August 8, 2016 |

Beating the Summer Heat with Maxi Dresses

New Darlings - Summer Style - Maxi and Straw HatNew Darlings - Maxi Dress - Summer LookKnot Sisters dress c/o PBJ Boutique | Lack of Color hat (similar here and here) | tote c/o LiveFashionable | Frye sandals (similar)

Thank goodness for maxi dresses, especially during the summertime. I’ve always stayed away from the longer length and looser fit because of my shorter frame (I’m only 5’1″ — the 1″ means a lot guys! πŸ˜‰ ), but they’ve really become such a summer staple for me. Β The last leg of summer in Phoenix is always rough. Somehow we always forget what these temps are like and then August rolls around full of humidity hitting us smack-dab in the face. Flowy clothes are a saving grace…in comes the maxi. They’re great for running errands with flats and a tote, or dressing up later in the evening with some strappy sandals and big hat. Here are a few of my favorites below:

 

DRESSES
Patterned, solid, casual, fancy. Loose and airy options to stay cool no matter what the occasion
may be.

SHOES
Dress up or dress down your maxi with flat sandals, comfy slip-ons, or strappy heels.

BAGS
Straw handbags for summer walks, leather totes for afternoon errands, or a little clutch for a special date night.

ACCESSORIES
Add a hat, shades, and a few bangles to complete the look.

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