Fall Maxi Skirts and Dresses


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.

Lace and Locks Fall Black Floral Maxi

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.

Solid Black Maxi

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.

Sweater maxi for fall

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.

Lace Maxi

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.


Sexy Black Maxi with White Jacket

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.

Neon Maxi Dress

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.

Printed Maxi Dress

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.

Floral Maxi for Fall

 

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2015 Blogger Trends to Beat the Heat: Summer Skirts, Rompers, and Dresses


It’s easy to get in a fashion rut, especially when what you’re wearing works at beating the summer heat. Those cute high waisted denim shorts and go-to crop top that you’ve been rocking all summer are adorable—but if you’re wearing them every weekend, it might be time to spice things up. After all, being fabulous means keeping your wardrobe routine fresh and exciting.

Enter stage left: delicate skirts, dresses, and rompers in chiffon, lace and other materials. Their lightweight fabrics and loose-fitting shapes make them flattering on any frame while adding a dose of playful femininity. They’re also effortless, breezy, and polished, making them an excellent stand-in for your usual favorite summer outfit. Bloggers are taking this fabulous fashion statement to the streets, proving that these feminine-ethereal looks will never go out of style. Here are some brilliant ways to keep cool during the dog days while adding new looks to your summer wardrobe:

1. The Chiffon Pleated Skirt

Fashion Blogger Trends 2015

Brazilian blogger Carolina Burgo flourishes fashionable on Small Fashion Diary, which is a veritable feast of amazing style. This looks fuses gritty femininity with classic soft lines, making this a street style home run. Her graphic tee, head scarf, satin starter jacket, and hoop earrings add a playful dose of old-school urbanity while her delicately pleated chiffon skirt and pointy crochet flats add timeless girly textures. Her photos can nearly speak for themselves, but you can also check out the English translated version of her blog here.

2. The Lace Romper

Blogger Trends Fashion Summer 2015

Check out blogger Kim Le from Lace and Locks in this fabulous lace romper! As an elegant take on effortless summer chic, this look transitions seamlessly from day to night and pairs easily with a multitude of styling options. The nude lining makes the sheer white lace pop, while scalloped edging creates a perfectly balanced silhouette. A delicate ribbon belt and V-neckline flatter the torso with subtle feminine details.

3. The Boho Lace Shift Dress

Blogger trends this summer

This amazing lace dress on Fashion Vibe is the perfect mix of bohemian shapes and polished fabrics. The beige color palette pairs perfectly with any accessory scheme while effectively staying on-trend. The loose fit and scalloped hemline makes this piece effortlessly chic and comfortable, even in the hottest of days. Pairing neutral colors with a black shoulder bag, watch, and heart-shapes sunglasses, this street-ready look is the perfect outfit for any summer occasion.

 4. The Pastel Playsuit

Summer fashion trends

This pastel watercolor romper from One Small Blonde is simply stunning. Featuring a thin yoke neckline, cascading top and bottom, and gorgeous printed fabric, this piece is an instant summer classic. Increased shoulder exposure means you can bronze those arms and keep your cool through the worst heat waves. The loose, billowy fabric adds a level of comfort without losing its flattering shape. It transforms quickly from day to night, and the short-style bottoms prevent any fluttery mishaps in the wind. Brilliant!


5. The Side-Slit Maxi Skirt

Side slit maxi skirt

This excellent look from Just Another Fashion Blog proves that NYC fashionista Lisa Dengler is more than just another street style blogger. Her elegant and airy maxi skirt gets the modern treatment with high side slits, a fresh pair of loafers, a blazer, and vintage necklace. Add some tortoise shell sunnies and a white tee, and you’ve hit the good vibes motherload. Emblematic of the hustle and bustle of NYC life, this unique look is at once polished and practical.

6. The Two-Piece Skirt Set

Two piece skirt set

Greta Eagan from Fashion Me Green shows off some airy items from her new line. Inspired by “classic sensibilities an movement,” this two-piece skirt set draws inspiration from old school silhouettes and makes them new. While the high waisted a-line skirt has its roots in classic feminine styling, the loose boxy crop top makes the look instantly modern. Pair these shapes with luscious fabrics and you have the perfect look to beat the heat.

7. The Bright Maxi Dress

Bright blue summer maxi dress

Blue has been having an absolute heyday in fashion lately, and cobalt is among the most fashionable shades. This royal blue maxi dress from A Piece of Toast is equally suited for Sunday shopping or an outdoor wedding, making it an instant style favorite. The dress offers a little extra coverage and space while a delicate v-shaped neckline flatters your shoulders and torso. You can pair it with virtually anything and will wear this piece over and over again. In summer, there is truly nothing better than a reliable maxi dress.

