The little black dress is perhaps one of the most iconic and traditional staple in any woman’s wardrobe. But, not every woman knows exactly how to liven up that pretty black dress that’s hanging in their closet to breathe a new life into it.
Short, long, A-line, or flair; there are a countless number of shapes and styles that could be added to your wardrobe. But, it can sometimes be intimidating if you want to push the envelope beyond the standard black on black. Take a deep breath, there’s nothing to fear about accessorizing this classic dress choice and creating that look you’ve been dreaming of.
Fortunately, it’s far easier to accessorize your little black dress than you may realize.
1. Add colorful jewelry.
Whether it’s a bright necklace, earrings, or bracelets you can add a little pop of color to your little black dress to give it a little more sass. Neon colors go exceptionally well with this look. So does tattoo inspired jewelry. But, if that seems to be a bit too far from your fashion comfort zone, you can always stick to richer colored gemstones or soft pastels
2. Add a white dress shirt or peplum top over your little black dress.
While it may seem unconventional to wear a shirt over a dress, this will mimic an ever popular trend of color blocking while giving your black dress a new life.
3. Sweaters and shrugs are also an accessory to your little black dress.
Not only are they functional in keeping you warm, they can update the look of your dress. Whether you stick with neutrals or brighter colors, it’s hard to go wrong when adding a cute cardigan to a black dress.
4. Animal prints
Animal prints are a great way to add some sass. Throw on a leopard or zebra print scarf for a dash of color. There’s nothing to fear with a little animal print. They can be found in many different articles of clothing. If a leopard print jacket is too much, try a couple tiger print bangle bracelets or animal inspired earrings.
5. Nude accessories
Flesh colored pieces pair exceptionally well with the little black dress, especially if you opt for a nude shoe with gold or silver jewelry. It adds some appeal to the eye without going overboard. It also helps to brighten your overall look especially if you carry it through your makeup choices.
Nude shoes make legs look longer. Photo courtesy of a A Glam Slam
6. A belt or waist cincher.
This is a great way to add interest and shape to any little black dress. This is also a great time to throw in some color. Rich burgundies or bright blues, any colorful belt will rest well against the black fabric.
Look styled by Chai
8. Leather jackets or jean accessories
9. Hats or hair accessories
Interesting adornments in your hair or a cute little hat can also help to accessorize your little black dress.
Carry a brightly colored purse or clutch that matches your jewelry to tie it all together.
Footwear is of the utmost importance when accessorizing your little black dress; try to steer clear of all black. Go nude, choose a bold print, or opt for a colorful heel.
While the little black dress is an absolute staple, it just isn’t the same without a little extra pop to give it some fierce flair. Don’t worry about making it perfect, the key to accessorizing any outfit is to try new things and to have fun with it.
What is your favorite way to accessorize your little black dress? Leave your comments below!
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