I’m back with another fun post sponsored by London Times, showing 12 ways to style an LBD! I’m sharing how to take a little black dress from day to night, or from work to play. With everyone’s schedules jam-packed and getting increasingly more hectic as the holidays approach, it makes sense to have a couple of go-to pieces that can easily transition from work meetings to a movie date, or from shopping to a night out on the town. We all have accessories lying around that can make an outfit pop, like statement necklaces or a pair of bright heels, and also ones that can tone a more formal dress down, like a knit scarf, denim jacket and ballet flats. Having a basic foundation piece like a great-fitting little black dress makes it so easy to transition between events and occasions throughout the day (or the week). Here are a couple of outfit formulas I love:
Fall Layers – throw on a pair of black tights (patterned or solid), ankle booties and a knit scarf.
Brunch Perfect – Top an LBD with an olive military-style jacket, layers of gold necklaces and beige lace-up heels.
Edgy – With a shorter LBD, rock some OTK boots and a little biker jacket.
Chic & Simple – Layer on a camel knit cardigan, nude pumps, and a tan satchel or bucket bag.
Sunday Casual – Wear shiny black leather booties and a light denim jacket for the perfect weekend shopping outfit.
Classy Night Out – Choose a black belt with a metal hardware accent, pointy-toe pumps and a little clutch. This outfit also looks gorgeous with all of the accessories in white.
Transitional Layers – Pair a tan or olive cardigan with a leopard scarf, tan bag, and lace-up flats or sandals.
Pop of Bright (or Leopard) – Take a basic black dress and throw on some bright (I love fuchsia and cobalt for this) or leopard-print heels, and keep the rest of the look simple.
Relaxed Trench – Top an LBD with a grey or camel trench coat, a black leather bucket bag and white sneakers.
I know this classic lace-embellished dress is black and white, but I still feel like it can be classified as an LBD because it has versatility and elegance. I also love the little shimmer in the skirt fabric. See the three ways I styled it below.
Dress c/o London Times // Bag / Nordstrom // Heels / Ivanka Trump // Bracelet / J. Crew
Paired with a classic wool trench, rich (faux) leather bag, and ankle-strap heels, this look could easily transition from a work meeting to a night out if you carry a smaller clutch inside the tote!
Dress c/o London Times // Boots / Alfani // Tights / Hue // Sunnies / Amazon
For a cozier look, I combined this knit cape with knee-high boots and tights. I was so sad that the statement necklace I wanted to wear with this outfit BROKE as I was putting it on, because I definitely think this look could use a little sparkle, but that didn’t stop me from twirling around!
Dress c/o London Times // Jacket / JcPenney // Bag / Poshmark // Necklace / The Crowned Crane // Tights / Hue // Bracelet / Ronnie M // Sunnies / Amazon
This might have been my favorite look, and I think that it’s perfection for brunch or a casual date. The wedge booties are comfortable but still give a little height, and the military-inspired jacket and crossbody bag lend a casual vibe.
London Times has been KILLING IT in the LBD realm, and I’m loving so many of the dresses they’re offering right now. I also am thrilled that they offer their dresses in a wide range of sizes, so everyone can find something beautiful that works for their body type. Check out their new arrivals here.
Shot by Holli Zenko Photography.
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