Over the summer, I bought this fabulous maxi dress from Forever 21. It was a steal at just $27.80. Though summer is over, this dress is just too pretty to sit in my closet. So to guarantee that it wouldn’t go unworn, today I challenged myself to wear it in a new way that works for fall. I call this a Closet Challenge, and you’ll be seeing more of it on Practically Spoiled.
Here’s how I wore it:
The trend of maxi skirts inspired me to style it as that, rather than a dress. To make it more wearable for everyday, I needed to tone it down rather than dressing it up. So I put a black 3/4 sleeved sweater over the dress. I liked the casual look and didn’t want to over accessorize. I kept it simple with a tiny gold necklace, vintage earrings and a wire cuff. I will show off my toes for as long as the weather allows me to, which made my peep toe cage booties an easy choice. I thought it was a fun contrast against the flowy skirt. Finally, I topped it all off with the pièce de résistance: My beloved vintage Chanel jumbo flap.
Inspired? Try it with your own maxi dress and let me know how you styled it!
Maxi Dress worn as a skirt $27.80, Forever 21 • Black Sweater $18.99, Banana Republic Clearance • Ray Ban Sunnies $55, Saks off 5th • Peep Toe Cage Heels $36, Steve Madden via Lord & Taylor Outlet • Gold Wire Bracelet $4.00, Pier 1 Imports • Gold “K” Medallion Necklace $35, Brooklyn Flea Market • Vintage Gold Earrings, Gift from my Grandma • Vintage Chanel Jumbo Flap, Fabulous eBay Find
*Photography by the incredible Katelyn Calautti