanessa” maxi skirt to fall with a leather blazer

SHOP THIS JUMPSUIT (similar): Rachel Zoe Edith II Shawl Collar Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit look from Rachel Zoe’s SS13 NYFW runway

Rachel Zoe Resort 2012 maxi skirt with a navy leather moto jacket and booties

2. Pair with a Blazer

SHOP THE JACKET (exact): Rachel Zoe Kenny Suit Jacket

SHOP THE DRESS (exact): Rachel Zoe Astrid Bishop-Sleeve Gown

This look from Rachel Zoe’s Fall 2012 NYFW runway transitions her printed silk dress with a blazer

Rachel Zoe wearing the white Vanessa Maxi skirt with a blazer to transition to Fall

Rachel Zoe wearing a silk maxi dress at NYFW fall 2012 with a black tuxedo blazer

Rachel Zoe’s resort 2012 look shows a mustard maxi skirt with knit top and blazer

3. Pair with a Knit Sweater Top

Rachel Zoe Vanessa maxi skirt transitions to Fall with a knit top

4. Pair with a Faux Fur Jacket and Boots

SHOP THE FAUX FUR (similar): Rachel Zoe Brooklyn Faux-Fur Jacket

SHOP THE SKIRT: Rachel Zoe Alia Flared High Slit Maxi Skirt in Black

Rachel zoe high slit silk maxi fall 2012

5. Pair with a Tailored Cropped Jacket or Top

Rachel Zoe in black maxi skirt at her fall 2012 NYFW runway show wearing a tailored cropped jacket


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