Late Summer Maxi Dress

Hi everyone! I’m gradually going to begin posting about a few new subjects besides baking. One category of posts will be more focused on style, and below is the first example of this. I welcome any feedback you have about this or future posts.

For this series of style posts, I will be focusing on different friends and their personal styles. I’ve been friends with Grace for about four years now. We met because my good friend and roommate at the time is one of her best friends. I still remember the three of us hanging out for the first time, and after an involved conversation comparing the different seasons of Gilmore Girls and the pros and cons of Rory’s different boyfriends, I said “Grace, I think you and I have some things in common.”

Since then she has become one of my closest friends, and she is the first person I turn to when I have a fashion crisis or I need to shop for something specific. Below are three of her tips on how to wear maxi dresses. Thanks for reading!

Late Summer Maxi Dress

Tip #1: If you are new to maxi dresses, or uncomfortable with a bold print, then start with a solid in a neutral color. Black, tan, navy or even white will work for fall. Solid colors like these will work for any body type, and any height.

Tip #2: If you do want to wear a print but you are short/petite, or have a short torso, short legs, or unevenness in any way, look for prints that draw your eyes vertically rather than horizontally (such as the print in these photos).

Tip #3: As we move into fall, simply add a leather bomber jacket or a cardigan or sweater jacket. The structured sturdiness of the leather jacket and purse in these photos contrasts well with the flowy dress, and brings this outfit naturally into the autumn months.

Thanks again for reading! If you have any questions, just leave them in the comments below and we will get back to you!

Maxi dress purchased at Peridot Boutique in Seattle 2- 3 years ago
Leather Bomber Jacket purchased at Nordstrom last autumn
Purse is Marc by Marc Jacobs
Nails are Essie in the color Watermelon

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