4 Versatile Maxi Dress Outfit Ideas For Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter
Today, I'm sharing four maxi dress outfit ideas: one for every season. A maxi dress is so versatile and so I wanted to show you how to wear it for different temperatures and times of year. Let's get started!
I’ll be styling a patterned maxi dress, but these maxi dress outfit ideas could really work for any color or style of maxi dress.
1. Spring floral maxi dress outfit
To style this dress for spring, I’ve gone with my oversized denim jacket, some crisp white sneakers, a pink suede baseball cap, and some light wooden hoop earrings.
Spring is often still a little nippy, at least in the beginning, so I always like to have an outerwear piece at hand, especially since I always seem to be cold.
A denim jacket isn’t too heavy, and it’s also a nice light blue, which fits well with more of a spring feel. The oversized style makes it a little shapeless, and if you’re not into that whole vibe, feel free to switch it out for more of a cropped, tailored denim jacket instead.
White sneakers also keep it light and play in with the denim jacket to create a casual, cool look. The pink cap ties into the colors in my patterned dress, but it could be any color that works for you.
Finally, the earrings in a nice light wooden finish are subtle and neutral but still light and fun.
2. Maxi dress outfit idea for summer
For summer, you don’t really want to add too much. The dress, just as it is, is great for summer vibes.
I decided to pair it with a crochet vest. It’s very light, so it doesn’t add any extra warmth when you’re already feeling really hot, but it helps make the outfit feel more intentional and finished.
For shoes, I’ve gone for brown strappy sandals; they are one of my favorites in the summertime to wear with any outfit.
I don’t like too many accessories in the summer as they can irritate your skin when they mix with sweat, but large hoop earrings are a great choice.
This rattan circle bag is the perfect bag to finish off the outfit; it doesn’t hold much, but I feel you don’t have to cart as much stuff around during the summer.
I totally dig the boho vibes this ensemble is giving off for summer, so I leaned even further into that with a flower crown headband.
3. Fall maxi dress outfit
For the fall styling of this dress, I wanted to focus on the darker, warmer hues. To do that, I paired the dress with some mustard yellow hoop earrings, a dark red crossbody bag, and my tan Oxford flats.
Then, to add snuggly, sweater weather vibes, I pulled on my beige Grandpa cardigan. The cardigan, paired with the Oxfords, lends itself to a slight menswear vibe, a great juxtaposition with the floral, feminine dress.
As the weather gets colder, you can hide leggings under a maxi dress to give the look more warmth without anyone ever knowing.
4. Maxi dress winter outfit
As the weather gets colder still, I like to stick to those warmer hues in my clothing. I think it subconsciously makes me feel warmer somehow. So that’s what I’ve done with this winter outfit.
This chunky knit cream turtleneck sweater just screams cozy to me. But if it’s super chilly where you are, lay a fitted turtleneck under the dress as well. A maxi dress will also hide flannel longjohns if you feel the need.
The shoe of choice for winter has got to be boots, I’ve gone for some lace-up tan heeled boots, but heels are, of course, not necessary and are even potentially hazardous in slippery weather.
Maxi dress outfit ideas for all seasons
There you go, four weather-appropriate ways to wear a patterned maxi dress throughout the year in each season. There is no excuse not to rewear it. Let me know which outfit was your favorite in the comments below.
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