Maxi Movements

Oasap Street style Platforms shoes
Maxis are one of the most versatile style of garments that any woman can wear! I typically wear them more during spring and summer, but I have found them to be wonderful trans-seasonal pieces in my wardrobe.

Think about it—whether a maxi dress or skirt, they're easy to wear, even better to pack, and no demanding styling is needed. You can literally wear a basic Tee, maxi skirt, and sandals and have either an overall casual aesthetic or even transform those pieces into a more refined ensemble!

Maxi dresses Bebe fashion
I decided to wear this silk dyed maxi dress one day to work, and then to meet with friends later. It was one of those occasional work weekends. But, I made the most of it, and wanted to be dressed slightly more relaxed than normal work attire and without going for denim.

It was a low-key night, and I knew that most of the others that I was planning to meet were going to be very casual, so I swapped out my cropped blazer and opted for a cargo jacket. Why do I love it? It’s multifunctional and has loads of pockets!

Sometimes the most effective elements are random and simple. For me, it was pairing a nice silk dress that I found in the depths of my closet with comfortable shoes! I also liked the casual vibe to the look and blended favourable vintage to add texture with an earthy, yet contemporary feeling!  Either way, it was the right combination of comfort and style that I wanted. Are you a maxi lover?  
Oasap Street style blogger tooled vintage bags
The goods: Maxi dress-Bebe, Patent shoes-c/o Oasap, Vintage-Tooled handbag and eagle belt-charity shop, Jacket-Old Navy (last seen here), and Lucite necklace-gifted.

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59 comments

  1. Ivana Džidić03 May, 2013

    I love your look! great combo:)


    I'm a bif fan of maxies:)

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  2. I'm obsessed with maxis but I only have a couple of them. It's very hard to find ones that aren't too long for this short girl. lol!
    The colors on your maxi dress are so beautiful!

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  3. That maxi looks great on you Madison, I'm going to have to find one to add to my wardrobe--so sick of jeans lately!


    xo Mary Jo

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  4. I'm sure you already know my love for a maxi - so versatile and always fabulous. Loving that tooled leather bag! x

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  5. Made by Gigi03 May, 2013

    You look great! I just bought similiar shoes two weeks ago. Love them.

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  6. KizzyDoll03 May, 2013

    Such a gorgeous maxi...I'm a big fan of them too :) Always wearing them in the spring/summer time, they keep me cool in the heat. Love the design on this one...so lovely. You look marvellous doll :)) I also like them as they come in so many styles, you can have more dressy maxi dresses or casual ones, so easy :)) Have a wonderful weekend xx

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  7. aww the shoes are so cute!


    hannah xx

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  8. It´s the perfect casual chic look. Love the maxi dress and the way you styled it with the cargo jacket. Yes I´m a maxi lover too. Hope you guys had a great time. Happy weekend Madison <3

    xx

    glamdevils

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  9. I love this easy, breezy look on you Madison! You are so right and maxi skirts are so awesome and versatile!

    xoxo,

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  10. miss b bobochic03 May, 2013

    I agree that maxis are so versatile and a hoilday essential - easy to pack, comfortable and can be dressed up or down. Lovely shades of brown too.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. So chic, i love the way you rocked this look with the sneakers, omg!!! you look perfect. you swell you got swags...

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  12. Lilli C.03 May, 2013

    Hi Madison! I am a maxi lover too! I'd love to get a dress or a skirt for S/S in fact! In particular I like to wear maxi skirt with a basic stretched top and flats:) Btw, your dress is very cool, love the prints and the colors! The jacket goes perfect with it! Have a lovely weekend dear, kisses! xo

    http://lilliness.blogspot.it/

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  13. This does lok perfect on you - I really wish I could pull maxis off better, but alas, I am so short, they never work on me.

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  14. Erika Sorocco03 May, 2013

    That maxi dress is literally beyond adorable; and I LOVE how it looks paired with those shoes! :)

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  15. Loving that maxi, and loving the shirt over it!

    Annie

    The Other Side of Gray

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  16. Margaret Cruzemark03 May, 2013

    This is a very stylish look Madison, it's just effortless, so beautiful!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

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  17. Love this look!
    What a great skirt!


    xoxox,
    CC

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  18. Such a lovely dress! :)


    X Marjolein - nevertoopolished.com

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  19. francesca romana capizzi03 May, 2013

    That Bebe maxidress is super!!! One of my fave stores in the world!

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  20. Looks like a perfect skirt for twirling!

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  21. Rosalind Jana03 May, 2013

    You are convincing me that I should pull out some of my maxi dresses and skirts for this halfway-house weather. This combination of colours looks glorious on you too.

