Personal Style Monday | Maxi Skirt Turned Dress

Welcome to another Monday! This weekend I attended 2 events and like any “fashionista”, I felt like I had nothing to wear. I put my styling thinking cap on and dug into my closet and found this maxi skirt. Immediately I knew I could wear it as a dress, thus today’s OOTD title, Maxi Skirt Turned Dress!  ;-) I’ve actually worn this skirt on the blog before – check it out.

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Maxi Skirt/Dress : Bobeau, Nordstrom Rack (another option) // Necklace: eBay (other options) // Sunnies: Thrifted (Similar)

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Since this was the 1st weekend of the summer, I figured this was a perfect outfit to celebrate the occasion. For the 1st event I attended this weekend, I added my rust color Old Navy cardigan. I knew it would keep me warm since the event was held indoors.

When thinking about wearing a (printed) maxi skirt turned dress, here are 3 tips to consider:

1. Wear a (good) strapless bra. I think every woman should invest in a good strapless bra, especially if you plan on wearing dresses like this during the summertime. It’s nothing worse than looking cute and having a droopy bust. :-/

2. Add different accessories. When styling a maxi skirt as a dress, wear different accessories than you did when you wore the item as a skirt. It’ll give the item a refreshing new look!

3. Keep re-styling. A skirt like this can be styled over and over. When you find a good maxi skirt that can be worn as a dress, keep experimenting with different looks. This is a great way to maximize your wardrobe!

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Statement Necklace: eBay (other choices) // Bracelet: Side Dish Mobile // Watch: Thrifted

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The Week of June 16th | My Personal Style Pick

Kendra of Closet Confections linked up this cute look to last week Personal Style Linkup. I think her denim dress and cute sunnies are perfect for a 1st day of summer OOTD. I also saw a few other outfit faves as I browsed through Kendra’s blog; her outfits are realistic, chic and classic and I’m quite smitten with her personal style! Thanks for linking up, Kendra! :-)


 So tell me, have you ever turned a maxi skirt into a dress? How do you like my take on the trend? Let me know!

Now it’s your turn to show off your personal style. Link up your recent OOTD pots(s) below - you just may be my favorite pick for next week. Just be sure to link your outfit back to this post. Also, visit the other bloggers who’ve linked up and say hey. Have a wonderful day…be blessed and be safe! 

P.S. Don’t forget to enter my June giveaway for your chance to win some GREAT items! Best wishes to you. :-)

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Linkups: I Would So Rock This, Fab Favorites, Funday Monday, Mix it Monday, How I Summer, Manic Monday, Stylish Tuesday, Simply Just Lovely

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  1. says

    Omg!! Whitney you look absolutely stunning in this!! I have tried this look also seeing as I am 5’4″ sometimes maxi length skirts and dresses drag the ground on me. Thanks for inspiring me to try this again :) And as always thanks for hosting the link up!
    Kishina recently posted…Palazzo ChicMy Profile

    • Whitney says

      Thank you, Kishina! LOL. I’m sure you can rock this trend. Add some wedges or heels to give you a lift and you’ll be fine. ;-) Thanks for linking up…xo!

  2. says

    First of all your maxi skirt is beautiful. Loving the watercolor-ombre effect. Sort of tribal too. That necklace is a master-piece. I too have worn one of my long skirts as a dress before.

    My pleasure linking up Whitney. I linked up a post where I started a series today. I’d love for you to check it out. Thanks.

    Enjoy your week. Ada. =)
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