How I Style It: The Maxi

Today I’m linking up with 5 of my blogging buddies for the 2nd “How I Style It” link-up!  This is a new monthly linkup where we all get together to show you how we style our favorite fashion trends, and invite you to join us in showing off your passion for fashion as well!  
Bloggers: scroll to the end to get the details and link-up:)
This month, we’re having a Maxed Out Maxi party!!!  
It seems like maxis have been everywhere this past year, and while the midi is gaining traction, I don’t see the maxi leaving anytime soon.  Maxi skirts/dresses are very comfortable and versatile. . .you can dress them up or dress them down.  Take this black maxi dress for example.  It’s very basic, and a perfect a “blank canvas”to dress up or down.  I’ve chosen to add pops of color with my scarf and bag (no, I didn’t have to sell my first born for either of them, but it was close.haha).
I chose a black maxi because I have big hips.  For us hippy girls, maxis can sometimes be unflattering because of how they lay.  I suggest trying a maxi dress in a solid color, and adding a scarf or statement necklace that draws the eye to your upper body.   I also found that a maxi dress works better for me than a maxi skirt.  If you’re looking for a perfect maxi skirt, look for one with a foldover waistband that doesn’t have a skinny piece of elastic in it.
Sometimes I prefer to wrap my scarves to look like an infinity scarf.  You can tie the ends together or you can just pop the ends up in the middle of the scarf, which is what I did here.  When I do this, I like to layer a long necklace with the scarf.
Maxi: Old Navy
Scarf: Lilly for Target, sold out (option*/option/in love with this option)
Necklace: Origami Owl
Tote: Lilly for Target, sold out (similar*)
Shoes: Target*
*Target is currently doing a sale where you get $10 off when
you spend $50 on clothing, shoes, and accessories

I’m traveling to Vegas later this month, and this would be great to wear on the plane.  It could also just as easily be a go-to for a day out with friends.
Be sure to stop by my co-hosts’ blogs, as well as those linking up, and check out how they styled their maxis!!!

Beauty and the Binky
Bright on a Budget
Doused in Pink
Garay Treasures

How do YOU style your maxi?
READY TO JOIN IN??? Now for the #maxedoutmaxi! Link up a recent fashion post of yours featuring your favorite maxi dress or skirt! Please limit yourself to three links. Be sure to hop around some of the other posts that have been linked up and spread the love in the blog world! Share your posts on social media using the #maxedoutmaxi hashtag and be sure to tag us! This link party will go live Wednesday, May 10 at 7 a.m. eastern time and will end Monday, May 18 at midnight eastern time.

Next month’s linkup with be #teedupstyle on June 10.  Show us how you style your favorite basic tee (it can even be a graphic one)! 

Nice to meet you!

Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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