Maximize Your Summer Maxi Dresses for Fall 2011

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I've been loving maxis this summer. Maxi skirts and maxi dresses have been my go-tos. Comfortable and easy to wear, I've been rocking the maxi for work and play.

But the fall is nearly upon us...how can I wear my beloved long outfits when the temperature drops?

Easy!

Below, three maxis and how to make the most of them for cooler days.

1.  

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The classic strapless maxi dress. Fun and flirty for summer, but with a long open cardigan and a pair of great wedges it's ready for September. Throw on a belt, chunky necklace and an armful of bangles for a more pulled together look.

2.

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The slouchy maxi-tee dress. Perfect for your kid's afternoon activities. Tie a knot at the bottom/side and wear flats or chunky boots, add a bulky patterned cardigan or poncho and cinch it at the waist with a fun belt. Bring some color into the mix with a warm scarf. Cozy!

3.

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A great tank-top maxi dress can work until November when you add a denim jacket and a long patterned scarf. Belted or not, this outfit works in the office or out to dinner. Don't forget a great statement necklace to dress it up a bit!

I hope I've given you some inspiration to keep rocking the maxi into the fall!

 

Notes: outfit one is from Old Navy, number two is from Free People and the third is from Lane Bryant.

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