Thursday, 5 June 2014

Workin' the Maxi

Last night it poured rain and today I work up to gray skies and drizzle...
Sky in photo is brighter than it appeared.

I had two choices: wear pants or wear a warm dress.  I think the answer is obvious and I turned to the 9 in 6 Style Challenge for inspiration...

Wear a Maxi Dress to Work
Accessories from my closet including the necklace from my Splurge Sorority "Fave Things" party

I recently had this dress hemmed.  It was just a little too long to be practical for... wearing.  I'm simply too old to act cool and nonchalant while tripping over my dress.  I already pushed my luck once wearing it to work at the longer length and it wasn't exactly a rousing success, so I thought I'd give this dress another try.  I turned to Pinterest for some quick style inspiration...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-YCYeO3yyznU/T5ofyzBlrSI/AAAAAAAALrQ/Oyxng6Zm6Dk/s1600/MaxiOffice.jpg
Originally pinned from emily style

This was but one example, and it seemed the general style formula for wearing maxi dresses to work is:
  • choose a maxi dress you like
  • add a blazer
  • add some professional looking shoes and accessories
Seems pretty easy to me.  Except if you follow me on Instagram you know I had some blazer indecisiveness.  I finally decided that because the dress is a bold colour (right in the radiant orchid spectrum!), it would be best paired with default black.
That's my "I'm a very serious professional" look.
I held that for all of about 2 seconds.  You can't be too serious when you work in pediatrics.

My verdict on this work maxi look: success!  The simple accessories and closed-toed shoes added some professional cred, and the blazer hemline hit me in the right spot.
If you're looking for simple successful style, give your maxis a work-go by following that style formula!  Be sure to snap a selfie and tag me @VVBoutiqueStyle and/or use #9in6Style - not only will you look great, but you'll be entered to win a $20 credit on the Sister Thrifters site.  (Right now there's an AMAZING vintage Ungaro dress.)  What do you say - would YOU wear a maxi dress to work?

2 comments:

  1. love, love, love maxi dresses!! :) i approve! ;)

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    1. Thanks Kim! I think I still prefer them casual but nice to know there is a way to wear for work! YOU look beautiful in maxis!

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