The dog days of summer are here, which means fall is right around the corner. But going from warm to cold weather doesn't have to mean putting away all of your maxi dresses. I'm a firm believer in transitioning your favorite outfits through the seasons, and I'm here to give you some tips on how to style a maxi dress to make the most out of the changing forecast.
Say goodbye to packing dresses into a box until next year, because there's always an excuse to get all dolled up. As fun as it is to throw on big comfy sweaters and leggings, it's even more fun to bring some sunny weather staples with you into colder months. And combining the breezy style with everyone's favorite fall classics, like jean jackets and scarves, is the perfect way to ease into a new season of style.
It can be hard to let go of your favorite looks when the weather shifts, but this year you don't have to. Until there's snow on the ground, feel free to rock your dresses with confidence. As long as you pick your accessories wisely, there's no place that a maxi can't go.
1. Warm Up With A Jean Jacket
A simple jean jacket can take an outfit to a whole new temperature. Keep all your accessories the same, but make sure you swap out the sandal for a warmer colored wedge.
2. Layer In Leggings
Throw on a pair of leggings to keep warm and make your dress the perfect fit for fall.
3. Pick The Perfect Scarf
Pick a scarf, any scarf. This is a quick and easy way to instantly take your maxi dress from warm weather chic to crisp air cool.
4. Add A Pair Of Ankle Boots
The simple swap of a sandal for an ankle boot can do wonders. If you favorite dress already has sleeves, this is the go-to way to make it cold-weather appropriate.
5. Compromise With A Cardigan
Adding a cardigan to your look will not only keep you warm, but turn a laid back style into something more fierce. Feel free to add a scarf to this outfit too. The more layers the better!
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