I’m sure everyone has heard that you DON’T mix black and brown – well times are a-changin’! You can coordinate black and brown to work together to create a great casual summer outfit. I recently just bought my first maxi skirt – I know, I can’t believe what I was missing! I bought a simple black maxi skirt, but I am now on the hunt for more patterns and colors. I absolutely love how you can dress it up or dress it down with a maxi – however casual or dressy you want to be depending on your accessories and mood. Maxis are perfect for summer picnics, beach days, shopping trips, and pool parties. I am really loving this M-Slit Tribal Print skirt from Forever 21. It is very affordable and unique with the two slits in the front (which makes it a little easier to walk in for first time maxi-wearers :P I had to learn the hard way the system to walking in maxis!) So, dress them up, dress them down, be a rule breaker mix black and brown – own your summer style!