O’Neill: One dress, three waysWritten by Lauren O'Neill | | firstname.lastname@example.org
A little black dress. Four simple words in the fashion world that translate into the everyday woman’s world. A little black dress or LBD is an item that every woman of all ages has in their closet. It is a staple that can truly take a woman anywhere, anytime. From the board room, to a hot date, to a wedding, to drinks with friends, to errands around town- A little black dress can be dressed up or down and is an item that never fails to look good.
For most of us, our LBD is all too comfortable on its own, that wearing it any other way seems unconventional. Step out of the ordinary, and try these three different look ideas. Easy, adorable, and far from the usual.
If you are looking for a more professional or conservative look, try pairing your basic white blouse under your little black dress. Try rolling or cuffing the sleeves of your blouse and make sure the blouse is smoothed out underneath your dress. Add a big watch and layer a few bracelets. Mix a layer of pearls and for some extra sass, add a fun belt like a leopard print belt or a bright colored or metallic belt. Finish the look of with a pair of sheer black tights and your favorite pair of pumps. This look is classic, conservative, and extremely stylish in one. Perfect for the board room or any networking event.
For an edgy, more playful look, try pairing your little black dress with a leather bomber jacket. Black is always cute, but a fun red, caramel, or olive green color is fun and adds dimension to the look. Accessorize with a statement necklace like one with big gems or a tribal inspired necklace with layers in gold or silver. Have fun with your tights by pairing your look with black checkered or striped tights, and finish off the look with a pair of ankle boots. The look is edgy, and fashion forward in one. Perfect for a night out on the town or for a dinner date.
If you are looking to completely change the look of your little black dress, start by picking out your favorite sweater. Sweaters with cowl necks look great over a dress. Place your sweater over your dress, and add a thin belt over your sweater to add shape to the look. A thin belt adds the shape that you want, without overwhelming your body. Keep your accessories minimal by layering a few thin necklaces or a few simple bracelets. Have fun with your tights and don’t be afraid of adding a pop of color like red, purple, or blue. Finish off your look with a pair of ankle boots or knee high boots and you are set to go. This looks is cozy, cute, and super transitional. A fun twist that automatically changes the look of your once basic dress.
A little black dress is a great staple in all of our closets, so we should really take advantage of wearing them more! Try any of these ideas, and have fun creating your own. Remember, one item can many times be transformed into several different looks. This is a perfect way to save money and have fun with items that are already in our closets!
Lauren blogs about fashion at www.mypinmoneyfashion.com