We celebrated Labor Day last week, making it official that fall is now upon us. This is only made more certain by one of my favorite fall traditions: the introduction of the Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks. In the fashion world, September is a crucial month between Fashion Week in New York and the September issue of Vogue, both huge factors in the dictation of what is trendy this season.
The great thing about the beginning of fall is the transition between summer and fall weather and the gradual change in what people are wearing. This time of year on campus, I see combinations of shorts and tanks, and sweaters and boots. One of my favorite trends this year is the maxi dress and as for this trend, this Fashionista is spot on.
The history of the maxi dress dates back to the late 1960s and remained fashionable throughout many years of the disco decade. When the maxi initially made its comeback a few years ago, the adoption of this trend came with some skepticism. The uncertainty was in the idea that maxis were only for people who were really tall and that floor-length dresses are only for formal occasions. With more and more exposure to this trend, Fashionistas everywhere began to adopt the maxi dress trend and the idea that this trend can be worn for any occasion.
This Fashionista takes on the maxi dress trend with a vintage approach. The navy, polka-dot print is a fun interpretation and the accessories are kept simple with the pairing of mixed metals in the gold cuff, gold padlock necklace and turquoise and silver ring. An outfit like this is perfectly suitable for a day of class or a weekend excursion, but the capabilities of the maxi dress don’t stop there.
Maxi dresses are a great outfit option that requires minimal assembly. Opt for a simplistic style that’s versatile like this one from Gap (a four in one garment, you can wear it as a skirt, too!). If you’re looking for an everyday printed option, check out this colorful ethereal style. For those seeking a subtle print, this chiffon number is perfect for the job. For formal occasions, I love this abstract printed cocktail dress that provides a fresh take on the high-low trend with the length being in the sheer layer of the dress (the geometric cut-outs are just an added bonus!). How will you max your style?