The Essential Little Black Dress - Day to Night Looks
The Little Black Dress. It's essential. It's a staple. It's easy, versatile wear. Every woman needs one.
I have to admit, I hate when people say that - "Every woman needs one." I mean, really - is a Little Black Dress really that essential?
YES. YES. And more YES! But beyond that, I want to show you how.
Let's take a Little Black Dress (see above). It's basic, simple and elegant on its own. So how do you take this same Little Black Dress and change it up for work and then for some (after hours) play?
A blazer is a must. I love wool-blended gray blazers, they exude sophistication and style. Heels for work are a must. They announce you're coming and let the world know you mean "business." Jewelry - something simple. A simple gold coin necklace and gold cuff. I loved this black wool coat, it truly captures such a classic professional look. I then brought it all together with this oversized leather tote.
Let's take this same look and change it up a bit for a little play:
This is what I love about a Little Black Dress - everything can stay the same, except you ditch the blazer and add-on something fun and frilly - in this case, a vest. I chose a black ruffle vest, I felt it gave the look a true chic factor.
Let's try one more look.
I wanted to change the work look up a bit on this one. I took the Little Black Dress and added a gorgeous black boot. You don't need to go with a heel - go with whatever is most comfortable. I chose a luxurious black sweater wrap on this one, not a blazer. Longer sweater wraps are always a great second-option. And for jewelry I went with something with a little color. Splashes here and there are fabulous while wearing all black, especially channeled through jewelry.
So how can this look be transitioned into a "play time" look?
Keep the boots and the jewelry. Ditch the sweater wrap. All I would do is add one more spectacular necklace and a bright, beautiful and colorful coat! I especially love that it's ruffled and tiered, very cool.
So... Little Black Dress. Yeah, you gotta get one!