Stay Cool in Maxi (Part 2)

 How to wear maxi dresses; summer outfit ideas 2014;  Models off Duty looks;

Photos: Miranda Kerr & Rosie Huntington-Whiteley; Courtesy of Getty Images, Xposure Photos.

As we said in Part 1 of this summer dressing series, nothing is as easy yet eye-catching as a maxi dress. If you get tired of basic black, grey or striped versions, try these two, each hits one hot trend this summer: western floral pattern and drop-waist silhouette. I love how these two fashion savvies modernized the revived trends with edgy, minimalist accessories, like the peep toe sandals and sleek tote on them, respectively.

In Chinese: 就像我们昨天在第一部分聊到的,长裙是夏天好穿又好看的必备单品。如果你已经有了黑白或条纹等基本款,今天的这两条你一定不能错过:西部风情的花朵裙和下腰线的棉布裙。对于这两件复古风格的单品,两位超模有着不同的演绎:罗西·汉丁顿-惠特莉(Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)的帅气踝靴中和了花朵裙的女人味,米兰达·可儿(Miranda Kerr)低调简约的手包平底鞋为甜美的造型加入了现代感。

How to wear maxi dresses; summer outfit ideas 2014;  Models off Duty looks;   Lip: M·A·C Lipstick in 'Pretty Please'  Dress: ASOS Bandeau Maxi Floral Dress With Contrast Waist (also love this)  Bag: Brahmin Croc Embossed Checkbook Wallet (on Huntington-Whiteley here)  Shoe: Balenciaga Glove Slingback Sandals (great alternative here & here)

Clockwise from top left:
Lip: M·A·C in ‘Pretty Please’
Dress: ASOS (also love this)
Bag: Brahmin (on Huntington-Whiteley here)
Shoe: Balenciaga (great alternative here & here)

How to wear maxi dresses; summer outfit ideas 2014;  Models off Duty looks;  Clockwise from top left:  Bag: Fendi '2Jours Elite' Leather Shopper (great alternative here)  Dress: Anthropologie Midi Pencil Dress  Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York Kia Square Tortoise Sunglasses  Ring: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry Yvette 3 Band Ring  Shoe: Tory Burch Aimee Bicolor Leather Bow Point-Toe Flats (similar here)
Clockwise from top left:
Bag: Fendi (great alternative here)
Dress: Anthropologie
Sunglasses: Kate Spade New York
Ring: Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry
Shoe: Tory Burch (similar here)

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!