If you´re wondering how to update a maxi dress for spring so that you´ll have different ways to wear your dress, then these fifteen ways to style a maxi dress should inspire you to get creative this spring.
I feel like while maxi dresses are easy to wear in summer, they´re not very versatile. You´re almost getting only one look, you get exactly what you paid for. Well, until I saw these inspiring outfits from other fashionistas. There are actually several ways to alter the look of a maxi dress, and you can wear it from spring and summer … to fall.
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1. Maxi Dress with Poncho or Shrug
Remember the talk we had about how to wear ponchos all year round? Opt for a lightweight knit poncho, preferably cropped style, to layer over your printed maxi dress for a gorgeous amount of contrast. Add a fedora to tame your mane.
But if poncho isn´t your thing, you can always go for a crocheted shrug that covers just your shoulder or a crocheted knit crop top with sleeves. Really, the options are endless.
2. Maxi Dress with a Statement Bib Necklace
All you have to do is look for a fabulous colored bib or drop necklace to complement, if not match, your printed maxi dress. I found this neon green Elsie drop necklace from Boohoo (sold out) a great piece to inject statement and add elegance to your maxi outfit.
3. Maxi Dress with a Safari Jacket
This trick is called sporty-meets-dainty. Safari jacket embodies that sporty attitude, layer it on a very feminine and elegant beige chiffon maxi dress and you have a stylish yet sporty result.
4. Update a Maxi Dress for spring with Black Leather Jacket
Many women wonder how to wear jackets with maxi dress. Personally, I love adding a black leather jacket on a bright print maxi dress. It´s the complete contrast of fierce leather and girly elements that fascinates me.
5. Update a Maxi Dress for spring with a Vest
This ethnic rose maxi dress is layered with a knitted cropped cardigan and a sleeveless fur vest. The look is then completed with a large brim hat. Isn´t it something really fabulous?
6. Update a Maxi Dress for Spring with White Button Down Shirt
Put your classic white button down to good use. Instead of always making it play basic, let it be the highlight. Wear it over a long maxi dress and tie the ends around the waist. A quick update for a chic, stylish look. Alternatively, you can simply buy a white crop top with tie in front.
7. Maxi Dress with a Sweater
Once the weather turns chilly and fall season has finally returned, layer your maxi dress with knitted pullover and fur jacket. Keep your legs warm with tights and finish with a pair of flat lace up or western boots. You´ll look comfortable and adorable.
8. Black and white maxi dress with all black leather
A black and white printed maxi dress can be a great transitional piece from winter to spring. Layer it up with some warm tights and a blacl leather jacket, slip into a pair of black leather knee-high boots, and then grab your favorite black leather handbag.
9. Update a Maxi Dress for spring with denim shirt
For casual days, we often wear a long maxi dress with flat shoes, flip flops, or flat sandals. But how to you update a maxi dress without wearing it with heels? Simply layer it with a denim jacket or a blue chambray button show shirt. If it´s a jacket, add a belt. If it´s a chambray shirt, tie the hem at the waist.
10. Printed Maxi dress with matching cardigan
A printed maxi dress is more versatile when it comes to mixing and matching, or even layering. For this dress, you have two colors available to match. Take the mint green for your cardigan, and the coral pink for your shoes, bag, and jewelry.
11. Dark Blue Maxi Dress with brown jacket
For cooler days, layer your dark blue long maxi dress with an olive green cropped jacket, then add a dark print scarf worn simply by throwing one end over your shoulder. This look works well in early spring or in fall. Your shoes can be plaform pumps or lace-up combat boots.
12. Long gray maxi dress with dark blue cardigan
A flowy gray maxi dress is comfy to wear in summer. As you can see, it´s perfect for an every day casual outfit when the weather is nice. Add a long soft cardigan, a pair of flat sandals, and a gorgeous straw bag. you can always update this look by playing with different fun accessories.
13. Dark print maxi dress with sweater and chucks
If you have a dark print midi maxi dress, then go ahead and mimic this look for spring. Layer over it a cozy knitted sweater, then slip into a pair of converse chucks sneakers. It´s perfect for running errands. To update the look, opt for a bright knit sweater next time, perhaps a yellow or a green sweater? Then swap the chucks with some combat boots.
14. Printed Maxi dress with matching button down shirt
For a very ladylike summer outfit, layer a bright printed maxi dress with a button shirt. Pick a color from the print for your shirt, and another color for your bag and sandals. The style principle applied here is similar to that of outfit #10 above, only that instead of a cardigan, you´re going for a shirt and you´re adding a brim hat.
15. Update a Maxi Dress for spring by Adding a belt bag
For busy days when all you need is a quick update to your fabulous printed maxi dress, simply add a belt bag. It´s nice to invest on a belt bag that´s versatile such as a brown leather one. This look works well if your mayi dress is long sleeves and has an enourmous full long skirt.
So these are the fifteen ways to update a maxi dress for spring. How do you plan to update your maxi dress?