Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Maximizing your Maxi Dress

I know, I know! You can't get enough of your favorite summer maxi. I know I had a few maxi's in rotation this summer, that I absolutely loved. But don't be dismayed, although you have a few more days before Summer does a disappearing act, that doesn't mean you have to fully say goodbye to your summer wardrobe. This post will revive your maxi dresses, bringing them back to life, just in time to occupy your Fall rotation. There are things you can add to your Summer maxi to seamlessly camouflage it into your Fall line up. Here are are few tricks for maximizing your maxi!

Here are some essentials to create a cute day look (you are NOT limited to the items I have mentioned below, this is just a list to get your creative juices flowing):
  • Maxi Dress (any color, any pattern)
  • Denim Jacket
  • T- Shirt
  • Cropped/Chunky Sweater
  • Ballet Slipper
  • Scarf
  • Belt
  • Booties
  • Simple Jewelry (Necklace, Watch, Bracelets etc.)
  • Messenger Bag

Look 1 pairs a mustard colored maxi dress with a chunky belted sweater, a simple gold necklace, and platform heels

Look 2 takes a monochromatic approach pairing this brick red maxi with a oxblood red messenger bag, a denim cropped jacket, gold watch, and gold ballet flats to round out this casual look

Look 3 makes comfy cute by taking it up a notch; pairing this striped maxi with a cropped off the shoulder sweater, black wedged booties, and a thick gold lion chain

If you want to be a sexy mamacita, here are some fab ways to pull off a maxi at night:
  • Maxi Dress
  • Leather Motorcycle Jacket
  • Boots
  • White Button Up
  • Chunky Necklace
  • Structured Blazer
  • Sequin Blazer
  • Scarf

Look 4 takes an all black maxi and making it sleek for a perfect night on the town; it is paired with a textured pair of tie up peep toe booties, a fitted leather jacket, a colored oversized clutch, and a pair of diamond studs

For Look 5 I used the same black maxi from above and paired it with a classic white button up (which you can tie in the front), a chunky necklace, a chained black bag, and some red suede pumps to spruce up the classic look

Look 6, my last look, takes a neon pink maxi and tones it down with a white leather trimmed blazer, strappy stilettos, and a blinged out knuckle clutch for extra drama

As you can see there are endless possibilities when getting the maximum use out of your maxi dress this Fall. Don't be afraid to try different combinations to spruce up or dress down your look. You will be amazed at what you can come up with!


  1. where is the mustard maxi dress from?

  2. A similar mustard colored dress can be found at Topshop