Maxi skirts and long dresses are a timeless favorite for summer fashion, but the changing seasons shouldn’t mean that you have to bid adieu to breezy chiffon and long hemlines. The maxi dress becomes instantly autumn-appropriate by adding a cute fall jacket or long sleeves. Darker color palettes add an updated seasonal vibe to your favorite patterns and textures. Check out some of our favorite fall maxi looks from today’s hottest bloggers for some serious outfit inspiration.
1.) Airy Rose
Kim Le at Lace & Locks opts for a loose-fit long sleeve printed maxi dress with a flattering wrapped-V neckline. The elegance of soft billowing fabric and rich florals make this a perfect transitional look for any fall weather. It’s lightweight design will keep you cool during unexpected spikes in temperature, and works well with cropped jackets if you need a little extra warmth. Kim pairs this maxi with matching brown leather details and a bauble necklace to accentuate the cut of the dress.
2.) Dress Noir
Jenn from hellorigby! gives us reason to celebrate that black is back in season. Her perfect layering and mixed-texture ensemble add depth and dimension to this all-black look. Her wide-brimmed hat and cropped leather jacket accentuate the utilitarian urban ruggedness of the look, while the elegant silhouette of the black maxi keeps the look timelessly feminine. A touch of fringe and metal in the shoulder bag keep the outfit modern and on-trend.
3.) Boho Wanderer
This look from Natalie Dressed is the perfect way to look put-together without compromising comfort. The long, loose silhouette of the printed maxi and relaxed cardigan add just the right touch of bohemian whimsy, while laced city boots and a wide-brimmed hat keep the look practical and modern. The fine floral print of the dress material is reminiscent of vintage fabrics, adding to the artsy bohemian vibe of the outfit.
4.) Maxi(mum) Lace
Becky Kung at Velvet and Vino aces fall girly with this adorable lace-on-lace look. Her cutout crop top and high-waisted lace maxi skirt fuse old world elegance with new-age edge. She pairs strappy brown leather heels with a minimalist navy fold-over clutch for an added pop of color. Her muted fall tones and rich range of textures make this a sartorial home run fit for a crisp autumn day.
5.) Two-Tone Chic
This glam-casual look by Mel from Melrod Style is equally suited for Sunday brunch or a night on the town. Her long black maxi features a high draped slit for just the right amount of leg while the relaxed cut of her white blazer adds an element of relaxed chic. The high contrast of this outfit creates a look that is instantly polished and versatile. Her ankle-strap heels add a touch of transitional practicality while keeping this outfit on-trend.
6.) Pleated Neon
Rach Parcell from Pink Peonies shows us how one of our favorite spring trends, the pleated chiffon dress, can be instantly updated for fall. Her delicate maxi gets a bold twist with an updated color choice of neon green. Rach adds a textured denim jacket and a delightful pop of color with her pink shoulder bag. As a fall outfit, this pleated look allows for just the right proportions of warmth and freedom.
7.) Painted Maxi
Kristen at Everything is Always Sunny rocks a unique painted maxi dress for an artsy twist on a classic favorite. The delicate pattern and fall-time palette make this dress a perfect transitional maxi for the season. Kristen adds a cropped denim jacket, sunnies, and a brown leather shoulder bag for ease and versatility. Her fabulous studded pointy-toe flats enhance the originality of this look and add a hefty dose of enviable street-ready style.
8.) Midnight Floral
Whit at Beauty and a Budget rocks this excellent fitted maxi in rich floral print. The wrap-V neck flatters the chest and torso while accentuating the waist and elongating the legs. The dark base color of the dress makes this pattern instantly fall-appropriate, while delicate pink florals create a classically feminine look. Whit’s cut-out heels and neutral bag add comfort and practicality while allowing the dress to take center stage. Long sleeves and a close-fitting top add warmth during breezy fall days without looking bundled up.