Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Girl from Ipanema

Last year, snaps of celebs like Kate Hudson and Nicole Richie in maxi dresses...

had fashionable young things strutting the streets in floor-grazing frocks. Fast-forward a year later and the maxi dress continues to make a strong statement, not only on the racks but on the red carpet (as seen on Rihanna, above). This is a trendy item to hang on to.

4-in-1 $39.99 Winners; winners.ca $68 Mavi; 1-888-548-MAVI mavi.com $22.80 Forever 21; forever21.com $1295 Badgley Mischka; Andrew's, Hazelton Lanes 416-969-9991

Industry Insider Interview with Jerome Chouinard-Rousseau

Location of the week: Enviius.com