Monday, March 7, 2011

What to Wear, What to Pair: Mad About Maxis


Maxis are making a comeback for the upcoming season, and what better way to try this trend than rocking the real deal? Here are some of my favorite floor length frocks that can be yours for just $18!

The Look: Back in Black


A basic black maxi is a great way to ease this piece into your wardrobe.  Simple and classic, this dress serves as a blank slate to show off your most outlandish of accessories.

The Look: Flirty in Floral


Bold but feminine, seventies floral patterns have such a wow factor that a dress like this packs a punch without any fuss. 

The Look: Funky Yet Formal

Subtle adornments make this maxi my favorite.  Its sheer chiffon sleeves and gold plated accent at the waist add a formal touch to its vibrant floral pattern. 


Working with a dress as long as a maxi can be tricky when considering accessories, especially when it comes to shoes.  While I am a vintage fanatic, I am very adamant about pairing vintage garments with modern pieces so my look comes off as current rather than costumey.

A summer staple for shoes in the seventies was wooden platform sandals and clogs.  There's no need to scour the net for authentic seventies platforms which normally cost a pretty penny, run in impossibly small sizes, and come with no guarantee of quality or condition.  Many top shoe designers today make the same exact models that will sass up your maxi as well as do wonders for the rest of your wardrobe. Here are some of my favorite kicks to compliment your maxi that are available now:

Swedish Hasbeens
This shoe company that was founded in the 70's has stuck to its roots with pride, delivering high-quality handmade footwear in the same factory in which it began. 
Swedish Hasbeens T-strap Clog

Jeffrey Campbell
My go-to shoe destination to revamp retro, Jeffrey Campbell makes sky-high platforms with sleek designs transforming the most common pieces into a hotlist-worthy must haves.

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