Thursday, April 17, 2014

1 Item 5 Ways: Maxi Dress

We think it's rather obvious that a basic black cotton maxi dress may as well be deemed God's gift to women -- c'mon, it's basically like wrapping up in a giant blanket for the day. What might not be so obvious, however, is how many awesome ways there are to sport one. We've told you it's your packing essential. We've explained that it's a basic necessity in your closet. Now, we're going to show you the many different ways to wear your favorite black maxi -- anytime, anywhere. 
With A Scarf & Flats

This classic combo works wonders on those lazy days when you just want to lounge or run errands in something beyond comfy. No fussy shoes. No restricting jackets. Just a maxi, a scarf, and a simple pair of flats. While it may be one of those days where you'd rather go out in your pajamas, this can totally be your replacement while still being cozy and totally cute. 

Get the Look:
Maxi - Nordstrom
Similar Scarf - H&M
Bag - Zara
Flats - Target

With A T-shirt

Knot a cute graphic tee over your maxi dress to add a whole extra layer of fabulous. It will end up cinching in the dress at your waist to give a more figure flattering feel. Crazy prints can be great for adding a little pop to your outfit. If your feeling adventurous, throw a statement necklace on top of it all. We especially love this paired with a great cut-out bootie for spring!
Get the Look:
Similar Maxi - Macy's
Similar Tee - Forever 21
Similar Necklace - H&M
Similar BootiesForever 21
Handbag - Rebecca Minkoff


For a change of pace, or for a hot spring day, (like we'll ever see that!) try tying your maxi up on the side. This slight alteration will totally change the feel of your look. Throw on your jean jacket and a hat to create an ultra-relaxed outfit for a day our shopping or lunch with the girls. 
Get the Look:
Maxi - Nordstrom
Jean Jacket - Gap
Similar Hat - H&M
Shoes - Converse
Similar Socks - Topshop

With A Swimsuit

Maxis also make great no-fuss attire for the beach. With only one article of clothing to worry about, you won't waste any of your precious sunlight hours stressing that you'll lose something in the sand. Don't forget to throw a cute sweater in your beach bag if your staying past sunset. It will look great slipped atop your dress when the night creeps in!

Get the Look:
Similar Maxi - Macy's
Swim top - H&M
Sweater - PJ Salvage
Sandals - Forever 21
Headband - Urban Outfitters

Dressed Up

Even though cotton maxis give off an easy breezy feel, that doesn't mean they can't be dressed up. Going out can be just as comfy as going to the beach when you choose the right chunky leather heel and playful jacket. Add a pop of color to your lip to appear even more sophisticated.
Get the Look:
Similar Maxi - Macy's
Similar Jacket - H&M
Heels - Grey City
Similar Necklace - H&M

If you need it, call it. No matter where you are. No matter how far. Don't worry, baby!...Really though, you can 100% count on a black maxi dress to be your go-to piece for all events and occasions. No matter the weather! And these aren't even all the  options! Try anything! A maxi will truly be the most versatile piece in your wardrobe, aside from your smile of course. :) 

Truly Yours,

P.S. "Maxi dresses are also my best friend. They take me from my morning coffee, to the beach, to nighttime." - Hilary Rhoda 

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