8. The Printed Floral Romper

Printed floral romper

If you’re looking to really spice up your wardrobe routine, this printed playsuit featured on Sazan is a serious find. The bib-front neckline flatters your shoulders and adds to the vintage vibe of the overall look. Its bold floral print, high waist shaping, and muted pastels make this summertime staple a fun and adventurous fashion statement. Accessory selection is easy, as pretty much any shade is on the table. For an extra dose of relevance, pair with metallic mule slides and rounded frames.

Which one’s your favorite outfit? Hope these outfits gave you some interesting ideas to mix and match pieces in your wardrobe.

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Summer Stripes: Outfit Inspiration from 8 Style Bloggers


Stripes are a classic style choice year-round, but they seem most fitting for the warm weather months. From thick stripes to thin, they’re endlessly versatile and add a timelessly chic vibe to your summer wardrobe. Fashion bloggers the world over have been successfully rocking summer stripes in casual and dressed-up looks that you can replicate with easy, affordable pieces. Check out these stylish outfits from the best of the fashion blog-o-sphere:

1. The mixed-texture stripe:

Summer Stripes - Patterned Striped Dress by Roberto Cavalli

Kristina Bazan at Kayture flaunts her elegant style in this classically textured Roberto Cavalli A-line striped pattern dress. Fusing elements of embroidery, nautical stripes, scalloped lace edging, and delicate Parisian-inspired colors, this look is a total home run. Bazan updates the classically feminine silhouette with hyper-modern metallic cat’s eye sunglasses.

2. Striped Pants

Summer striped pants with a white tee

Danielle Bernstein at We Wore What understands the delicate balance between comfortable and chic. This perfectly refined vertical-stripe pants are a great way to strut the city in style while staying casual. Because these stripes are the total package, all you need is a plain white tee, simple hat, and sandals. Switch in boots and a cardigan, and this look could translate well for fall.

 

3. Little Striped Dress

Summery black & white little striped dress

Jessica Stein at Tuula Vintage knows that summer is the perfect time to go classically feminine with your wardrobe choices. This adorable dress fuses classic bias wide stripes with a form-fitting silhouette. Its center peekaboo cutout makes the dress modern while black strap sandals add a dose of timeless simplicity.

 

4. Striped Maxi Skirt

Striped maxi skirt with a white shoulderless top

Aimee Song at Song of Style aces beach attire in her fabulous striped maxi skirt (J. Crew). Paired with a flowing drop-shoulder peasant top, the maxi skirt and fedora add just the right amount of comfort, style, and practicality for a hot summer day. This breezy look transforms seamlessly from a day on the beach to a casual summer dinner.

 


5. Striped T-Shirt Dress

Striped t-shirt dress

Julia Sariñana at Sincerely Jules pairs a casual thin-striped t-shirt dress with bold red cardigan and gold details. Her stacked rings, gold watch, and angled frames add just the right dose of sartorial style while remaining understated. The loose-fitting dress is perfect for hot days, running errands, or meeting a friend for a weekend coffee date.

 

 6. Collared Sleeveless Shirt Dress

Collared Sleeveless Collared Shirt Dress in a Simple Vertical Stripe

Julie Afshin runs her blog, The Darling Detail, out of Texas, so we’re guessing she knows a thing of two about surviving the summer heat. Her vertical striped tank dress is light and airy, while its simplicity makes it perfect for easy pairing. The rough edging of each vertical line adds an artsy vibe to the traditional pinstripe style.

 

7. Striped Tent Dress

Wide stripe pleated tent dress

Blair Eadie at Atlantic-Pacific goes casual glam in her tan striped tent dress. A subtle color palette and delicate pleating add the perfect amount of structure and style. Its comfortable design looks chic and refined, making this perfect for a summer date, vacation outfit, or outdoor gathering.

 

8. Striped Tank Top

Summery striped tank top with white pants

Lee Parrino at The Modern Legacy styles this striped peekaboo tank with white linen pants, a black bra, slides, and black leather tote. Parrino does justice to her blogger namesake by staying modern while making a classic statement with traditional item pairings. This look is equal parts fierce and utilitarian.

Some of these bloggers may be wearing luxury designers but stripes are available everywhere. We hope you got some ideas here on how to mix & match outfits with stripes this summer!

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