Making the Most of Your Maxis

Remember that gorgeous maxi dress you bought for that special wedding or event you had to attend last summer? If you’re anything like the me, the answer is “barely,” because it’s been so long since you’ve had a reason to pull it back out of your closet. While it’s pretty much a given that a maxi can be dressed up for a special occasion (hello heels), it’s sometimes harder to justify pulling our prettiest pieces of our wardrobe back out for less formal days.

With the help of accessories, it’s easy to turn your most loved, yet least worn, dresses into the one you can reach for on a daily basis, no matter the occasion. Choose heels for a more sophisticated look, or go for boho or slide-style flats to make the look much more casual. Opt for a hobo bag or ones with accents like studs and fringe to help give a little edge to your dressier pieces – you’ll be surprised how they suddenly transform into the perfect day-date option!

Scroll through the bars below for my fool-proof formulas on how to make the most of your maxi dresses whether your day calls for dressing it up or dressing it down.

Pick A Style

Dress It Up

Dress It Down

What’s your favorite way to wear a maxi? Let me know in the comments below!

Photos by Ryan Sides

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