How to Style the Hottest Dress of the Summer

June 21st, 2017 at 2:00am

Summer is officially back, which means it’s time to break out the maxi dresses. The maxi dress has been a summer staple for the past few years, and it’s definitely here to stay. You can rock a maxi dress just about anywhere you go! You can use it as a swimsuit cover-up with a floppy hat at the beach, pair it with a blazer and heels for an interview, or dress it up with a statement necklace and wedges for your best friend’s wedding. From a chic, white clutch for brunch with the girls to a leather jacket and platform heels for a night out at the club, the possibilities are endless. Versatility, comfort, and chicness are what make the maxi summer’s favorite dress.

Here’s how I styled a maxi dress for an effortless day of shopping with friends!

1—AccessoriesDon’t ever be afraid to accessorize! Whether it’s a hat, sunglasses, or jewelry, accessories can turn a simple outfit into a stylish one. I chose to pair my black maxi dress with a standout spiky diamond and gold necklace to add some edge. I wanted the necklace to match the bracelets, so I wore two Michael Kors bracelets and one from Alex and Ani. All the jewelry had a gold and white color scheme with diamonds. I personally love black and gold, so I always try to pair the two together.

2—PursesPurses are another great way to spice up a maxi dress while having a place to carry all your small belongings. A fancy clutch can turn a maxi dress into a beautiful evening dress, and a big, colorful handbag can add some boldness to an otherwise neutral outfit. I chose a medium sized handbag with all neutral colors: brown, white, and black. The black and white on the bag matched well with my maxi dress, and the size of the bag allowed me to fill it with all my belongings, while not being overly bulky. There was even a strap which allowed me to place it over my shoulder.

3—SandalsStrappy sandals are a hot trend this summer. I decided to wear dark brown, short, strappy wedged sandals. The dark brown meshed well with the light brown on my handbag, and the gold dots on my sandals matched my gold jewelry. I opted for wedges since they’re easier to walk in, and I was on my feet for most of the day.

4—Denim JacketDenim is one of my favorite trends for every season because there are so many ways to wear it. I chose a dark wash denim jacket that matched well with the black maxi dress. I went shopping well into the evening, so the light denim jacket was a great way to provide some warmth during the summer evening.

How do you style your favorite maxi dress? Show us on social media, and don’t forget to tag @Cfashionista!



  • Elisa Purita

    Hey everyone! I'm a student at Suffolk County Community College. Lover of fashion, summer, beauty, and all things travel