Wednesday, August 1, 2012

summer trends on a budget {part 3}

Happy August, y'all!

Are maxi dresses still a trend? I hope so, because they are one of the most comfy summer clothing items I own. Confession: I haven't bought a maxi dress since 2010. But I have tried to style my dresses differently; this summer I've  layered contrasting tanks to update the look and keep it fresh, my take on color blocking.

maxi + contrast tank = color block maxi

Navy blue maxi dress: 
I bought this at Target a few summers ago and used to always wear a navy blue tank with it, but this year I've worn a contrast color to give a color block effect.

Add dress (Target) // tank (LOFT outlet) // shoes (old) // headband (Dollar General Market)

Red gauze maxi:
I don't even remember where I bought this, but judging by the label in it, I think I picked it up at Marshall's or TJMaxx. I never loved the way it looked with straps, so I decided to tuck the straps in and wear a contrasting tank under it.

dress (old) // tank (Target) // earrings (AcuteDesigns, similar)

And I'll leave you with an outtake photo...oh, doggie.


What trends are you loving this summer?

In case you missed the earlier posts in this series, check out summer trends on a budget:
{part 1} and {part 2}

I'm linking with Lindsey for What I Wore Wednesday

7 comments:

  1. totally still in style! I love maxi dresses, they are so comfy, but because they are a dress you are put together, hehe.

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  2. yes yes yes! that navy maxi is PERFECT! so versatile, beth!

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  3. LOVE! I tried the color blocking thing with my strapless maxi but Mr. E. did NOT like it. :( Bummer - because I did!

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    1. My husband has an opinion on fashion as well - he's getting used to the fact that we live in an area that doesn't necessarily keep up, and is ok now with me trying new things ;)

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