Fashion Clothing Jennifer Lopez Is Correct — 2022 Is the Year of the Maxi Skirt If you're not into the micro mini, this one's for you. By Samantha Sutton Samantha Sutton Instagram Samantha is InStyle's senior fashion editor. She joined the brand in 2019 and oversees the site's fashion coverage, including trend reporting, fashion exclusives, celebrity style interviews, and Fashion Week coverage. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on January 26, 2022 @ 04:12PM Pin Share Tweet Email In This Article View All In This Article Maxis for Spring 2022 Major Fashion Houses Celebrities Embracing This Trend Wear Them Now Summer Maxis Denim Options Matching Sets Volume From Tulle A Casual Must-Have A Sexy Option Fancy Options Shoe Choice Photo: Getty Images/InStyle Even though we try to keep up with the ever-growing list of trends, there are always a few that take us by surprise. Who knew that knit ponchos would make a comeback this year? Or that '90s NSYNC would secretly serve as modern day outfit inspiration? We've also been so focused on micro minis, wondering whether we should start styling them with Von Dutch hats and snarky graphic tees, that we nearly missed the return of the maxi skirt, which has seen a slow yet steady rise of its own. But Jennifer Lopez hasn't been sleeping on this throwback style. In fact, she's seemingly been stocking up, stepping out in multiple denim options as of late and giving us dELiA*s catalogue flashbacks. 13 Clothing Stores You Remember If You Grew Up During Y2K Bellocqimages/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images It's possible that Lopez just wants to get a head start embracing spring fashion. The maxi skirt was all over the runway last September, and even street style stars have begun working them into their rotation. The good news is, longer skirts are seasonless, work for multiple dress codes, and can be worn in just about any temperature (snowy days included) so if you're debating hopping on board, this trend will be a worthy investment. Maxis Will Be a Must-Have Style for Spring 2022 John Lamparski/Getty Images Staud, Gabriela Hearst, Erdem, Chanel, and more included floor-length styles in their spring '22 collections, ensuring the trend will be big once the warmer weather arrives. 5 Spring 2022 Trends You Probably Already Have in Your Closet Major Fashion Houses Are On Board Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images We also noticed a few stunning maxis at Dior's Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022 show, complete with embellishments and styled with structured tops. Celebrities Are Already Embracing This Trend JOCE/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images Clearly, JLo is a fan of the maxi, but she's far from the only one. In recent months, Rachel Brosnahan, Kate Hudson, and Emily Ratajkowski have all been spotted wearing maxi skirts, proving the look is a favorite among celebrities and their stylists. You Don't Have to Wait to Wear One Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images In fact, when things are chilly, long skirts and dress styles can act as additional coverage for your legs. Platform boots and a layered shirt will make this look compete — and extra warm. 9 Warm (But Not Too Warm) Outfits to Wear on 50-Degree Days However, Maxis Are a Great Summer Staple Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Throw one on with a T-shirt or tank top, sneakers or sandals, and you've got yourself an easy, breezy outfit. Denim Options Are On the Rise Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Denim maxis make their return every few years, and if you enjoy channeling the '70s or are really feeling the '90s aesthetic, you might want to add one (like this pick from Free People or a black colorway from Dia & Co) to your collection. Try a Matching Set Melodie Jeng/Getty Images Just as carefree and comfy as your favorite sweatsuit, but slightly more elevated. And Don't Forget Tulle A voluminous maxi skirt was all the rage around 2016 (a possible evolution from the popular Twee trend). But considering balletcore is happening, it's not a bad idea to give this statement-making bottom another chance, styling it with crew socks and loafers for a 2022 twist. It Was Actually Sarah Jessica Parker's Idea for Carrie to Rewear Her Tutu Skirt Maxi Skirts Are a Casual Must-Have Edward Berthelot/Getty Images They're essentially as easy to pull on as your favorite pair of jeans, and a printed option can quickly amp up basics like a solid sweater and sneakers. But They Can Be Sexy, Too Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Some may be drawn to more modest maxis, but if you're hoping to spice things up, choose a version that includes a slit and show off a single leg. We're particular fond of this bright orange one from Wray, which is offered in sizes XXS to 6XL. There Are Also Multiple Ways to Make a Maxi Skirt Feel Fancy Edward Berthelot/Getty Images A blazer, puff-sleeved top, or the addition of sequined pieces can transform even a basic black version into a formal look. Shoe Choice Makes All the Difference Edward Berthelot/Getty Images Pointed-toe heels give off a '50s vibe, chunky black boots feel grunge, and sneakers are a perfect laid-back, everyday choice. Since this skirt can clearly be worn a million different ways, it's worth experimenting with a shoe that fits your mood and makes a maxi work for your own personal style.