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How to Style a Vintage Black Maxi Dress

3 Days, 3 Ways with
Cynthia Giron aka

Name: Cynthia Jamileth Giron
Location: Houston, Texas
Occupation: Artist + Designer

Style Advice:

My best style advice is to wear what you want. Clothes are an outward expression of who we are as individuals. I like to reflect who I am in how I dress. I like to have fun with clothes and use it as a form of creative expression. If you like something and want to wear it, do it!

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Why I picked this dress to style

The garment I chose is a simple maxi dress. It’s black, simple, and versatile. I thrifted it from Goodwill and it quickly became one of my favorites just to throw on and go. My style is creative and tends to lean towards some alternative or edgy pieces so having something classic can allow me the versatility to experiment and style a dress in various ways.

Look One

Easy Monochrome Chic

A very easy and basic look. I’m wearing the dress, pairing it with a fun and cool crochet checkered bag and some thrifted leather booties. A super easy and effortless look that still looks put together. Perfect for running errands on the weekends! I enjoy doing monochromatic looks because they always look put together.

Look Two

Art School Versatility Vibes

For this look, I wanted to show how versatile this dress can be. Transforming it into a skirt simply by pairing it with a graphic top. Instantly making it more casual and comfy. I decided to keep this look fun and added some fun accessories, like stripped socks, the yin-yang necklace, and black loafers. This look is perfect for a coffee date or going to the bookstore. It definitely gives some art school vibes and taps into that creativity I love to show in my style.

Look Three

90s Grunge Glam

Probably my new favorite way to wear this dress. By adding this sheer polka dot crop top, the dress has been transformed into something else. I love how the top adds some texture and pattern and how the top has some added flare. I paired it with my favorite platform docs and a tote bag I DIY’d earlier this year.

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