The best item to have in your closet for a “what to wear” moment – the maxi dress. This versatile item is an all-in-one ensemble that works for almost any occasion. From bright colors and bold prints to strong slits and cinched waists – there is a maxi out there for everyone. Here are a few of my favorite finds:
Monrow ~ T Back Racer V Tank Dress: $76.00
Rebecca Taylor ~ Paisley Gown: $395.00
BCBGeneration ~ Slit Maxi Dress: $101.99
Raquel Allegra ~ Tie-Dye Silk Maxi: $680.00
Splendid ~ Always Hi Lo Maxi Dress: $118.00
The versatile white maxi dress is a summer essential. Worn day or night, these dresses are light, breezy and comfy.
For daytime, play with some detailed sandals and fun accessories. Gold looks great with white – try-on a ton of gold bangles or bracelets. For nighttime, switch it up with some wedges and a statement accessory. A bold necklace or vibrant earrings will shine against the all-white canvas.
To avoid looking matrimonial, accessorize wisely. Add some color or texture with a belt or scarf. Try to steer clear from head-to-toe white.
Ella Moss ~ Havana Voile Convertible Maxi Skirt/Dress: $168.00
Splendid ~ Maxi Dress: $128.00
Haute Hippie ~ T-Shirt Dress: $195.00
Young Fabulous & Broke ~ Sydney Strapless Dress: $145.00
Mara Hoffman ~ Embroidered Maxi Dress: $192.00 (sale)
Summer is quickly coming to an end. Transition into fall style facilely with one simple piece. A comfy knit sweater can pair with any of your summer-basics: maxi dress, maxi skirt, flirty skirt or cut-off jean shorts. Inevitably already in your closet, a heather gray sweater coordinates impeccably with many color palettes and prints.
This fine-knit fishtail sweater by 3.1 Phillip Lim adds a nice twist to the run-of-the-mill sweater. The fishtail detail provides a modern edge and complimentary shape. Pair this piece with Fall’s snakeskin pant or leather shorts for an effortlessly casual style.
Tbags Los Angeles – Maxi Dress ~ $185.00
Alice + Olivia – Shannon Pleated Long Skirt ~ $396.00
3.1 Phillip Lim – Fine-Knit Fishtail Sweater ~ $245.oo
The Maxi Dress is the perfect way to achieve an ‘effortlessly chic’ look. This dress comes in a myriad of colors, patterns, textures and styles. This item can be casual-wear, paired with flats, flip-flops, denim jacket or a cardigan. Or it can be modified into formal-wear, dressed-up with heels, blazer or a ton of jewels. Available everywhere this season, here are a few pieces that all range under $50.00.
Forever 21 Smocked Maxi Dress: $10.00
Heritage 1981 Ruffled Floral Maxi Dress: $29.90
Urban Outfitters Ecote Tiedye Maxi Dress: $49.00
Alloy Erika Maxi Dress: $34.90
This Deena & Ozzy Tie Dye Scarf is a stylish top-off to any ensemble. Sold at Urban Outfitters, this colorful statement piece is delicate and gentle on a summers day.
Traditionally worn in winter, these lightweight versions are wispy and fragile. Found in all shapes, sizes, textures and colors a summer scarf is a considerable accessory for any warm season.
These multi-purpose tools can accentuate every outfit.
Pair it with jeans and a white tank (as seen here), maxi dress or swim suit. String it around your neck or head or wear as a surrong for a trendy beach-coverup.