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Patio Skirt

A few months back I started to get into the whole maxi skirt/maxi dress trend.  I love the maxi because it is cool and comfortable on hot days, but also keeps me warm in the air conditioning.  It works well for my pear shape, because it drapes nicely from my hips giving me a nice clean silhouette.  I can easily pair this one with my usual jean jacket, a chambray shirt, or cardigan.

Patio Skirt Banana Republic
Patio Skirt

Where to get this look:

Skirt – Banana Republic, no longer available on their website

Timeless Tank – Banana Republic $20.00

Navy Cardigan – (Similar) Gap $31.99

Classic layer necklace – Banana Republic $29.50

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The maxi dress

Now that summer has officially hit the Pacific Northwest, I decided to try out a style I had been seeing everywhere, the Maxi Dress.  This particular one is from Old Navy and I found it to be a great staple that I can easily dress up with different accessories.  On this particular day, I wore it to work with a cropped jean jacket from Old Navy, a wide brown belt from Anthropologie, and some bracelets I made myself.  (Which you can’t really see in the picture.)

I feel that this worked for my shape because I was able to balance my proportions with a cropped jacket on top, and accentuate my waist with the wide brown belt.  I was worried about the knit fabric hugging my hips so I ended up buying the dress a size larger than I could have and brought it in at the waist with the belt.  This way, it skims nicely off of my curvier parts and provides the shape I want.

navy maxi for pear shaped women
I paired this navy maxi with a cropped jean jacket, a wide brown belt, a long necklace, and some flat sandals.

Where to get the look:

Jersey Tank Maxi Dress in Goodnight Nora – Old Navy $29.94

Similar denim jacket – Old Navy $32.00

Braided Strands Corset Belt – Anthropologie $48.00

Handmade stretch bracelets – Instructions and Supplies on Fusion Beads