When it comes to putting an outfit together you can never go wrong with a staple black piece. Whether it be a pair of black jeans, a black leather jacket or a little black dress these items are so easy to style and can be paired with almost any colour. I’m sure I am not the only one who has multiple simple black dresses sitting in the closet waiting to be worn. Often people think an item like this can only be worn for a black tie event or a more formal setting but there are so many ways to dress up and alternatively dress down this staple fashion piece. Depending on what pieces you choose to add to your little black dress you can take this one item and transform it into an outfit for the office, brunch with the girls or a night out on the town with your significant other. Here are a few ways you can style your little black dress for every occasion.
Wear to Work
Putting together an outfit for work with a simple black dress can be quite easy. Throw on a blazer over top of your dress and add a pair of heels and you have the perfect work appropriate outfit that can also be transformed for happy hour. If you want to go for a more unique style, layering a white button up shirt underneath a scoop neck sleeveless black dress can also give you a more professional look with a touch of preppy school girl. Pair this look with some sheer tights and pumps or booties and you have another solid look for a day in the office.
Date night is your opportunity to go for a more edgy look and really make accent pieces stand out rather than the dress itself. The beauty of wearing black is that it goes with just about every other colour so this is your opportunity to wear those neon orange strappy heels you bought thinking you could wear them with any outfit. An outfit with a black dress is the perfect time to add any pieces that you want to stand out. A unique jacket for colourful shoes, even funky accessories. A slip dress with some colourful mules or heels can create a simple yet chic look. Date night is where you want to look your best, feel your best and stand out and who can go wrong with a simple black dress and some accessories to make it pop.
Casual Day On The Town
While most may not resort to wearing a dress for a busy day on the town, a simple black dress styled the right way can add an elevated aspect to a casual vibe. Try layering your favourite graphic tee under a black slip dress with a belt and a pair of sneakers. For a look that works in colder weather you can layer a sweater or oversized blazer on top of a fitted black mini dress with sheer tights and chunky flat boots.
Brunch With The Girls
Who can resist a day on a sunny patio enjoying brunch with some friends? Finding the right outfit can be super easy for days out like this. In the summer you can truly pair a pair of sandals or slides with many dresses and a modern maxi dress is perfect for brunch. Adding white and pastel accents can brighten up your outfit as well. You can also pair your black dress with a pinstripe button up and tie it in the front to accentuate your waistline. Add to that a wicker tote bag and a pair of slides and you have the perfect brunch outfit.