Throwing a long coat over everything might be the single easiest way to enhance your winter wardrobe. We love a maxi coat in bold or unexpected color.
If you already love your puffer vests in the winter, why not try a longer version? Wear one over a dress with the belt on the inside for just a bit of flattering definition.
A long skirt paired with boots is a winter classic. Wear one with the same color sweater for a long lean look, or for evening with a silk blouse.
You might associate maxi dresses with beachy looks or for a black tie function but they are perfect for cooler weather and daytime. Use one as a blank canvas for your favorite winter accessories and toppers.
1. Keep your maxi hemmed nicely. No one loves a coat or skirt that has grime on it from brushing the ground. “Floor-sweeping” is a metaphor, not an action item.
2. Add height and sleekness by staying monochromatic, and add pops of punctuation with accessories in the same color family, e.g., shoes, a bag, and a scarf or hat all in the same color.
3. Wear visible belts (whether under the outer layer or over) to add definition to more voluminous pieces.
4. Ground maxi looks with accessories. Chunkier boots, bigger jewelry, and larger or longer scarves work with maxi pieces.