The little black dress has been a staple in women’s fashion for decades now and it doesn’t look like it’s going out of style anytime soon. This summer, however, the black dress will be anything but little. Summer is about living large and experiencing life, and your style should definitely reflect that. Loose, light clothing provides for the effortless carefree look that everyone wants this season, and clothes with less definition allow for a variety of styling options. This Fashionista pulls off this trend flawlessly and keeps her look simple by pairing a dress with just a slight cinching at the waist with small unique accessories.

We’ve seen the maxi style time and time again on the runway, and spring/summer 2015 is no different. It is a style that defies the traditional idea of seasons by working with a multitude of looks no matter the weather. Be it a maxi dress or maxi skirt this season, minimalism is key. Sometimes a pop of color is not always necessary. As demonstrated with this particular Fashionista, clearly black is the new black. She keeps it cute yet chic by wearing a small necklace that is a chemical structure—smart and stylish! An oversized bag and sunglasses go great with this look or you can switch it up and grab a small clutch to dress it up a little more. To finish it off, use your shoes to give a little surprise. Super strappy sandals are the way to go, especially when wearing a solid color dress that doesn’t define a specific part of the body.

How To: Make sure to grab that maxi dress that has been calling your name next time you stop by the mall! Snag some minimalist accessories and a shoe that really pops. Don’t forget your bag and sunglasses on the way out and you’re set to make this summer one to remember.