If there is one trend that we love during the summer, it’s maxi dresses. Maxi dresses are a complete outfit by themselves making them easy to slip on and conquer the day in style. Their relaxed feel is perfect for brunch with the girls or spending the day shopping around town. Offered in tons of colors, patterns and textures, every Fashionista/o has their favorite maxi dress.

I love the easiness and simplicity of a maxi dress, but what happens when we want to add some flair to our look? Look no further Fashionistas/os, your answer is the knot. Yes, I know you may have just read that with the same look you gave Britney Spears back in 2007 when she shaved her head, but hear me out. By tying the front end of your maxi dress into a knot, it creates an edge to your look in a very simple way. The knot trend is also good news to shoe lovers. When you knot the front of your dress, it lifts the hem of your dress up a few inches, giving you the perfect opportunity to show off your latest shoe obsession.

The knot trend can be styled on any maxi dress making it perfect to add an edge to any maxi dress already in your closet. This Fashionista shows us why this trend is fashion forward by utilizing the knot technique on her favorite striped maxi dress. By adding a blue bandeau underneath the dress, it brings a pop of color to her look making it perfect for any summer event. Since this Fashionista knotted her maxi dress, we can see the cute nude and gold thong sandal she is wearing. Keeping her accessories simple and attention focused on the dress, she wore a Pandora charm bracelet and a tortoiseshell watch. She looks effortlessly chic and totally cool.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK?: “Don’t be afraid to try out new trends! You’ll never know if you like a trend or ‘knot’ until you try it out. It is important to remember that you can modify trends to fit your own unique style. Fashion is a way to express yourself and you can do that by mixing some of your old favorite pieces with the latest trends.”