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The Maxi Dress: A Summer to Fall Transition Piece

The Maxi Dress used to be one of the most intimidating trends to me. I always found myself picking one up at a store and just staring at it wondering, “Where in the world would I have to wear a floor-length but casual dress?!”

I don’t know if I’ve become more adventurous or just a bit more creative, but I definitely understand how a piece like this can be a valuable addition to any girl’s wardrobe. You can wear it on a nice dinner date, out for drinks with girlfriends on a summer night, and now I’m starting to think, “What a great transition piece from summer to fall!”

Felicity Rainbow Ikat Maxi Dress Calypso St. Barth

This gorgeous Felicity Rainbow Ikat Maxi Dress from Calypso St. Barth is the perfect example of a maxi that works well for fall and summer. The colorful ikat pattern stands alone as a bold statement dress perfect for a hot summer event. But pair this with a denim jacket or a cropped chunky knit sweater, and you have a glam outfit for one of those cool nights as move towards the end of August and early September.

I love this because clearly it works well with a simple flat sandal. But imagine styling the dress with a pair of open heels with a slightly chunky heel – that definitely reads more fall in my book. I’m not talking thick scarf & leggings weather – but definitely great for those early transitional days.

What do you think? Is it worth it to invest in a maxi dress like this if you’re able to style it for cooler temps as well?