Transitioning Maxis from Summer to Fall

- Fashion, Outfits

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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    two birds
    August 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM

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

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    Rachels Fashion Patch
    August 15, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    Beautiful combination- You look stunning! xx

    http://www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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    Secret Garden
    August 15, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Good outlook

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    julia
    August 15, 2012 at 1:40 PM

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

    xo julesinflats.com

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    Megan
    August 15, 2012 at 5:08 PM

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

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    Miranda
    August 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    I do love a good maxi year round 😉

    XX,
    Miranda

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    Amy
    August 16, 2012 at 2:15 AM

    Loving the pink maxi’s! Too chic!

    Amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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    Nicoleta
    August 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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

    Kisses,

    http://www.nicoleta.me

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    Tara
    August 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    That skirt is so pretty!

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    stylishbynature
    August 16, 2012 at 12:45 PM

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

    Win a handbag from Koogul Store
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    Jennifer
    August 16, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    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

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    molly @ still being molly
    August 16, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    these looks are GORGEOUS, rachel! love it!!

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    Kacie's Kloset
    August 16, 2012 at 5:05 PM

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

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

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    julee
    August 16, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I love the idea of wearing the maxi into fall!

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    joyshana
    August 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM

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

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    Rachel
    August 17, 2012 at 7:30 AM

    What a great idea for a post!

    Life Unsweetened

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    Alexandra
    August 17, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    I love anything blush-coloured! Beautiful skirt :)

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    Anna @ IHOD
    August 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

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

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      Rachel
      August 17, 2012 at 8:35 AM

      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!

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    Lindsay
    August 17, 2012 at 10:09 AM

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

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    Heather
    August 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    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

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    alison
    August 17, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Love this blush tones maxi! Great inspiration!!

    xo
    Alison

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    Kristian
    August 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    A fun and informative post.

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    Sarah
    August 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

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

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    Ashley
    August 17, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    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

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    Rachel
    August 20, 2012 at 1:57 AM

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

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    mackattack
    August 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM

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

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      Rachel
      August 20, 2012 at 1:04 PM

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

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    Melissa Araujo
    August 20, 2012 at 10:09 PM

    perfect x

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    Chioma
    August 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

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

    Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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      Rachel
      August 22, 2012 at 9:33 AM

      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! :)

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    Rachel
    August 22, 2012 at 2:17 PM

    Love the hat!

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