The only thing I love more than Missoni is a great maxi dress! Summer is the right time to take advantage of dressing with the fluid nonchalance of a maxi. Wearing a long dress also conveys, “I’m dressed up” and suggests a well put-together look, so you get the best of both worlds, not to mention total comfort. A halter style travels flawlessly from day to night, and the broad crisscross strap displays your bronzed back. No necklace and a wide-brimmed hat say, “I’m on a lounging vacation.” Bold jewels and strappy heels announce an elegant dinner date. Either way, this classic zigzag knit, in refreshing orange and green, is so island-ideal I can almost smell the salty beach air and taste the mojito in my hand. On Net-a-Porter for $985.
Pair with: Hoop earrings can look chic with a maxi, especially if they happen to be this 18-karat hammered gold pair by Ippolita. On Net-a-Porter for $1,175.