Floral Maxi in the Fall

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a maxi dress with cognac suede over the knee boots.

A floral maxi dress might seem like something you have to retire in the fall (especially in places like Chicago and New York!), but with the right layering, it can be surprisingly versatile! (As long as it’s the right color palette… Neutrals and fall hues work best! Not so sure a hot pink maxi is going to look seasonally appropriate, haha.)

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral maxi dress in the fall with a suede moto jacket, cream turtleneck, and suede over the knee booties.

I love the colors of this dress… navy blue, dark green, winter white, and a little pop of mustard yellow. If you’re wanting to experiment with color more, you could pop a cozy yellow sweater *over* the dress for a different look. For a lunch meeting at Beatrix last week (or maybe two weeks ago), I paired it with a cream turtleneck underneath and an olive green moto jacket on the top. The dress has a slit on one side so suede over the knee boots too the place of tights! I’m so not ready for tights season yet, you guys.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a navy foral dress with a ribbed turtleneck layered underneath.

For sizing notes, I’m wearing a medium in the dress, but could have probably gotten away with a small! Runs true to size. For the turtleneck, definitely size up! I’m wearing a medium and it’s still very fitted. But I got it to wear under dresses this season (it’s cropped), so I don’t mind it being tight!

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a navy blue floral dress with an olive green suede moto jacket.

Get the Look…

White Elephant Designs Floral Dress (only $54!)
Privacy Please Cropped Turtleneck
Azalea Olive Green Suede Moto Jacket (similar here, herehere, & here!)
Kate Spade Navy Blue Bag (old; similar here & here!)
Arturo Chiang Cognac Suede Over the Knee Boots (old; similar here, here, & here!)
Illesteva Sunglasses
Lipstick: Bobbi Brown in ‘Bare’

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a navy blue floral dress with an olive green suede moto jacket.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral dress with cognac suede over the knee boots.

Chicago fashion blogger Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins wearing a floral maxi dress in the fall with a suede moto jacket, cream turtleneck, and suede over the knee booties.

Have you tried wearing any of your maxi dresses in the fall? Would love to hear your styling tips, too!

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9 Comments

  1. 11.14.17
    Briana commented:

    I love how you dressed up this dress! The slit is perfect with the boots!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

    • 11.14.17
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks girl! Boots double as pants sometimes this time of year, haha!

  2. 11.14.17
    Peppermint Dolly commented:

    Love this combination – you look fantastic!

    Rebecca
    xx
    http://www.peppermintdolly.com

    • 11.14.17
      Jessica commented:

      Thanks girl! xoxo

  3. 11.14.17
    Emma commented:

    Those boots though!
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  4. 11.14.17
    Liv commented:

    Totally going to break out my maxi dresses for the colder season. Great look!

    Liv

    livforstyle.net

  5. 11.15.17
    Bessie commented:

    I really like your autumn floral dress style…not too dressy but beautiful. Love it xx

    Love
    Bessie
    http://www.fashionnoodle.com

  6. 11.15.17
    Natali commented:

    I love wearing floral dresses in Fall and you are looking so cute in this boho like outfit!

    https://lartoffashion.com/erdem-love/

  7. 11.15.17
    Rachelle commented:

    This maxi dress is so pretty, love these layers.

    xo
    Pinksole