When I’ve got a function to attend and I’m not quite sure what to wear, I break out my favorite little black dress a/k/a LBD. It’s the go-to piece that will never let you down. In fact, if you learn to style it with other pieces, all of which are probably already in your closet, you can get at least seven different outfits out of that one dress. Now that’s what I call versatile! If you don’t own a little black dress that you love, it’s time to invest. And if you’re just looking to spruce up the little black dress you already own, I’ll help you freshen it up with some accessories that will give you several looks that will suit just about any occasion!
My picks for little black dresses cover a lot of bases:
- Fun and flirty
- Basic but never boring
- Short to midi-style length
- Daring to conservative
If you don’t own an LBD, I would suggest a basic black dress so you can wear it to church, school, work and date night. If you already own an LBD and want something with a different vibe, I have lots of fun picks. Many are on sale so click all the options before making your purchase. There are some SPLURGES and some STEALS! I scored mine at a local boutique, Peacocks Plume on SALE. It’s still going on NOW! Lucky you! Some items are 70% off!
Now that we have the essential piece handled, let’s focus on how to create 7 different looks.
1. Add A Pop of Color
I love to add red to an all-black outfit! You can do it with the shoes or a cool clutch. And don’t forget the lips are a perfect place to add obvious impactful color.
2. Add A Hat
You get a whole different look when you add a hat. A hat adds style to your outfit and will also provide sun protection for those wanting to protect their skin from damaging rays.
3. Get an Edgy Look with a Moto Jacket (recent post)
Motorcycle jackets are so on trend this season and can take you from fall all the way through the early months of summer. It modernizes your look and gives you warmth when you need it. Check out my recent post on moto jackets.
4. Go Urban Style
I love that sneakers have made a comeback. You can wear them with anything! Make that dress a little more casual by adding cool sneakers and a backpack! Not only do you get comfort but you’ve got a totally new look! That LBD is not just for fancy occasions.
5. Break out a Jean Jacket
Ahhh, the essential jean jacket. It’s a no-brainer transition piece, and a definite must-have! (A lot more on that in another article) For now, just know that the jean jacket can really dress up an otherwise fancy LBD down quite a bit and make it more wearable during the day.
6. Transition with Boots
Add boots to your all black outfit. If you want that edgy look, do an over the knee boot (OTK) boot with the moto jacket. There are some great boots on sale this time of year!
7. Add Booties
You can add just about any style bootie to an LBD and get a different look. These are casual but you could easily pair that LBD with a pair of white booties and you’ve dressed it up quite a bit.
The LBD is a must-have piece for your closet. Dig around in your closet and revisit what you already own. If you don’t love it, find an LBD you do love. It’s a worthy investment. One piece — seven different ways. Now, that is a STEAL! Lots on sale but don’t wait, availability and color selection is getting low on some items.
Images by Erin Smith