You know those summer days where you're really not in the mood to put a whole outfit together and a romper just doesn't seem appealing? You know how you go straight for that super comfortable AND cute maxi dress that seems to work every time?
Yea, it's one of those days. Except it's February.
Yesterday I was asked if it would be appropriate to wear a maxi dress in the pseudo-spring we're currently experiencing. Why can't we rock our simple and sexy maxi dresses in the winter? @@Who makes the rules around here? ::NEWS FLASH:: You do.@@ Wear that maxi, girl.
I'm wearing a long-sleeved black maxi dress here, but you can also winterize your summer maxi dresses and skirts.
Coco Note: If you're a beginner, I would stick to winterizing neutral or solid-colored maxis.
BE THE ONION.
If you've learned anything here, it should be that we love onions. Be the onion. BE THE ONION.
Okay, enough yoga master creepiness. What I really mean is, layer up. Be it tied, buttoned straight or left open, adding a button up to your maxi is a great way to create layers and break up the continuing color or pattern. Try a denim or plaid button up.
In addition to or in lieu of a button-up, you can try a cardigan or sweater, like this Cliff Huxtable Grandpa knit cardigan I'm wearing today. A chunky knit sweater is also an easy way to winterize your maxi. With sweaters, you have a little more freedom to add color and texture to the look.
Why not swing your maxi a little crew love? Add a crewneck sweatshirt to your maxi. A crewneck with an interesting design or cool slogan creates a casual and effortlessly chic look- perfect for the weekend or a cold day.
If you plan on winterizing your maxi dress or skirt for Casual Friday or for the weekend, tag me and use the hashtag #MakingFebruaryFabulous!