Transitioning Maxis from Summer to Fall

Posted in Fashion, Outfits
on August 15, 2012

Chic, sleek and easy-to-wear maxis have become a staple in many wardrobes and they provide a versatile, unique look. Breezy maxi styles have helped fashionistas beat the summer heat, but what about styling these beauties for fall? By adding layers and more details, the transition from summer to fall is as easy as one, two, three!

Summer Styling

There are so many ways to style a maxi in the summer, the list is literally endless. From plain tees and graphic tees to tank tops and crop tops, maxis can easily be styled for any occasion. A short sleeve sequin shirt or tank adds texture and shine to a maxi. Paired with a statement necklace and strappy sandals or wedges, you are set to go for a summer day.

Other summer styling ideas:

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With a plain tee and pointy pumps, a maxi makes a gorgeous date night ensemble.

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Try a graphic tee and vintage scarf for a fun day time look for running errands or going to a flea market.

Fall Styling

How do you transition this piece to fall? Start by layering. By adding a jacket (here I added a short sleeve jacket because the weather was still warm enough for it) such as a leather jacket or military jacket, or by adding a chunky sweater or cardigan, your outfit is instantly transformed. Next step is to add details: by adding a fall-rich colored accessory, such as a burgundy floppy hat and dark hues or patterned details, such as a dark brown belt, your outfit has new fall-esque touches. Final step is just as simple! Switch out those summery sandals for a chic pair of ankle booties or tall boots for a perfect, complete fall look. Here I added a pair of Kenzie buckle booties to toughen up an otherwise feminine outfit. Mixing colors, layers, textures and balancing feminie/masculine details will create a fool-proof fall maxi outfit!

Other fall styling ideas:

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With a chunky knit, a maxi easily translates to fall weather and looks completely chic. A small handbag adds the perfect touch to this ensemble.

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Go monochromatic by pairing your maxi with a similar shade blouse. Add a wide belt to highlight your waist and viola, you are all set! I realize this is a dress, but you get the idea!

 

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39 Comments

  • Reply two birds

    i need more maxi skirts!! i love all of these flowy, romantic looks!

    August 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM
  • Reply Rachels Fashion Patch

    Beautiful combination- You look stunning! xx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

    August 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM
  • Reply Secret Garden

    Good outlook

    August 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM
  • Reply julia

    great post, i will definitely be needing these tips once the cool weather starts!

    xo julesinflats.com

    August 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM
  • Reply Megan

    Love maxis for summer! That shimmery top is pretty on you :)

    August 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM
  • Reply Miranda

    I do love a good maxi year round 😉

    XX,
    Miranda

    August 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM
  • Reply Amy

    Loving the pink maxi’s! Too chic!

    Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

    August 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM
  • Reply Nicoleta

    So beautiful! Love your look. The colors are awesome!!!

    Kisses,

    http://www.nicoleta.me

    August 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM
  • Reply Tara

    That skirt is so pretty!

    August 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
  • Reply stylishbynature

    WOW !! Love both the styles..You inspired me to try my skirt in diff ways :)

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    ❤ StylishByNature.com

    August 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM
  • Reply Jennifer

    This is exactly what I’m trying to work on… I don’t want to give up my maxis when it starts getting cold haha

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

    August 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM
  • Reply molly @ still being molly

    these looks are GORGEOUS, rachel! love it!!

    August 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM
  • Reply Kacie's Kloset

    I love maxis! Thanks for the inspiration on transitioning them to fall!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    August 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM
  • Reply julee

    I love the idea of wearing the maxi into fall!

    August 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM
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    August 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
  • Reply joyshana

    I need a maxi skirt in my life, i don’t own one:( great looks

    August 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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  • Reply Rachel

    What a great idea for a post!

    Life Unsweetened

    August 17, 2012 at 7:30 AM
  • Reply Alexandra

    I love anything blush-coloured! Beautiful skirt :)

    August 17, 2012 at 7:59 AM
  • Reply Anna @ IHOD

    I love how versatile the maxi is. You look stunning!

    August 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM
    • Reply Rachel

      Thank you! It seriously is one of my most versatile pieces and I want to wear it all the time! I can’t stop thinking about new ways to wear it!

      August 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM
  • Reply Lindsay

    Such great inspiration here! I love it…can’t wait for fall to come!

    August 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM
  • Reply Heather

    Seriously it’s feeling like fall isn’t it? I can’t wait to remix my maxis – great inspiration girl… and AMEN to the weekend.. this week has been killer!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

    August 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM
  • Reply alison

    Love this blush tones maxi! Great inspiration!!

    xo
    Alison

    August 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM
  • Reply Kristian

    A fun and informative post.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM
  • Reply Sarah

    I love this post, so great! I just love your styling, I think your summer styling is my favourite!

    August 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM
  • Reply Ashley

    I love this post! I have a bunch of maxi skirts and I can’t wait to style them into fall :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

    August 17, 2012 at 6:40 PM
  • Reply Rachel

    This is such a good post, I always just picture maxis as summer pieces!

    August 20, 2012 at 1:57 AM
  • Reply mackattack

    Loved this! Could you do some post on how to transition summer dresses into winter? (Coral, Floral, stripes etc.) Thank You!!!

    August 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM
    • Reply Rachel

      That’s a great idea! I would love to do a post on this :) Thank you for the idea and stopping by!

      August 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM
  • Reply Melissa Araujo

    perfect x

    August 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM
  • Reply Chioma

    love both the spring and fall look Rachel! have you ever been told you favor Princess Kate?

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

    August 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM
    • Reply Rachel

      Chioma, thank you for your sweet comment! And I have been told that once by my hair dresser! That is so sweet of you to say, she is so stylish! :)

      August 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM
  • Reply Rachel

    Love the hat!

    August 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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