It’s MAXI season, ladies!! Yes that’s right, it’s the easiest season of the year. By now, you should have added at least one maxi dress or skirt into your closet. And by now, you also know that maxis are super chic and secret PJs. They flow and glide and twirl as you move; they rock out hard on skinny days, and cover all sins on those “not so skinny” days. This season, you’ll see maxi dresses in opaque cottons worn with strappy wedges or flat gladiator sandals: essentially the traditional approach to the ol’ long dress. But look out for the new girl in town: the sheer maxi! Sheer maxis styled with sporty sneakers are the trendy option for the up and coming stylist this season!
Sneakers and sheer maxi like my girl on the left! I opt for that option over the shorties to the right any day.
Can you guess the word I use to describe the world’s best long dress: V E R S A T I L E. That’s why I decided to shoot inside my apartment, right next to my closet, and style one maxi, three ways. Oh my darling maxi, how can I style you? Let me count the ways.
Left: Crop Top – Marc by Marc Jacobs (old, try this). Maxi – Alternative Apparel.
Middle: Maxi – Alternative Apparel (another option). Necklaces – (vintage, try this guy and this guy).
Right: Jacket – Ralph Lauren. Maxi – Alternative Apparel (another option).
Left: Get layered! These days, your favorite store is probably selling more crop tops than you can shake a stick at. (What does that expression even mean?) Layering a crop tee over a long maxi dress draws the eye to your T-tiny waist. Throw a denim jacket on over and add a fedora for a casual, off-duty look.
Middle: Minimal! Layer on some chunky necklaces, pull your hair pack (hello, shoulders!) and you’re good to go.
Right: Suit Up! The perfect transitional outfit. You get a nod to spring’s warmed mid-day temps, but can tolerate the cool temps of morning and evening with ease. Leather jacket not required! Try a blazer, chambray shirt (tied in front), or even a cardi and belt for a preppy take!
Did I convince you, yet? Try it, I dare you. You won’t be able to take this piece off – that’s the long and short of it, but mostly the long of it.
Happy Easter, you stylish bunnies! I hope you soak in this weekend of new life and new grace and new chances. All my love,