Minimum to Maximum

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A black maxi can be one of the best investments when you don't have an extensive budget. My biggest rule of thumb when searching for a maxi is: the simpler the better. I have worn mine on many occasions, and I look forward to more ways and places to wear it. When you shop for a maxi dress, you want to make sure it serves multiple purposes and is easily transitional. First, purchase a maxi in a neutral color, this allows you to mix and match it with any sort of jacket, color or accessory. Even a color-lover like myself understands the great importance of a simple, black maxi, it's just another version of the LBD! Trust me - colored and patterned maxis will beg for your (and your wallet's) attention, but in the end a neutral maxi will be a bigger bang for your buck. I have worn mine time and time again, all in new and innovative ways. Long story short, a black (or neutral of your choice) maxi is a must. A maxi in a simple silhouette gives you the freedom to style it however you wish. A blank canvas is a versatile canvas. You have complete power when you invest in a minimalist maxi... I'll give you some time to think on that.

Maxi dress: Nation Ltd. (similar here, or here, love this one), Moto Jacket: Kenneth Cole, Necklace: Hyla Dewitt, Sunglasses: Westward \\ Leaning, Sandals: Loeffler Randall (here)