From runways to trendsetters like Alexa Chung and Keira Knightley, the maxi skirt is having a major moment and quickly becoming the most essential style staple for spring.

When done right, maxi skirts can infuse your look with a covetable laid-back chic effect. Styled incorrectly, however, and you risk looking like a bag lady. Definitely not a good look, let's leave hobo chic to Mary-Kate Olsen.

Not to worry, though, with a little bit of guidance, you'll be well on your way to enjoying all that the maxi has to offer.