Despite what the calendar says, spring has taken it's time getting here.  But - and let's not jinx ourselves - the forecast is optimistically dry for the next few days, which means we're eager to bring out our bare legs, sandals and our favorite spring/summer workhorse: the maxi dress.

The best maxi hits just around your ankles (less chance of ungraceful tripping) to show off your carefully selected sandals (or sneakers) keeping things chic and modern. 

From L to R: Vince cotton sweater, Red Valentino cotton maxi dress, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles, Annabel Ingall cross-body bag .

From L to R: Vince cotton sweater, Red Valentino cotton maxi dress, Rene Escobar 18k gold and sterling silver bangles, Annabel Ingall cross-body bag .

It would be a no-brainer to pair this Red Valentino beauty with a denim, military or even leather jacket, but we love the play on proportion with an oversized, cotton sweater and casual cross-body bag.  Finish the look off with delicate, suede slides and a messy top-knot to keep things casual.

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Mercantile