The Black Maxi OOTD
|Gap maxi dress, Brandy Melville bandeau, Club Monaco belt, Zara shirt, Zara bag, Afaze sandals|
Apologies for boring those of you who already follow me on Instagram and have seen this outfit of the day already. I thought I would share this for those of you who might not have Instagram since I really loved this outfit. Maxi dresses and skirts are one of my favorite summer time trends but I've only worn them a handful of times. Last year (or maybe it was the year before...) I wore a strapless maxi dress to a movie theater and my outfit got stuck in an escalator and I was almost totally declothed in public.... Accidents aside, maxis are incredibly comfortable, not to mention stylish!
I picked up a basic black maxi (with straps!) from Gap a few weeks ago on sale for $20. They were out of smalls so I went up a size which doesn't quite fit me but I can make it work. I made sure to wear a bandeau since so much skin was being exposed (arm holes were way too large for me) and the floral pattern helps balance out the black fabric. Maxi dresses can be heavy and the top tends to drag and slide downward (thanks gravity) so the belt helps everything stay put. The air conditioning in school is quite powerful so the shirt is a great way of keeping me warm and covering up so I don't look like I'm headed to the beach.
Do you wear maxis? How do you style them? Please share if you've ever had a maxi disaster like me! I'd love a good chuckle!