Summer may be notorious for being the season of the exposed leg via shorts, skirts and everything in between, but that tendency isn’t the only styling rule to consider when dressing for warmer weather. Other summer appropriate options, including maxi dresses, have proved to be equally as fashionable contenders to bare-legged garments, as these dresses are both feminine and effortless. In addition, they come in several variations, from a mock neck to a plunging neckline, open back to full coverage and strappy to simple. Being fit for both short and tall individuals, a maxi dress is the perfect choice for any given occasion, as it can be both casual and dressy—prom, anyone?

This Fashionista flaunts her strappy, backless statement maxi and pairs it with chic yet simple accessories that complement the bohemian vibes given off by the dress’ colorful floral pattern. She offsets the bohemian flair of the outfit with her pebbled sand Alexander Wang studded-bottomed purse, adding a slight edge to her look while still keeping a softer color palette in the overall look. She keeps her hair natural and down, adding to the care-free feel of her outfit. This Fashionista ties everything together with Steve Madden sky-high platform wedge sandals in a cognac shade of brown.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Dress for yourself. I live by the mantra ‘look good, feel good’ and it’s been working thus far. For instance, this dress makes me feel like a goddess when I walk [in it]. Look good, feel good. It’s simple.”