Wednesday, February 19, 2014

A Maxi For All Seasons

Hey guys! I'm linking up to Many Days Many Ways with Danielle, Ginny, and Nicole.  

If you're like me, and I'm sure that most of the US is, you are TERRIBLY sick of winter!! I'm so anxious for the warmer weather, spending some time outside, shedding the bulky layers. One of my favorite things to wear in the summer is a maxi dress; so cool and flowy. But why do I have to save them for warm weather? Why can't I wear them all year round? And so the inspiration for today's post :) I started with one of my favorite maxis- a gray target number (I got from one of their daily online deals for $15), then figured all the ways I could make it appropriate for 4 seasons.


Come spring, I'm so anxious to ditch my winter coat and the heavy sweaters and let my arms breathe! I paired this dress with a short-sleeve cardigan, a lightweight scarf (just in case the weather turns cool), and some colorful flats to add a pop to the neutral dress. Actually the entire outfit minus the scarf comes from Target! Definitely one of my favorite places to shop for clothes :)

Dress: Target (online)
Cardigan: Target
Shoes: Target
Scarf: Gift


Summers can get pretty hot in Minnesota (that is once the snow finally melts...). I like to keep my outfits cool and simple. So that's why I just kept the dress simple- threw on some sunglasses, a long necklace, and some sandals. This would also be cute as a swim suit cover-up with a colorful beach bag!

Dress: Target
Sandals: Target
Sunglasses: Target
Necklace: Farmer's Market


For Fall, I still want to keep things simple, but add some more layers for the cooler weather. I put a colorful tank over the dress to give it more of a skirt-effect, then added a jean jacket, scarf, and chucks.

Dress: Target
Jean Jacket: Old Navy
Tank Top: Old Navy
Scarf: Etsy
Shoes: Target


I've actually never worn my dress like this, but this might be one of my favorite ways to style it! I paired it with a chunky sweater for those cold, polar vortex days, a long necklace, and my Sorrels :) Got to keep those tootsies warm! 

Dress: Target
Sweater: Old Navy
Sorrels: ?
Necklace: Target

What are some of your favorite ways to style a maxi dress?


  1. Such a great idea to do this for all seasons! I'm definitely sick of winter! I love your fall look with the jean jacket. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Oooh I love this! I am a huge fan of maxis - especially in the fall and winter. I have worn them with leggings underneath before. Works great! I love how versatile your dress it!

  3. What a fun post, it really shows how you can move your pieces all year round! I love the winter one- i literally throw sweaters over everything, haha

    xo marlen
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  4. I love how you did how to wear it in every season! That's so fun.

  5. These are great looks! I think I like your fall look best just because I'm a sucker for layers and scarves :)
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  6. Great outfits! I love pieces that can transition into all the seasons!

  7. Love this. CUTE dress. Thinking I need to go to Target!!

  8. love this post, and agree 100% with the sentiment behind it - maxis are way too stylish and comfy to be kept in the closet until summer :) i'm going to take some hints from you and try to dress one up for the winter :)

  9. I definitely need to get me a maxi dress! I have 2 skirts already, but I think I'd rather a dress like yours. My favorite of these is the fall look. I would have never thought to try sneakers with a maxi! I actually think I'll have to coy that look soon :)

    <3 danielle