During the summer months I love wearing maxi dresses, they are so easy to throw on and gives you such a effortless style. One of my favourite things about maxi dresses is they are so easy to take from day to evening with a quick switch of shoes. I have two pairs of shoes which completely transform my look but also clearly show you how you can take quite a relaxed maxi dress and make it look quite dressy.
The classic ballet Pumps with a twist
I have to say I am a bit of a ballet pump addict, I wear them all the time, as they are so comfortable, and practically go with any outfit. Having a nude pair of ballet pumps in your collection is a really staple for me, but these have a bit of a twist. The beautiful shoes from Dune have a ribbon on them so they look like a ballerina’s shoe, which I adore. I actually brought these for my wedding day, as I wanted a ballet pump that was slightly different, and they just look so cute on. These shoes are so incredibly comfortable and are something so different.
These shoes are made from really soft leather, so they mould to your feet, and meant I never got blisters even on my first wear. Spending a bit more money on shoes is well worth it, they properly support your feet and will last so much longer. To be honest you could easily dress an outfit up with these shoes as they look so sophisticated and mean you will always be comfortable.
Heels seems to be everyones go to evening shoes, as they can elevate any outfit and give you an immediate boost of confidence. A style of shoes that I absolutely adore, but could never justify buying, is the Valentino Rockstud Heels. I love wearing heels but only wear them occasionally so there’s not much point me buy an expensive pair as I wont use them enough.
These shoes are actually from Primark and were under £20, an absolute bargain for how stunning and comfortable they are. For me a pointed heel instantly makes a shoe look so elegant, and I just can’t get over how gorgeous they shoes look on. Wearing a pair of heels with a maxi dress can instantly take it from casual day time look to an elegant night time / date night look. I personally think wearing a really plain maxi dresses and these heels look stunning. It will draw some of the attention down to the heels, as the rest of the outfit is simple and sophisticated.
There are so many ways to style a maxi dress with these being my two favourites. If you want to see what I wore on my recent trip to Portugal then have a look at my recent vlog.