Two Ways To Style A Maxi Dress For Spring

Hello beautiful friends!! Today is #FASHIONWEDNESDAY! And yesterday was the FIRST DAY OF SPRING! YAYYYYY. I am so excited that it is o f f i c i a l l y spring. I adore spring — and I basically have already been acting like it’s spring since February first so hey, I’m ahead of the game. This week I am bringing you my two ways to style a maxi dress for spring because 1. maxis are the BOMB for those of us who try to keep the #modestishottest trend going and 2. learning how to wear an outfit in more than one way is KEY to dressing up your closet. It isn’t always easy coming up with new outfits for the same piece so hopefully this gives you a little bit of springtime inspiration. Let’s jump into this!

Two Ways To Style A Maxi Dress For Spring

Outfit Numero Uno: Casual Chic.

maxi dress

I love love love this look!! I paired it with a cute little floppy hat because I don’t like sunburn and also it is currently one of my favorite pieces in my closet (come on — wouldn’t it be in yours, too?) 

maxi dress

maxi dress

I styled this look with sweet LC by Lauren Conrad sandals (they were on super sale and I got them for $10 HOLLA), to keep it low key and casual. I added a fun watch and floppy hat and kept the rest of my jewelry minimal. The chambray top was a perfect edition to keep it as casual as possible!

maxi dress

maxi dress

I would wear this outfit to brunch with my mom, out for pedicures, or bumming around downtown St. Louis during the day. It is light, perfect for the hot days in the spring and summer (Monday was literally 88 degrees LOL).

maxi dress

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Outfit Numero Dos: Classy Chic.

maxi dress

I think this dress is CHIC, obviously. So I dress this up a little bit more with a set of pearls — literally one of my favorite jewelry items. I got them for Christmas a few years ago and literally think of every excuse under the sun to wear them. I lost the chambray top to showcase the sight v neck detailing.

maxi dress

maxi dress

For the shoes, I tossed on a pair of nude strappy sandals with a tall heel. I love love love these shoes, and they are RIDICULOUSLY comfortable. Nude sandals always look really classy to me so I try to wear them anytime I have to go out somewhere. 

maxi dress

This outfit would be perfect for a date night out with my hubby, to see a play or other theater production or out to a fancy dinner with friends and family. Black works for everything!

maxi dress

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This dress is SO much fun to style. There are a TON of other ways you can do it, too! You could pair with gold gladiator sandals and a gold belt to give a greek goddess vibe or match it with a white jean jacket and hot pink pumps to run the show. The possibilities are ENDLESS with a simple black maxi like this.

Let me know in the comments below how YOU would style it. I can’t wait to hear your brilliant ideas!

Until Friday,

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Taylor Mobley


  1. Poonam | 22nd Mar 17

    I love the way you styled both of these looks. The casual chic look is right up my alley. Love the hat!

  2. Samantha | 22nd Mar 17

    Gorgeous! I love the looks and they are perfect for spring!

  3. ivana | 22nd Mar 17

    Great styling ideas, i love to combine and wear maxi dresses on so many different ways xo

  4. Wendy Tomlinson | 22nd Mar 17

    I really like the tied shirt with the black dress. I’m not a fan of the maxi dress but this looks really nice.

  5. Oh to Be a Muse | 22nd Mar 17

    I really like the classy chic way to wear a maxi, but both styles work so well for spring.

  6. Janel E. Berchielli | 22nd Mar 17

    Those are some very cute ideas to dress up or dress down a maxi dress

  7. Sue Tanya Mchorgh | 22nd Mar 17

    I love your blog. Great post.

  8. Rachel | 22nd Mar 17

    I totally agree the color black and maxi style dresses should be worn year-round! XO Rach |

  9. Alison @ Puppies & Pretties | 22nd Mar 17

    I love dresses like this that can go from casual to fancy with just a few swaps. Plus maxi dresses are seriously my favorite thing to wear. So easy!

  10. Lisa | 22nd Mar 17

    Love the 2 different looks! I would probably wear the casual more often but love them both!


  11. Melissa Blake | 22nd Mar 17

    I definitely prefer the more casual look….and this makes me so excited for spring!!! xoxo

  12. Mistle | 22nd Mar 17

    Love both of these looks!! Maxi dresses are so easy to style! I live in them during Spring/Summer (sometimes Winter too).

  13. Nicole | 22nd Mar 17

    I loved a good tied-up shirt over a long dress or maxi skirt – so cute!

  14. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine | 22nd Mar 17

    That’s lovely! I could just live in maxis!

  15. Caitlyn | 22nd Mar 17

    I love how you wore the button up over the dress to make it look like a skirt! I love wearing pieces like that!

  16. Krysten | 22nd Mar 17

    Both looks are stunning on you, you did a great job!

  17. Neelofar | 22nd Mar 17

    Love how you styled this dressy and casual! The denim top looks great too!

  18. Alix Maza | 22nd Mar 17

    So cute! And your hair is adorable too.

    Alix |

  19. Whitney @ Pretty Meets Practical | 22nd Mar 17

    Beautiful! I love both of these looks – I think it could definitely be a good day to night transition, too. Great post!

  20. Allison | 22nd Mar 17

    Adorable looks, I might need to add a black maxi to my closet soon.

  21. Beth | 22nd Mar 17

    Hi Taylor,

    I love black for Spring! You can dress it up (or down) anyway you want! Love the photos!!

    Beth ||

  22. Dominique | 23rd Mar 17

    Looks fabulous! I love that #modestishottest – I’d never heard it until then! I try to dress modest when ever I go to work (as I relief teach in a school) and my husband is always teasing me for my modest choice in clothing – I’m going to have to tell him it’s a “thing”. Thanks for making my day 😉

  23. Oyinkan Ogunleye | 23rd Mar 17

    I love it paired with the denim. Good job!

  24. Katy | 23rd Mar 17

    I’m obsessed with maxi dresses! Love how you paired this one with a demin jacket. Makes it look super casual and comfy

  25. Mary | 23rd Mar 17

    love how you styled the first look with the denim and hat!

  26. Rachel Ritlop | 23rd Mar 17

    Love this! I basically live in maxis (because I forget to shave haha) and usually style it with a sweater or something, but i love the chambray shirt!

  27. Abby | 23rd Mar 17

    I would pick both styles! It also shows you how versatile maxi dresses are, especially a black one like yours.

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

  28. Sirri | 23rd Mar 17

    Oh my gosh this is so pretty! I really might order right now!

  29. Greta | 23rd Mar 17

    You are so cute! A black maxi is a wardrobe staple. Love how you styled it both ways!

    Greta |

  30. Pamela Marks | 23rd Mar 17

    I love wearing my maxis all year long and these were great looks thank you.

  31. Stephanie Bills | 23rd Mar 17

    Both looks are super cute! I live in maxi dresses in the spring and will definitely be pulling some inspo from these looks!

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