Here are two different ways to style a basic black maxi dress. Yes, they both include denim, but trust me, they’re different!
One incorporates a denim jacket AND a scarf (a wild, leopard print scarf), and the other a chambray shirt. The chambray can be worn similarly to a jacket (open, unbuttoned), OR buttoned up like a shirt, letting the maxi shine as more of a skirt than a dress. Whatever you prefer! Great for when you need options...or when the weather’s being weird and you may or may not need layers...
maxi dress: Old Navy
on the left:
denim jacket: from a friend (Old Navy Outlet)
Cleopatra sandals: Shoe Carnival
on the right:
chambray: Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s
Cleopatra sandals: WalMart