In the pursuit of finding the perfect go-to staple, a little black dress goes a long way. From work to cocktail, you can always count on your LBD to be perfect for almost every occasion. Now, the question is: How do I wear it each season?
When it comes to our favorite pieces, sometimes we sacrifice our comfort for beauty, such as wearing that summer dress in the winter cold because it looks so darn cute on (we've all done it), but it's really not necessary. You can have it all! I transformed my favorite black dress into three different looks that makes it nearly unrecognizable from one outfit to the next, and it's perfect for everyday occasions and different climates. (Hello, outfit repeating!)
#1. Casually On-The-Go
There's something so cool and fearless about wearing sneakers with a dress. It's effortless, chic and most importantly, comfortable! Comfort is not always our top priority as women, but it sure is a nice treat!
I kept it simple by pairing this gray Club Monaco knit scarf with my Adidas sneakers and a simple black tote, and accessorized with marble earrings, a leather cheetah cuff and sunnies to bring out the gold accents in my sneakers. This outfit is perfect for spring, summer and fall, with the scarf being optional, but I like to keep something with me since I'm always chilly.
The beauty of spending most of your time inside at work is that you don't have to dress for the weather! These leather booties, for instance, can be worn all-year-round, especially if you work in the office, so you really get your money's worth! In Florida, it's cold for two months out of the year (if we're lucky), so I take advantage of every opportunity to layer up.
Blazers and jackets are my favorite thing to wear, because they instantly add a touch of sophistication to any outfit, and are the perfect work-appropriate attire. Have plans for cocktails after work? No problem! Take off the blazer for an edgy dress + booties ensemble, or slip on your favorite heels and you're ready to go!
Who would have thought your LBD could look so good with over-the-knee boots, or even a turtle neck? Add a peat coat with a pop of color for winter, or lose the turtleneck, if it's not too cold, for fall.
I paired it with a studded belt to add a bit of edge to my outfit, and the mixed metals make it easy to accessorize the rest of my outfit!
Not only is your little black dress classic and essential to your wardrobe, but it is also one of the most diverse pieces that you own. Although we're convinced we have nothing to wear, chances are we have more than enough. The key is not always buying more, but getting creative with what you already own.
What are your favorite staples that you can wear any season? Which look inspired you the most? *Share your thoughts in the comments below*
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