Day to night maxi perfection

Upon moving to DC I have discovered long gone are the days where my whole paycheck didn’t completey go to my living expenses.  Oh the days where “Yes, Ill buy that dress for whatever occasion and never wear it again,” was a thought that I didn’t second guess.  In reality this was a blessing in disguise on getting real with getting creative with what I already have in my closet.  In transition to the warmer temps what better way to highlight a wear it two ways look than with the beloved maxi dress!

The maxi dress I am hightlighting today is from last season Target for under $35!  Yes, of course you can keep it basic and wear just this dress with flats, but let’s explore the adventures in occasions this dress can take us to.  Below I would recommend the strapless maxi with uncovered shoulders for a look if you are on vacation, headed to the beach, etc.

Maxi dress, Target, under $35; Gold peep toe flats, Steve Madden, on consignment under $20
Maxi dress, Target, under $35; Gold peep toe flats, Steve Madden, on consignment under $20

The next maxi look is perfect for casual brunch setting during the day, picnic outing, or if you are simply just running errands.  Pairing a maxi with sheer or light cover ups such as this tie waisted button up or you can do a cardigan for a transitional look for the office on casual Fridays.

Maxi dress, Target, under $35; White button up, NY & Co. under $30; Shoes, TJ Maxx, under $40
Maxi dress, Target, under $35; White button up, NY & Co. under $30; Shoes, TJ Maxx, under $40

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 Last look for this maxi dress is for the after 10 pm crowd.  Selecting a maxi that has a flowy poly blend pairs perfect with blazers or a bit of leather!  Throw on a pair of heels and you are set for the night!

Maxi dress, Target, under $35; Pleather blazer, NY&Co., under $25 on consignment; Shoes, Target, under $35
Maxi dress, Target, under $35; Pleather blazer, NY&Co., under $25 on consignment; Shoes, Target, under $35

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When you have your next full day excursion and there is no time to run home to transition to different looks consider the maxi dress.  Proof that this works, I was able to fit all three pairs of shoes, jacket, and blouse in a basic H&M bag…you can do it too!  What are your maxi favs this season?

 

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