The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer

Day to Night Dress Series: Black Maxi Edition

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This past weekend was the absolute perfect maxi dress weather.  I’m a bit embarrassed about how long it took me to jump on the maxi dress trend a few years ago when it first rolled around, but now I am a true believer.  It’s a must-have item if you’re doing any traveling this summer, or even just exploring around your own city or neighborhood!

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The perfect accessories for some daytime adventuring are gladiators and a denim vest.  I have been envious of my sister’s edgy denim vest for probably two years now, and I just found this one at Old Navy and it is absolutely perfect.  I’ve also been eyeballing tassel earrings forever now, but I’m really not a “big earring” person, so I was so excited when I found these pretty gold ones at Banana Republic that are dainty and fun at the same time!

Outfit Details – Dress: Lush (Now on sale! Alternate style here and here) | Sandals: Lucky Brand (old, similar here and here) | Denim Vest: Old Navy | Sunglasses: Coach | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory (also love this crystal embellished one) | Necklace: J.Crew | Ring: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Banana Republic (now on sale!) | Clutch: J.Crew Factory

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This cozy cotton-cashmere shawl is the perfect addition for my favorite summer evening activities; including, but not limited to drinks on the dock and sunset sails.  My mom found it at a boutique in Central Mass called otmōs, and it’s lightweight and still warm, so totally perfect for when the sun goes down.  All you need is a sleek clutch or wristlet and you are good to go for an evening by the water.  It’s also a great item to pack in your travel bag to Europe, to cover up your shoulders inside conservative churches, and easily take off when you step back out into the summer sun.

Outfit Details – Dress: Lush (Now on sale! Alternate style here and here) | Sandals: Lucky Brand (old, similar here and here) | Shawl: Caroline Grace | Bracelet: J.Crew Factory (also love this crystal embellished one) | Necklace: J.Crew | Ring: Charming Charlie | Earrings: Banana Republic (now on sale!) | Wristlet: Spartina 449

What are your favorite ways to style a maxi dress?

Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful week!
xo, C

15 thoughts on “Day to Night Dress Series: Black Maxi Edition

  1. Maxi dresses are seriously the best! A major plus is they also tend to be so comfy!

    xx,
    Susie

    http://www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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  2. I love the way you’ve styled this dress! My favourite is the more glam look. That patterned clutch with the cobalt shawl is stunning!

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  3. Great transition demo! Lovely dress! 🙂
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  4. What a great transition!! Love it so much~~ thanks for the good tip!
    Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  5. Love both looks, and especially love that clutch!
    xo, j
    http://www.BornFancy.com

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  6. Happy Monday, lovely! YOU look incredible both ways! Seriously love stopping by your blog!
    Sending you much love!!!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.net

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  7. Seriously black maxi’s are a must! I love these two looks- great earrings too!!

    C’s Collection
    http://chelseascollection.com

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  8. Love hte pairing of a maxi dress with a jean vest!
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  9. Great dress. Fab stylings

    Made in Mauve // Bloglovin

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  10. you look so pretty.. i love maxis!!
    xxo
    Jamie
    Hope you can visit my blog: http://www.candystilettos.com

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  11. You look gorgeous! I love that dress!

    Her Heartland Soul
    http://herheartlandsoul.com

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  12. Loving that super versatile dress! Great piece!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  13. Love your denim vest! I recently pulled mine out from the back of the closet- so perfect for spring/summer!
    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

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  14. Pretty flowers so amazing cheers, AmadiDaily.com

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