TREND: Tie-Dye to the MAXI

Up until now the weather has been slightly bi-polar, trying to figure out which season it is. This past weekend the temperatures hit the '90s, leaving plenty of room to go lay out by the pool and enjoy that warm sun. If you’re wondering how to keep cool and be trendy, without the droning shorts and t-shirt ensemble, worry no more! Maxi dresses are everywhere on campus and in different variations.

The great thing about maxi dresses is that they’re breezy and come in solid colors, tie-dye, or print. These variations leave enough variety for just about any kind of style. Some dresses that seem to be very popular are the ones with pops of color, reminding you that summer is just around the corner. While these dresses are very versatile, they are also comfortable and perfect for just about any occasion.

This week's Fashionista was spotted wearing a tie-dye maxi dress from Steinmart with a fabulous mixture of orange, pink, brown and white. It is then paired with a pair of sandals and sunglasses from Target, making this fashion find trendy and affordable. When on the lookout for something 70s inspired like this dress, make sure to add at least one vibrant color that will really catch someone’s attention. A great color to try is turquoise!

Hint: To get this look, you can get a tie-dye long dress from Free People or go with a bold stripe maxi tank dress from C&C California. There are plenty of maxi dress finds on shopbop.com. You can pair this dress with a pair of Sam Edelman gladiator sandals, or even a pair of Elizabeth and James blyss thong flat sandals. Depending on what look you are going for, there are many types of sandals and wedges you can pair this dress with.

Check out other Fashionistas talking about maxi dresses, like Lauren Foster at the College of Charleston in MAXI-mize your look or Leslie Rangel at University of Texas in The Basic Maxi.

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