Happy Friday!!! As promised, here are the five other ways I styled my Forever 21 maxi dress! I hope these looks inspire you to spice up your maxi dress this Summer. This post is extra special to me not only because it is something that I haven't tried but also because it really put my styling skills to the test. This dress can be worn in so many ways but I narrowed it down to 6 looks that fit my lifestyle.
Keep reading to find out the story behind each look! (Click on the images to enlarge)
Coral Crush - 1 Dress 6 Ways
Pool party fashionista
This look is perfect for a fancy pool party or if you'll be spending the day on a yacht!
I converted my strapless maxi dress into a "maxi skirt" by simply scrunching the top part down to my waist. Then I added some color with a floral print bandeau, purple wedges and bold lipstick. To protect my face from the sun and still look fashionable I incorporated a floppy sun hat and over-sized sunglasses.
Hands down this was my favorite look because I felt super glamorous.
Girl on the go
As a native New Yorker I'm always on the go. This is an ideal look for me when running errands because I don't have to fuss with my hair, bag, the sun or worry about my feet hurting. I completely transformed my maxi dress into a comfy day-look by adding a sleeveless chambray shirt, crossbody handbag, Aztec print sandals, colorful sunglasses and tortoise necklace.
Brunch with my fringe
Before I pick out what I'm going to wear there's a thought process that I go through. I think about distance, temperature, time and the actual venue. This is something I would wear to have brunch with my friends. Most restaurants have the air-conditioner on super high because of the heat so I always like to bring a cardigan, blazer or jacket with me when I'm going to a restaurant. Maxi dresses and denim jackets go together like peanut butter and jelly. However, the dress and denim jacket alone were too plain so I added a gold necklace, double finger ring, fringe (bag & the back of my sandals) and some red lipstick by Wet n Wild. It's all about the details ladies so do not forget to accessorize. This look is also great for Spring!
Gypsy at the beach
If you're having a bad hair day or simply want to incorporate some color to your look, a print scarf is the way to go! I purchased this one from Forever 21 a while back and I thought it would give my maxi dress a whole new vibe and it sure did! This outfit is very reminiscent of a gypsy because of the length of the dress, print scarf, hooped earrings and braided T-strap sandals.
This look is beach approved because I already have on my swim suit and stunnas!
Always protect your skin from UVA and UVB rays by applying sunblock/sunscreen before heading outside.
Don't be late for dinner at 8:00
Have a dinner date with your sweetheart? Grab your maxi dress and throw on some heels! The best part about maxi dresses is that they are so versatile, you can wear them day or night. For this look I was going for a romantic feel so I wore a pearl headband, lace top and nude strappy heels. You can incorporate a lace or sheer top in a different hue to add a pop of color.