Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress

Wear Now, Wear Later: The Maxi Dress
Round two of the “Wear Now, Wear Later” series (read the first post here)… I chose a pretty, floral maxi dress from Michael Kors because it’s just so hard to resist the gorgeous Spring-inspired pieces hitting the stores now (and oh, did I mention it’s only $112! Link to purchase below). So if you gave in and purchased a flirty, floral dress (or even if you have been pulling one of your own closet to just look at and long over) here are some ways to get the most mileage out of your traditionally Springy dresses/skirts.
Look 1: One styling trick I love is to layer cozy knits over your favorite flowy dresses and skirts in the cooler months. (Because the skirt is long and loose, you can also add tights or leggings and no one will know… shh, our secret). Add an ankle bootie and a modern, chic army jacket to keep the look young and fresh.
Michael Kors Maxi, Club Monaco T-neck, Opening Ceremony booties, Topshop Jacket, Jil Sander shopper, La Mer watch, Jenny Bird earrings
Look 2: When the weather finally warms, ditch all those extra layers and let the dress speak for itself. Strappy sandals work best under a voluminous skirt and simple gold jewelry will add the right amount of glitz.
Michael Kors maxi, Alaia sandals, similar hat, Nouv-Elle necklace, Kenneth Cole bangles, similar clutch

Maxi Moda

Maxi Dress: Francisco Costa for Calvin Klein (love this long sleeve version), Denim Jacket: Boston Proper (old), Scarf: Urban Outfitters (similar), Booties: c/o Steve Madden (similar), Watch: Michael Kors

It is no secret that I love a maxi dress/skirt/anything… It is an insanely comfortable, yet feminine look that can easily transition from season to season. In the Fall, I layer up my maxis with sweaters, scarfs, jackets, fur, tights, etc. and add boots or booties. I wore this dress for a night out recently with a leather jacket, a statement necklace and heeled booties. For day, however, I opted for a more casual denim jacket and scarf combination. What do you think?

Photo Credit: Lydia Hudgens

Maxi Moment

Wearing - Maxi: Calvin Klein (thrifted), Belt: vintage, Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren, Shoes: Coach
Details - Watch: Michel Kors, Jewelry: Vintage and TheNameNecklace.com, Belt: Vintage


Snapped these pictures in between classes the other day. We had a string of days with gorgeous weather here, so I could finally break out some spring dresses. This is one of my favorite maxi dresses. It has a cute retro feel to it, and when I wear it I feel like I want to walk along the seashore… Those two things aren’t directly related, but they’re both true…