Style Advice of the Week

Maxi dresses are typically known to be worn in the summertime. However, there is no reason that anyone can’t rock a maxi dress in the winter. Sometimes winter temperatures can be unpredictable, and California is no exception to this rule. Being an out of state student, I should be used to the chillier days from my hometown Seattle, but I still find myself shivering on some SoCal nights. Wearing a maxi dress is the perfect way to be prepared for sudden changes in weather. The styling options of a maxi dress are endless. Boots and sweaters can be worn on blustery days, and sandals and cardigans can be paired with a maxi on warmer days. By adding on various accessories, maxi dresses can take on an entirely different vibe from the summertime.

This Fashionista turned what could have been worn as a lovely summertime maxi dress into the perfect winter ensemble. She paired an oversize chunky cardigan with grey booties. She then pulled together the look with several accessories such as a clock necklace, and several large bangles. To really emphasize the winter vibe of the outfit, she made sure to stick to neutral colors such as the gray tones in her boots and cardigan which bring out the coolness of the green maxi.

To get this Fashionista’s look, first make sure to own a great basic maxi dress. Nordstrom has many options to choose from. Owning a chunky cardigan is also important in achieving this look for winter, and Urban Outfitters carries many different styles. This outfit can be topped off with a pair of ankle boots, like the ones sold from Free People.

The greatest part of wearing maxi dresses is that your own personal style can be expressed. This trend isn’t only a ‘bohemian’ trend. Whether your style is minimalistic, edgy or bohemian, that can be expressed through the type of accessories, cardigans and boots you choose to pair with your maxi dress. This trend is ultimately about combining a basic closet staple, the maxi dress, with other items which can express your personal style.


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