There is something especially relaxed about an empire waist maxi. It’s almost like it couldn’t wait to get loose and comfortable quickly enough so the bodice never even makes it to your waist. In styling an empire maxi I suggest keeping that chill vibe going.
1) Pair the maxi with flats or espadrilles.
2) Keep accessories to a minimum, maybe adding a fedora or a casual leather belt.
3) If you opt for jewelry, think bohemian. Consider stacked bangles or large, exotic chandelier earrings.
4) Sac or bucket bags with long straps are great handbag options.