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  22. A die hard Maxi lover here!
    I am in love with how you incorporate every little detail!
    The bag is amazing!!!!

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  23. Hi sweety, that is a beautiful dress, I just love the frill! The jacket is indeed multi-purposeful and adds a a great casual twist to the maxi. With so many great colours on the dress, i bet there are a dozen ways you can style it...would love to see more :) Thanks for your daily dose of kindness over at my blog, its much appreciated!

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  24. Hey Madison! I love maxi dresses and skirts. They are so easy to put on, comfortable and stylish. Yours is fabulous doll. I love the layers of beautiful neutrals! You look glam :D

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  25. I do love Maxi's, i'm kinda still waiting for warmer weather so i can squeeze into some of my longer maxis to accomodate bump!
    Looking fabulous!
    x.o.x.o

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  26. Deepali Suryawanshi04 May, 2013

    what a great skirt and such comfortable shoes!

    magnefiestaofmumbai.blogspot.in

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  27. LGreaves04 May, 2013

    So true, maxi skirts and dresses are the best! I love the unique print on yours and how you styled it up :)

    Trendy Teal

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  28. Viktoriya Sener04 May, 2013

    I'm not a big fun of maxi, but your outfit is awesome!

    For me it's little bit hard to walk in such skirt)
    kisses)

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  29. I love maxi, for me they go well with everything and as you said from meeting with friends, going to work or just launching around.
    Really like the belt, the jacket and those shoes!
    Thanks for the shoes link; most of the shoes links that you gives us are new to me so its greatly appreciate.

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  30. Maiken M04 May, 2013

    I'm in looove with your wonderful bag and belt. such unique pieces! but when it comes to maxi skirts I don't own any :P honestly, I really don't but I do have like two thrifted maxi dresses waiting to be worn. and you, Madison, totally rocked your maxi with that jacket!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  31. FASHION TALES04 May, 2013

    Thanks!

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  32. FASHION TALES04 May, 2013

    Thank you so much, and enjoy your weekend as well. xx

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  33. FASHION TALES04 May, 2013

    Thanks Miss b, yes, they're absolutely essential for holidays. I love them! :-)

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  34. FASHION TALES04 May, 2013

    Thank you Katherine! A friend of mine wears hers with wedges or platforms, so that's probably the best way to tackle them style-wise being short. Otherwise have you tried to chop a bit off the hemline ... still achieving the same effect! :-)

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  35. Of course I do! You're a maxi wearing Queen! lol. xx :)

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  36. What a beautiful dress, love it in combinations with those boyish shoes!

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  37. Thanks for your comment. Weird, I would have thought you'd like them! I think the trick is to buy them so that you can see your shoes! x :)

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  38. They're incredibly comfortable! Thank you Kizzy! Happy weekend!

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  39. Thanks for you sweet comment. :) Enjoy your w/e. & Easter in Greece!xx

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  40. Haha, yes one needs to be careful in maxis. But, I think I love them because they really come in various lengths. Thanks Cee for your comment. xx

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  41. This is an awesome outfit! I loooove maxis, and like you, I wear them a lot in summer, but found them to be great transitional pieces! Swap the sandals for boots, add a cardi, and there it is :-)

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  43. Fleurani05 May, 2013

    I agree, Maxis are great but finding the right length is so hard when you are not that tall like me. you look super cool in your maxi skirt Madision, love the ruffle :-)

    Ani
    www.fleuani.blogspot.de

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  44. Alexis Grace05 May, 2013

    I really love maxis--- I have skirt and dress versions and they are such an easy piece to grab and style a variety of ways.

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  45. A great military inspired jacket can top just about everything with a casual, definitely very cool, vibe. It's perfect with the maxi for going out! And that clutch is to die for!!

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  46. Thank you Elisa, and thanks for commenting. :)

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  47. Thanks Sam dear. I agree, maxis= versatility! xx

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  48. Hi there, thank you! I love these as well, very comfortable.

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  49. Thanks so much Maiken! I'm sure you have some great pieces, you seem to always find fashion treasures! :-)

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  50. Sarasweetstyle05 May, 2013

    That dress is so unique and stunning! Love how you paired it with that awesome jacket!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  51. Luna Tiger06 May, 2013

    I love the shoes ! And I love the contrast of long dress and military jacket !

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  52. I agree! Thanks Lani, enjoy your week and welcome back!

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  53. Love the colors. You look great in that burnt / rusty color scale!

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  54. Really loving this ensemble on you. Great style!

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