Chambray & The Maxi

One of my favorite summer wardrobe staples is the maxi dress. I'm always so sad when it comes to the end of the season and it's time to put these dresses away. However, there are a few ways to make this piece last last a little longer and into the Fall. One way is to add a cute cropped jacket and/or scarf. Another is to add a chambray shirt! Throw it on over the dress, button it up, tie it in a knot at your natural waistline and voila! You've just extended the life of your maxi dress, while getting plenty of use out of that oh-so-versatile chambray shirt! You can also try wearing the shirt open, with a belt wrapped around your waist. If you're really feeling adventurous, you can even try using a flannel shirt instead of a chambray shirt. Just make sure that the dress that you're wearing underneath is more of a solid, neutral color. Pile on layered necklaces and bangles... Have fun with it!

Dress: TJ Maxx / Shirt: Old Navy / Short Necklace: LC Lauren Conrad / Leaf Necklace: Forever 21 / Bracelets: H&M