The minimalistic maxi, in colors like black or muted gray, is practically a complete outfit in and of itself. Small details like hem line, neck line, and subdued patterns can make a huge impact while still looking effortless. It’s a low maintenance, relaxed look that is comfortable enough to ensure high-functionality as a busy student. It’s capable of being thrown on when it’s warm out or layered with a cropped jacket and a scarf for the fall.
Hive and Honey’s striped maxi dress is available in black or a faded pink. Small stripes are the perfect pattern to give this look a pinch of dynamism without going over the top. White and Warren’s gray rayon maxi has the perfect amount of extra fabric that won’t look too over the top. The layering gives the look of a two-piece outfit and also serves the visual purpose of a belt by breaking the dress into two parts at the waist. Charlotte Russe’s black maxi experiments with the high-low hem, capable of being dressed up or down with jeweled sandals or flip flops respectively. Gap’s T-shirt maxi is made of comfortable spandex and is available in a comfortable faded gray. The T-shirt cut is preppy and a great transitional piece for the fall with its capped sleeves and scoop neckline.