How to Update Your Little Black Dress with Accessories
HOW TO UPDATE YOUR LBD
Your little black dress, fondly referred to in the fashion world as the “LBD,” is your go-to dress for any occasion. But like all things, it can get a little old after a few years. Stylish actress Kirsten Dunst could have re-invented her LBD with just a few of our fab accessory finds, and you can too! Rather than buying multiple LBD’s, here are some ideas on how to spice up your favorite black dress so you can wear it again and again, and have it look a little different every time:
LBD UPDATE #1: WEAR BOLD STATEMENT JEWELRY
Jewelry is the simplest way to update a look without changing the outfit too drastically. With the popularity of statement necklaces rising, a great option would be to grab one of these to instantly change the neckline of your LBD.
LBD UPDATE #2: LIGHTEN UP WITH COLORFUL ACCESSORIES
Accessories including handbags, belts and scarves have the ability to modernize any outfit, especially with today’s aforementioned LBD.
This sequined Bollywood clutch is adorned in a myriad of colors and will add some interest to your LBD. It’s also the perfect size to fit all of the necessary items for a night out.
To define your waist and include some color, try wearing this turquoise belt by Nikki Jaggs to immediately alter the look of the dress. Inspired by vintage items, architecture and fashion from a variety of cultures, this belt will truly add some personality to your style.
For a distinctive yet sophisticated look, try wrapping a scarf around your neck like this rose patterned square scarf from Urban Outfitters.
LBD UPDATE #3: GET NEW SHOES
A girl can never have too many shoes, and what better way to transform the appearance of an outfit than a change of footwear? With all the various embellishments, colors and styles offered in this season’s lineup of shoes, there are so many choices for every event and personality.
For a neutral style with a little character, try Steven by Steve Madden’s “Lexxa” pump in grey suede, complete with a peep toe and triple ankle straps adorned with stud detail.
BCBGirls “Malaya” pump hits on many of fall's biggest trends such as platform, the color purple, and oxford-style tassels. This trendy pump will instantaneously add some chic style to your LBD.
LBD UPDATE #4: ADD INTEREST WITH LAYERS
Layers are also a great way to spice up your LBD, especially as the nights start to cool down.
Throw on a pair of opaque tights from J. Crew for a monochromatic look, and also invest in a few different colors for layering throughout the season.
Scarves are always in style and are a chic addition to any outfit, especially LBD’s. For a few other layering ideas, you can also throw on a shawl, cardigan or a wrap for a multitude of different looks.