Usually around the same time that I put away my shorts and swimsuits for the summer, I put away my maxi dresses. I tend to think of a maxi dress as a great summer piece to beat the heat on those dog days of summer, but more and more lately, I have been seeing people transition their maxi dresses into the fall season by styling them with layers or finding long sleeved versions. I was so excited to receive this long sleeve, floral maxi dress from Banana Republic and even more excited to try my hand at styling it for the fall season.

I thought about pairing this stunning navy maxi dress with a pair of coordinating heels (something similar to these to be more exact --- next time!) but ultimately decided to pair this dress with my OTK burgundy boots to make it appropriate for the colder temperatures and show you all how a maxi dress can be worn into the fall & winter (holiday party outfit idea anyone?!) When my girlfriend saw this dress, she immediately said, "you need to wear this with a fur vest on top of this dress!" ...another brilliant styling idea for the winter and a great way to add a luxe touch to your outfit.

Dress: c/o Banana Republic (wearing 00 petite) | Boots: Stuart Weitzman (flat version here) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff | Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Tell me, how would you style a maxi dress for the winter?

Michelle Paige

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