November 19, 2012

Maxi-mizing the Cold Weather

A few months ago a friend asked me to do a post on wearing maxi skirts and dresses into the cold season.  Since I happen to be slightly obsessed with all things maxi, I was really excited to share my ideas.  As with any summer piece you are bringing into fall, the key is to change the textures you are pairing it with.  For example, in the summer months, you may wear your flowy maxi with a sheer sleeveless blouse and a pair of wedge sandals.  As the temperatures drop, you will want to opt for thicker fabrics on top such as wool, fur, and leather.  As for footwear, you can wear anything from leather oxfords to suede booties or my favorite, moto boots.  And as the weather gets really cold, be sure to throw on a pair of thick tights or wool socks underneath for added warmth.  See below for outfit descriptions!  xx
  1. Standard Black Maxi:  Since this is the comfiest maxi of all, I like to pair this with a soft flannel shirt and a worn-in leather jacket.  I added a statement necklace to glam up the look a bit. 
  2. Pleated Maxi: This skirt is one of my more dressy maxis, so I paired it with a sleek leopard sweater and a simple gold necklace.  This look works for the office and happy hour.
  3. Printed Maxi Dress: While it's too cold to wear this dress as is, you can easily warm it up by throwing a cozy sweater overtop and adding a fur vest (or scarf).  Since I was going for a more boho look, I finished the look with a vintage pendant necklace.
  4. Sheer Maxi: The sheerness on the bottom means you should definitely over-compensate for warmth on top.  I paired this skirt with a plain long sleeve crew neck and a wool cocoon sweater.    By adding the glitzy collar necklace, this outfit is perfect for a day of brunching and shopping!

1 comment:

  1. LOVE the title. LOVE the suggestions. And LOVE the pics! Definitely one of my favorite ES posts to date : )