Styling a Maxi Dress as a Transitional Piece
Happy Monday ladies! I hope you girls had a great weekend and starting out a happy week! Today we are getting a generator put in and we are about to experience a cold day…our electricity will be off the majority of the day. After the last hurricane that came through the Carolinas, Barry decided that would be the last time we go without electricity. Not going to lie, it was brutal! We lost all our food, it was so hot you could barely sleep – how blessed we are to have that wonderful invention…AC!!!
I told you girls yesterday that I was planning on styling a maxi dress to show how to wear it as we transition to Spring. This is probably one of the cutest outfits to wear on warmer days now through Summer. This maxi dress is a V-neck maxi with short sleeves that have slits up the sides of the legs. You can style this dress with heels, strappy sandals, flip flops or cute tennis shoes. I got this one from our Boutique, more styles will be soon coming in and I will be sharing weekly styles that are only in Boutiques! You girls are going to love it!
I’m styling it with a denim jacket and cute strappy sandals and one of the hottest new handbag trends, a straw rattan circle bag. Get the rattan bag HERE. I thought it look really cute with a denim jacket, you could also take a denim shirt and tie it at your waist and make a cute outfit too! Another look that just came to mind is to wear a long Kimono with this…pair it with flip-flops for the Spring and Summer – super chic and fun way to wear an outfit! get the Maxi Dress HERE. These are selling very fast, there will be more options to purchase below.
In the picture below, I grabbed a leather satchel and some lower heeled sandals from DSW by Rock Candy called the Nellee Sandal. These are $34.98 and wear really well. It has a chunky heel, that I love – they wear so much better than regular heels! I have had mine since last Summer and wore them with shorts, jeans, cargo pants – I definitely got my money out of these. These would look cute with some joggers – I’ve got a some of these on order that I will be styling soon!
To show how cute this would be at the beach, I threw the straw Fedora hat on – I thought it gives it a little bit of chicness. Honestly, I would love to wear this dress over my bathing suit! Add the hat and some sunglasses, sitting by the pool..man – it makes me ready for warmer days!! LOL!! Wouldn’t a white gauze long sleeve button down shirt with the sleeves rolled up look cute over the this Maxi? Oh, and a bonus…it has POCKETS!!! You can even tie the bottom part up in a knot to give it a cute look also.
Here is a look at how a lot of women are wearing this, as a casual look and in the work place!
I am wearing a lace bralette with this dress, you can wear it off the shoulder if that’s your thing. I’m wearing a Medium and have plenty of room. These are made to be flowy and comfortable. These are for casual wear, workwear and date night ready! Here are a few of the options below, with the denim jacket, solo, and with the straw fedora. Get the Fedora Straw Hat HERE. Remeber these come in an array of colors and will be super cute and fun with your Summer outfits!
The jewelry I chose to accessorize this dress with was really simple. I chose a long necklace with an arrow charm from JBloom. Get the charm HERE, there are many to chose from and you can change up or add to a necklace in a cost-effective way!
The bracelet with the cross cut out is a JBloom Design also, it’s called Glory and comes in Rose Gold. I mix and match my color tones in jewelry – I like to shake things up every now and then LOL! Get the Glory bracelet HERE. The round bracelet is a Luca + Danni Druzy Bangle Bracelet in Metallic Champagne. Get the Druzy HERE.
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I hope this gives you girls some ideas on how to style a plain maxi dress, I chose the black V-neck dress because it is a simple design. Simple designs can be used in all the ways I mentioned above and give you endless ideas! I have thought that it would be a great idea for me to do a video and pull pieces together for you girls to show you different ways you might style an item. This was my specialty when I was working with customers and I loved it!
What’re your thoughts on this ladies? In addition to some pictures showing how I style a piece of clothing, I could put a video in the blog every now and then with more options for you. Actually showing you pieces that you could style to get more than one look out of an item. You want to have a staple item and get your money out of it! I haven’t seen this done and it actually hit me as I was writing out this blog, since I kept coming up with ideas on how to style the Maxi dress, a video would be of great help and a reference you could save!
Ladies have a great day and I hope your week is awesome! See you on the blog tomorrow!
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Love the dress and that it is so affordable. I absolutely love the idea of videos and look forward to seeing them! Have a wonderful Valentine’s day week 🙂
Thanks Kelly!!! Happy Valentines Day to you!!! Will get videos made shortly as the new items come in. I’ve given myself a project lol
Love all the ideas you threw out there for this maxi and I want to try a pair of The chunky heels. How does this dress run as for fit? I would love to see videos on styling different ways!
It fits true to size. It’s very roomy. But it’s supposed to fit that way. I’d probably downsize. But check the size chart to make sure!!
I like how you take one piece (the dress) and show it in several ways in one post. A video would be very helpful too. Hope you do that. I have a black maxi dress similar but with long sleeves and you’ve shown me so many ways to wear it that I’d never thought of. Thanks!!
Awe!! Thanks Johnna!! My mind gets to working and the ideas just roll out lol. I will start doing videos as the new arrivals come in for spring!! It will be fun lol