May 21, 2012 by Sondra Barker
The Maxi Dress is an absolute summer staple. They are comfortable, flattering, and now they are trendy! Here are 3 great ways to maximize your maxi dress and add some variety.
First is the Maxi & Leather. This look is great and works well with so many maxi dresses. I especially love this picture of Olivia Wilde in her striped Maxi Dress with Leather Jacket and Converse, how adorable! This is the perfect trendy look for grabbing a latte during those early L.A. mornings. I had to throw in a different bag for a pop of color, but other than that she looks effortless and don’t forget the 90’s style shades. Oliver Peoples is famous for bringing back the 90’s style sunglasses. The leather jacket also works great with bright colors and florals!
A look that never goes out of style is Maxi & Jean. I especially love pairing the jean jacket with a Maxi dress that has a lot of patterns going on, florals also work great with this look, but avoid pairing a jean jacket with a plain maxi dress as the jean jacket will wash out the outfit.
And the final great look is a Button Up tied in the front with a Maxi. I love the way this plain black maxi is paired with a flannel. This look works particularly well with a plain maxi dress and can be paired with all kinds of button ups from plaid, florals, white, and denim. I changed the look a bit and added a super cute hat, biker boots, and a bright purple handbag for a pop of color.