Taking Maxi Dresses & Skirts from Summer to Fall
by ATFDC Contributor Kelsi Zimmerman
Don’t want to pack away your maxi skirts and dresses with the rest of your summer wardrobe? You don’t have to! I will provide you with tips on how to take your maxi pieces of your wardrobe from summer to fall.
According to the runways back in February, this fall the trend for the appearance of garments is “manipulated fabrics”, meaning garments that are draped, patterned, have laser-cut details, printed on, lacquered or even metallic. The colors that will fill the retail stores this fall? Black (of course), Titanium, French Roast, Pink Flambe, Tangerine, Ultramarine Green and Honey Gold.
Considering the forecasted trends for this fall, us as Fashiontonians are in luck, because plenty of local retailers in the DMV have maxi dresses and skirts incorporating these trends to make sure we are on top of the trends for this fall.
From Violet Boutique in Georgetown located 2439 18th St NW, you can purchase this whole look which is perfect for fall. A printed maxi under an oversized sweater paired with these lace-up Rebecca Minkoff chestnut booties that you can purchase from The Shoe Hive located at 127 South Fairfax Street in Alexandria.
Violet has many great maxi pieces to perfect your Fall wardrobe, you can purchase this “Flying Tomato” printed maxi along with the whole look provided, a perfect combination of what is in for the early fall when the days are starting to get a bit cooler.
For a night out Violet Boutique currently has this metallic maxi skirt accompanied by the blue blazer, which will look fabulous when paired with these Vali by Kors black suede peep toe wedges from The Shoe Hive.
Violet also has this printed silk maxi in store that will look great with the Rebecca Taylor wrap shirt from Zoe Boutique wrapped over top of the dress and cinched at the waist. Zoe Boutique is located at 130 South Union Street in Alexandria.
At Treat Boutiquein Alexandria, located at 103 South Saint Asaph Street, you can find a hazel Accordian Pleated Maxi Skirt with a twist, where the lining stops mid thigh.With this piece which is perfect for the office or a night-out, you can tuck a sheer black top from Zoe Boutique into the maxi and finish with this fun “Afternoon Tea Party Necklace”, incorporating many of Fall’s colors and trends in one look.
You can find this statement necklace at Lou Lou’s Boutique who has multiple DC area locations, including 1601 Connecticut Ave NW.
With all of these options for maxi dresses and skirts that incorporate this fall’s latest trends found in stores right here in the DC area, you will be able to wear your favorite style dress while still dressing for the weather and this season’s trends.
A 21 year old Maryland Native and Senior Fashion Merchandising major at Stevenson University fashion has consumed Kelsi’s life from a young age and continues to as she travels to experience the fashion scenes from various cities across the world. Kelsi is thrilled to be back in the DMV and help bring to light the rising fashion scene right here in DC.