I don’t know about you, but I try just about anything in the summer to avoid wearing pants. I’m from New England and the weather can be very unpredictable so comfort is key in the ensembles I put together. Finding a piece that is breathable, comfortable and still maintains an eye-catching appeal is no easy task. This Fashionista was able to find all three and style them with effortless success.

Maxi dresses are a classic summer staple for obvious reasons. They work as a cover-up to take you from the beach to a BBQ or a night out with friends when paired with the right shoes and accessories. The trick is to find a maxi that works for you. With so many different prints, textures and colors the possibilities are endless for this style.

So how did this Fashionista make it work for her? Growing up on Long Beach, New York, she is always looking for pieces that transition easily from day to night. Taking note from the 2016 Vivienne Tam Resort collection this Fashionista looked for a dress with clean lines in contrasting colors. Like Tam’s collection, the top of this dress was very eye-catching and playful. To give off the boho vibe as this like this Fashionista look for pretty layering pieces in contrasting colors—that includes jewelry! Sandals keep this look casual, but you can always go for a wedge for some height on a night out.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Fashion can be comfortable in contrast to many opinions. You can be comfortable and still look amazing. Wear what makes you feel good and your positive vibes will shine through and people will notice.”