4 different ways to wear a maxi dress

Last week I showed you my favorite new dress which I just got from Old Navy. Maxi dresses can be incredibly versatile, and can be worn for so many occassions. Of course, my favorite is on the beach with no shoes and a hat, but today I wanted to follow up with a few different ways that I would wear it now that I’m back home again in Indiana.

maxi dress

 .  maxi dress  .


 A chilly day : sometimes the wind here in Indiana gets me even on a hot summer day so having my shoulders and neck wide open doesn’t do so well. A light, solid color scarf is good to help with that chill, and can be easily taken off and stuck in your purse if the day gets hotter. Some cute earrings and bright sandals help bring everything together.

  .  scarf and earrings   .  sandals   . 

 Dressed up : I really struggle with wearing maxi dresses with anything other than a flat sandal, but this summer I’m branching out with some tall wedges and even heels. This dress is long enough that I don’t feel awkward with the tall heels, and the statement necklace adds some sparkle and glam to the look.

necklace  .  heels  . 

To work : I know some people may not be able to wear a maxi dress/skirt to work because of corporate reasons. But I work in a fairly laid back retail sales area so we are just asked to look presentable on a daily basis. Maxi dresses can certainly be made to look presentable for customers with a cardigan and some nice sandals – especially ones with a small heel or wedge. Adding a belt to cinch around my waist always makes me feel like I put in that extra effort for a put together appearance. I’d wear this with just some simple stud earrings.

wedges  .  cardigan and belt  . 

As a skirt : One of my favorite things about strapless maxi dresses is you can roll the top down and wear it as a skirt! On a Saturday running errands or even to a concert I’d cut the neck out of this t-shirt to make it slouchy, throw on a floppy hat, and some flip flops and head out the door.

.   t shirt  .  flip flops  .  floppy hat  .

My favorite thing about all of these looks is with some simple color changes on each one you have another unique 4 outfits!

What’s your favorite way to wear a maxi? How do you feel about the heels?

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